Camping with a horse and float

Like all camping you can make this basic or luxurious and every step in between. Most of us sleep in the float, because it is already up and mostly set out, but there is no reason why you can’t sleep in a tent – personal preference really. If you are using a tent, I’m sure…

Feasting in the fields

Let’s face it, for a weekend we can all live without haute cuisine, and being in the fresh air and active will make you hungry enough to eat sausages (sorry, that’s a saying of my grandmothers – a very wise woman). So, keep it simple! As a suggestion (please feel free to add or remove…

Put on the Nosebag

It is a good idea to feed your horse the same food as he is used to at home, now is not the time to experiment! Just remember that there will be only limited grazing, so you might have to adjust for that with more hay than usual. If you feed chaff or hard feed,…

Stuffing the bags and loading the truck

Welcome back for another great year of riding! To start off the year we (Jill and I) have created a sample packing list for you that you can add to or subtract from to make your own personalised check list. There might be some things you didn’t think of or most certainly items you won’t…

The Well-Dressed Trail Horse

  We all know we need some sort of head gear and something to sit on, but what is the best gear for longer trail rides? There are many options and each horse/rider combination is different, but here are a few things that work well for us. Start with the head: we could have endless…