Boris and the cart wreck

With horse training, it is so often the case of one step forward two steps back.  You may have read in my other blogs, that Boris has been challenging at times. I have to be honest the majority of Boris’s lack of progress is my lack of giving him the time required for consistent training. […]

The bumpy road of training Boris

Following dreams can be a bumpy ride. Sevenish years ago, long before Nibbles and Tabby entered my team, I purchased a grey Percheron mare from Echuca sales, with the intention of her joining my team as a harness horse. This was a big step forward in having a grey to pull my carriage.  Before starting […]

To enter 2023 tourism awards or not to enter… that is the question.

Our first attempt at tourism awards, back in 2021 was very much a learning experience. I was happy with my submission, and excited that it made it to finalist status. We didn’t get a prize, and the process and rewards (not many) left me feeling really uninspired. One thing it did do though, was assist […]

The quandary that is Boris

I have to be honest, Boris is testing my resolve. If you’ve followed us for a while, you’d know of Boris. I purchased his mum from the sale yards, and he was born a few months later. Boris is a relatively laid-back fellow, who generally takes everything in his stride. He took to draught work […]

How much weight can a horse carry?

How much weight can a horse carry? The general recommendation is no more than 20% of their body weight. Meaning a horse that weights 600 kgs can comfortably carry 120 kgs. Of course, this varies to the individual horse, the type of riding you do, and what you are expecting the horse to do while […]

Horse Beach Experience

My ‘Horse Beach Experience’, seemed like a really good idea at the time. From the dreamer ‘everything is awesome’ part of my brain, came the thought process- I can get customers to pay me to take my horses to the beach… On the outside, it all seems dreamy. On a hot day, I take the […]

Say What??

It’s always easier to see things from an insiders perspective, but I think what we do is fairly self-explanatory. We use one or 2 horses to pull a carriage.  With a bit more thought, one could realise that a horse is not comparable to a car and we won’t travel at a comparable speed, or […]

The Disappointment that was The Royal Adelaide Show

You know when you have a brilliant idea and think it’s infallible, but then it is just a huge letdown on every level? That about sums up the Royal Adelaide Show for me this year.  Entries close for the Adelaide Royal, way back in May, so it is months between putting entries in and going, […]

How much does it cost to own a Horse?

This is a great question, I’m really glad you asked! We actually get asked this a lot. The answer however is not a simple one.  There are so many facets and variations of horse ownership that it is hard to put a figure on it. All horses need a paddock, or yard. If you have […]