Natural Hoof Care for Horse Owners

Natural Hoof Care for Horse Owners

A review of our first barefoot trimming workshop Island life has a way of fostering self-sufficiency. For me, self-sufficiency in hoof care started on a windy winter morning, when our farrier rang from the harbour on the mainland, saying that, no, he wasn’t coming out...
The Mare Who Wanted to be Trimmed

The Mare Who Wanted to be Trimmed

An email arrived in my inbox the other day from a former students on our Natural hoofcare courses, and I thought I should share  on this blog the amazing story of this mare who badly needed to be trimmed, and managed to find someone to do it for her. Yesterday I came...
Kids and Ponies, how (not) to get your kids riding

Kids and Ponies, how (not) to get your kids riding

Ciara and I looked at one another worriedly as Suzy cantered out of sight with Maude, our six year old daughter, on her back. Uh oh, I thought, that wasn’t really the plan… Things had been going well so far. Maude looked perfectly in control as she walked and trotted...