Flash Harry

Happier news from Dyfed Shires this month – they have a new horse who’s just joined the farm. His name is Caerberllan Flash Harry and he was born in April this year. We met him today and can confirm he’s very cute 🙂 To see more photos and keep track of him over our many futureContinue reading “Flash Harry”

The Shires (and other animals) of Dyfed Shire Horse Farm

As you may have noticed, I have become rather fond of horses. Me and my daughter are regulars at Dyfed Shire Horse Farm so I thought I’d introduce you to the horses (and other animals) that keep us going back… Shires Bonus (Cotebrook Dark Lady) Alfie (Ladysmith Alpha) Archie (Dyfed Liberation) Santes (Dyfed St Helena)Continue reading “The Shires (and other animals) of Dyfed Shire Horse Farm”

Gentle Giants

Yesterday my daughter and I went to Dyfed Shire Horse Farm again and had a lovely time. The Shire horses are so big but so gentle and sweet natured. Even with something so big it can be worth looking closer, and I enjoyed getting some photos of their beautiful eyes as well as stepping backContinue reading “Gentle Giants”

Big Jumps

When I’m not taking photos of small things like flowers and insects, I take photos of rather larger things… namely horses! My daughter loves to ride and I often find myself sitting in field in the rain taking photos at competitions. In this event I sat near this huge log jump and was happy toContinue reading “Big Jumps”

Partners

I was looking through recent photos thinking about what would be suitable for this week’s photo challenge and it was going to be all about insects but then I realised I had some perfect examples of partnership in photos of my daughter, Abi, riding. The partnership between the rider and the horse is essential toContinue reading “Partners”

Big and small boundaries

Ok, so where do we go with boundaries? How about this fence which is quite literally the boundary of the field, stopping me from getting in and the cows from getting out. There are many boundaries in this photo. My daughter is riding along the boundary fence in the show-jumping area of the field. ThereContinue reading “Big and small boundaries”

Beach Riding

So, yesterday, I spent quite a large amount of time getting ridiculously windswept and covered in sea spray! But it was for a good cause. My daughter asked for a beach ride for her birthday, so I had arranged for her, her friend and her friend’s mum to go to Nolton Stables in Pembrokeshire andContinue reading “Beach Riding”

Cross Country Splash

Yesterday my daughter was having a Cross Country riding lesson with friends. They are preparing for a Cross Country event at the end of the month. As usual I took a lot of photos all around the course, but this jump was definitely my favourite. It was great fun getting shots of the riders envelopedContinue reading “Cross Country Splash”

Like Flying

This is my daughter at a Show Jumping competition at the weekend. As you’d imagine, I took a LOT of photos, and after sifting through them all, I think this is the best one. It’s well-focused (unlike many of the photos!) and I like how my daughter’s face is showing how much she is concentrating, but alsoContinue reading “Like Flying”