Wednesday, October 10, 2012
'Nearly There' book and CD competition prize
2:56 pm gmt
We're delighted to announce that we have a competition for October. Over the next three weeks, we will be giving away three
copies of the children's book and CD 'Nearly There'. The prizes have been very kindly donated and signed by the authors, Johanna
Connor and Gabrielle Byrne.
'Nearly There' is a beautifully illustrated children's book, CD and iPad app which
follows the journey of two horses and the collection of creatures they meet along the way to Nearly There. It is now
available to buy on Amazon also.
The book & CD would make a great gift for a child's birthday or for Christmas
so why not have a go at our competition? All you have to do is answer a simple question. If you don't win the first time round,
you still have two more chances. Enter today here!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Horse bits and pieces
4:44 pm gmt
All of us have been run away with at some time or another. It's not a nice feeling - in fact, it can often be a terrifying
one and may often put children off riding forever. The right answer is always correct schooling under a capable instuctor
but this takes times. Also a horse which behaves like an angel in an enclosed arena can often turn into a maniac when he gets
out into the fields, especially if he's jumping a cross country course or going hunting.
There are many worried
mothers out there whose children are clinging on for dear life to enthusiastic little ponies. Young children don't have the
strength to take a strong pull on a tearaway pony and safety must always come first.
With this in mind, as well
as the countless questions we get about bits on our Facebook page, we asked Lorraine Jennings (who writes 'School Your Horse')
for an article about controlling horses and ponies. You will find her suggestions here