It seems that for some it’s a bit unclear why I write this blog and what the purpose of it is. So here below you have 3 reasons why:
1. Online Diary – memories collector
I’m not one of those that write things down in a notebook or print out photos, so this is my online diary of mine and Mr.Grumpies road together. It’s really nice to look back and see what has happened in the last six months and see how much we’ve grown from where we came from.
I like to provide Mr.Grumpy with good quality products. Why? Because it means I generally need to buy something once instead of several times. However and it’s a big however, I simply can’t afford most of the quality horse products at full price. They are far to expensive for my wallet. What does that mean? It means I need to get creative. I need to buy stuff on sales or at the best possible price. This is the only way I can afford the things I’ve bought so far like the Rambo summer rug for 20 euro, or the Kieffer bridle on 40% sale. It has nothing to do with sponsorship or sucking up to any brand, it’s only about getting the products you want for the price that suits your budget. As I know I’m not the only one that has it like this I like to share the information I find.
3. Research and learning
I didn’t grow up with horses. The closest I came to one was watching telly or reading the occasional penny. I didn’t get to run around the stable at a young age learning all the things penny girls do. I’ve only been around horses and horseriding for the last 4 years. Which means I am now catching up on all types of information and have been in a pretty steep learningcurve since I got Mr.Grumpy. Therefore I like to write it down here so that I am able to better remember it, but also be able to help out other novice riders who’s in the same boat as me.
Now, that that’s out of the way. Today I cantered without stirrups for the first time. I even squealed a little “wiiii” as I did it(long live the child in yourself). Half a year ago I would never have dared to go in to the outdoor arena and do that riding by myself without a trainer. Beating those fears one by one. (Insert dancing lady smily here). Mr.Grumpy is now loosing all of his fury coat so he is feeling better as well which feels really good.
“Ignorance is bliss”