Friday, 31 October 2014

[Monthly Review] October 2014


As you can probably guess, October has been another quiet month with Pea as I was doing the last month of my placement. I finished last Friday and half this week has been quiet again as he had to wait to have his back done (which he was done on Wednesday) and then has a day off before coming into work. As he has had 3 months off, I have been scouring online for training schedules. I have come across a few which give a basic idea of how to build up his work and I have bought a notebook which I plan on making into a diary of sorts to keep track of what workload he should be doing, how schooling sessions went, etc. 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Equestrian Themed Halloween


It feels like I should say 'long time no speak' as it feels like ages since I last blogged! Seeing as it is Halloween on Friday, I decided to do an equestrian themed halloween post, however this has proven slightly more difficult than what I anticipated! However, here are some ideas to have an equine themed halloween, from the subtle to the full blown!

Orange and black are colours predominately associated with Halloween, so for a bit of subtlety, why not kit your horse out in an orange saddle pad and bandages?

I also found these on Pinterest, which I think can be bought from Etsy, though the saddlecloth is probably quite an easy DIY! For the hooves, you could probably also use orange over-reach boots and use a permanent marker to draw on a face! That way, they can also be re-usable and you don't run the risk of your horse walking round with orange hooves for a while! 

If you're more into pumpkin carving, how about these? I've found on Pinterest that there's lots of stencils to make a horse themed pumpkin, and I think the first one is probably the one that's slightly easier (or at least the stencil makes it look this way)! Kudos to anyone who manages the third one! It looks so good but it must take hours! Or, for an alternative version that might last longer, I love the last one made using horse shoes! Such a good idea and it just looks amazing! 

Last, but not least, if you're up for going all out this Halloween and want some good fancy dress ideas then here are three of my favourites! Two involve a black horse, but if you have a grey then the first picture of Cruella de Vil and a rather large 'puppy' is a good variation! However, the last is definitely my favourite! Think it would freak me out though if I saw it at night! 

I hope you liked this post! I think I am definitely tempted to try a horse themed pumpkin! Let me know if you're planning on incorporating your love for horses to your Halloween plans! 

Thanks for reading,
Laura xx

(All images came from Pinterest)

Thursday, 9 October 2014

[Laura Loves] LeMieux Saddlecloths


I have a slight obsession with saddle cloths and literally have to stop myself from buying more! Though I only have 4... but for one horse I suppose that's more than plenty?! I especially seem to buy more when I have a pile waiting to be washed and no clean ones! oops! LeMieux, especially, have some really nice saddle cloths so here are a few of my favourites: 

Monday, 6 October 2014

[Book Review] Claire Lomas: Finding My Feet


I have just finished reading Claire Lomas' book and simply had to share my thoughts of it with you! I am sure that many of you know who Claire Lomas is, but for those of you who might not here is a brief background:

Sunday, 5 October 2014

[Monthly Review] September 2014

There's not a great deal to report on for September but I thought I would still give a little update all the same.