I never thought about being a mother. I admire women who grow up knowing that that is their path but […]
Archive for ‘Insight’
Pregnancy…Horseriding, hormones, homesick
I always knew that pregnancy changes a woman. I learnt this because a lot of women I knew who rode […]
It’s been an interesting year for me so far, and It’s given me a new perspective on a lot of […]
Stretching the Horse Effectively…not just letting him get Long
Stretching is a vital element to the training of dressage. It is the reward to the horse, it loosens the […]
The horse is not ready for extension!
The horse is not ready! Seems simple enough, but this is often a phrase we don’t hear enough or we […]
Horse Buying-Not for the Faint Hearted!
We all have a horse buying story! Either we heard one or we lived one or we are still experiencing […]
International Dressage Trainers Club Seminar…an inside look with Frederico Pinteus
Attending the recent two day seminar at the legendary Vorweck stud (Gestüt Vorwerk), Portuguese judge and dressage rider, Frederico Pinteus, […]
Back in the saddle…😊😊🐴🐴
When you start riding before you can walk it becomes something that you recognise as familiar. I got on the […]
A Girl and Her Horse…
On Friday Batialo will leave for Australia. My mum, who is the only person who truly understands my relationship with […]
The Final Step…Dual Nationality!!
Next month I will put in my application to become a Portuguese citizen, and will hopefully become part of a rather […]
Retraining the Mind…Retraining the Body…Training the Horse!!
This has been an interesting year for me for several reasons. I tried to ride again and was hit with […]
Cru Swim Wear- Created and Owned in Portugal-100% Handmade!
In 2016 Catarina Gil, pictured left, returned to her home in Portugal after a 6 month stay in the Netherlands, […]
Jet Lag…Is it All in your Head?
After taking a few long-haul flights from Europe to Australia during the last 7 years I often wondered whether jet-lag […]
I have always been really fascinated with the power of the mind, but this weekend was all about realising just […]
Equestrian Cyber Bullying…
I have been asked my opinion on the recent social media debate over publically criticising riders. The debate started when […]