Goodbye Little Archie

I am so sad to hear today that little Archie (Dyfed Liberation) died last night. He was such a sweet little foal who we’ve visited regularly since he was born in June. Here are some of my favourite photos of him taken through his short life. If you’d like to see more, please check outContinue reading “Goodbye Little Archie”

Best of 2018

Happy New Year, dear readers. I thought I’d have a look back at my most popular posts from 2018. I’ve used the WordPress stats page to see which posts had the most views, and here’s the top 10: It’s been lovely to look through my old posts, especially as I haven’t taken many photos lately.Continue reading “Best of 2018”

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”

Beloved Pony

I saw that the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ‘beloved’ and I had to choose my daughter’s favourite pony at our local riding school. We can’t afford a pony of our own, but she loves this pony (Squirrel) and rides him regularly. ❤ Here they are after today’s riding lesson: And here they areContinue reading “Beloved Pony”

Best Christmas Outfit

17/12/16 – Edited to add: The vote is now closed! Thank you for voting. The winner is number 10! Congratulations 🙂 —- At the weekend I was at the Christmas Show Jumping competition at Rheidol Riding Centre. While rosettes were awarded for the various rounds, there wasn’t an award for the best dressed rider onContinue reading “Best Christmas Outfit”

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”

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”

Happiness is…

Following on from yesterday’s post when I showed a photo of my daughter riding … we had another competition today and I was doing my usual job of taking photos to record the occasion. My daughter hired her favourite pony from the stables as usual and in the wintry sunshine while getting started with the warm-upContinue reading “Happiness is…”