Helmets- Personal Choice or Community Standards?

Every now and then something happens to stir up the helmet debate. Images like the one above always look more glamorous and romantic sans helmet.  This year, it’s the changes that are being brought about in terms of what standards are permitted at competition, and what standards no longer qualify.

Yes, I Will Tell Your Child Off

I am reluctant to ever get involved in parenting conversations with friends and family. Partially because it’s really none of my business, but mostly because I know A/ how difficult it is raising a small person at all and just keeping those little buggers alive B/ there is nothing more annoying than getting “advice” from a know-it-all with no personal experience.

If I Didn’t Have a Dog

If I didn’t have a dog my floor would be clean. If I didn’t have a dog, I’d be able to plant whatever I wanted in my garden without fear of it being eaten, dug up, or wee-ed on. If I didn’t have a dog I would stay out all day and all night and not have to come home to feed her. If I didn’t have a dog I could go away on holiday without a care in the world. If I didn’t have a dog I wouldn’t have to pick up poo from the lawn. If I didn’t…

Why is Marketing Equestrian Sports So Damn Hard?

Why don’t we see more equestrian sports on TV? That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? It’s one that’s been on my lips since I was a teenager. I knew when Badminton was on, but it was never on TV. I knew that is was the sporting event that takes the highest number of spectators on the gate in the world (2nd is NASCAR in the states)- but it’s never on TV. Showjumping used to be the sport of the choice for business people, celebrities and the place to be seen. Not any more. Polo the same. Showjumping at least…

I Did a Bad Thing

We were on the floor with two little bundles of absolute joy. Black, brown and white, big floppy ears, long waggy tails, pointy puppy teeth playing with my fingers. We’d come to choose which of these two gorgeous puppies would become a part of our little family forever, and I smiled at Mike, he smiled at me. We’d both decided on the same little girl puppy. That’s when the pet shop lady came over to ask us how we’d like to pay…