Our Progress

This blog started as a way for me to record my progress retraining Scottie. So it is unsurprising that the majority of the posts on EquiPepper are about our progress. From competition results and lessons to our injuries and set backs. You can find all the highs and lows of our journey plus interesting things we have learnt.

scottie returning to work

If you have been following Scottie’s progress, you might know that we were hoping to be bringing Scottie back into work in April. But due to Covid-19 this got put on hold when the physio and saddler stopped working during lockdown. However, people are slowly coming back to work and…

Wouldubewell

Okay so I have done it again and treated myself to another share in an Owners Group horse. (I think lockdown is getting to me!) But let me introduce you to my new hurdler, the 6 year old bay mare, Wouldubewell. She was purchased from the sales after winning her…

teaching scottie tricks

It’s not unusual for people to teach their horse’s tricks. It might be something small like giving kisses or really helpful like getting them to line themselves up to the mounting block for you to get on. Those who practice things like Liberty work with horses might teach more complex…

scottie grazing

For most people, the only good thing about the country being in lockdown has been that the weather has been gorgeous. So leaving the house for your daily exercise or spending time in the garden has been glorious. However, at our yard we have been praying for rain! Fertiliser Last…

chez hans

Lot’s of people have been impulse buying since being on lock down. This week I had my first impulse buy after logging into view my Owners Group horses. Meet Chez Hans! He is a 4 year old gelding who started over hurdles with Paul Nicholls this winter with reasonable performance.…

Scottie being grumpy on box rest! Great photo for his phrenology though! Preventing equine flu

If you read my last post about looking after horses during this Covid-19 crisis, you will know that I made changes to Scottie’s routine to enable me to stick closer to the Governments guidelines of only going outside for exercise once a day. Well over the weekend my brother has…

scottie and cecil

For most horse owners, dogs and horses go hand in hand. Most yards have yard dogs or allow liveries to bring their dogs. Dogs are allowed at most competitions, many travel with their owners in lorries and of course there are the hounds out hunting. However, I seem to be…

Scottie

Scottie had his freeze branding for loss of use at the weekend and it has all started to feel very real now. It’s felt like a really long year and a half battling to get him right and worrying about the outcome. While I am just waiting for the money…

cupboard love

I recently had my email about renewing my share in Paris Dixie who I share through the Owners Group. They have recently updated their website, making it a lot more user friendly and you can now view your stable with all your horses in a really easy way. (With a…