Showing posts from January, 2016

~ Alert for Pony owners ~

The Importance Of Portion Control -  For Ponies 
As my previous post mentions - I have three lovely ponies to call my own. Any horse lover or enthusiast will often picture a small fluffy equine when hearing the word 'pony'  -  A 'little' horse on short legs, often possessing a round tummy! The image is a sweet one. Cuddly ponies - how lovely. 

This used to be the reality for my ponies. I knew the importance of managing their weight correctly and keeping them trim - but I could never seem to reinforce the actual weight loss. They remained the same. Cuddly, fluffy and round. A good routine, natural life style but clearly too much calorie intake - even if it was just grass - restricted too! 
In the summer of last year - 2015 - A very grey cloud hung over the field where my ponies reside. My littlest pony nearly lost her life to a chronic laminitis attack - fueled by EMS = Horse Diabetes. The cause  - sky high insulin levels due to - her weight. Her body could not process the…

Ponies, dreams and treasures

' A pony is a childhood dream - a horse an adult treasure ' 
I am not sure who is the true author of this lovely quote, but when I first read it - it moved me. 
Any horse lovers, pony owners, equine carers out there...will I am sure fully understand with great empathy what this quote means. 
I am very fortunate and most days overwhelmed - that I have three ponies I can call my own. For someone who dreamed of this as a young girl, it is perfectly true that they are indeed adult treasures. 
They are not a hobby, but a life style. They are not just pets. They are family. And they are a constant worry, joy, and wonderful responsibility that I could not imagine my life without. They have been part of my world for over ten years - and I think any horsey enthusiast will agree, that they truly do give you a sense of belonging. 
For someone who struggled to feel confident around her peers growing up, having that connection with animals and horses is a such a life affirming boost. If you wat…

The first chapter ..

The new year has arrived - and I've decided I must be brave ~ 
' keep calm and start writing' ... so here goes ... My first chapter of a Blog of my very own ... 

I have thought about this for such a long time - but writing things down in your own diaries and journals feels somewhat less daunting than typing away and then clicking publish - however I very much want to give it a try. I do love to write.
Last year I discovered how amazingly popular internet blogging had become - I saw all these brave and wonderful people share their ideas, creations, thoughts and feelings online, and I felt totally inspired and excited that this world of writing existed. It's as though everyone gets to be an author in their own right. I read, and was a spectator for many months, but something has encouraged me to get involved and just simply start writing - I am hoping to give it my best, but most importantly truly enjoy delving into my creative side - and I am going to begin by sharing the…