• How much is Enough?

    In all things there is a sweet spot, a point of just the right amount. The right amount of chili, of salt, or of sugar. The perfect volume of G to T. The exact number of mince pies between satisfied and sick.  Somewhere there is a Goldilocks moment which is just right. And it’s not Continue reading »

  • The 20m Circle

    When is a riding circle more than just circling? The 20m circle, stalwart of the riding lesson and dressage test. The horse and rider continuously arcing round from C to X and back again, a picture of balance and harmony. Or at least that’s what we are all aiming for, but have you ever stopped Continue reading »

  • Voyaging.

    3.5 min read I have been listening to Robert Macfarlane’s book The Old Ways this week. For a grounded wanderer and aspiring long distance traveller like me, his descriptions of the ancient British thoroughfares of land and sea are better than any day dream.  One of my main joys in endurance riding is discovering new Continue reading »

  • Looking good

    As humans, our eyes are currently our primary method of assessing the world around us.  So much emphasis is placed on how things look.  I sometimes wonder if this isn’t at the expense of some of our other senses. As a bodyworker I use my sense of touch as I palpate, my hearing as a Continue reading »

  • What exactly is it that I do?

    There are many different schools of bodywork available these days.  Each has its’ own strengths and it is amazing to have so much choice. I have tried many different techniques and decided to train in those I found most effective both to use and receive.  However, the techniques I chose are not always the most Continue reading »