I always knew that pregnancy changes a woman. I learnt this because a lot of women I knew who rode […]
Warney's WhipYoung dressage rider and Equestrian journalist, Sarah Warne (me), grew up on horseback, and quickly inherited her mother’s passion for dressage.
It’s been an interesting year for me so far, and It’s given me a new perspective on a lot of […]
Stretching the Horse Effectively…not just letting him get Long
Stretching is a vital element to the training of dressage. It is the reward to the horse, it loosens the […]
The horse is not ready for extension!
The horse is not ready! Seems simple enough, but this is often a phrase we don’t hear enough or we […]
Horse Buying-Not for the Faint Hearted!
We all have a horse buying story! Either we heard one or we lived one or we are still experiencing […]
International Dressage Trainers Club Seminar…an inside look with Frederico Pinteus
Attending the recent two day seminar at the legendary Vorweck stud (Gestüt Vorwerk), Portuguese judge and dressage rider, Frederico Pinteus, […]
Back in the saddle…😊😊🐴🐴
When you start riding before you can walk it becomes something that you recognise as familiar. I got on the […]
A Girl and Her Horse…
On Friday Batialo will leave for Australia. My mum, who is the only person who truly understands my relationship with […]
Polish Expat in England
“England is better organised and not so bureaucratic like Poland. You have better roads in England. The English don’t have […]
The Final Step…Dual Nationality!!
Next month I will put in my application to become a Portuguese citizen, and will hopefully become part of a rather […]
Retraining the Mind…Retraining the Body…Training the Horse!!
This has been an interesting year for me for several reasons. I tried to ride again and was hit with […]
Cru Swim Wear- Created and Owned in Portugal-100% Handmade!
In 2016 Catarina Gil, pictured left, returned to her home in Portugal after a 6 month stay in the Netherlands, […]
Sharish Gin…Gin for those friends who “don’t like gin”!
Have you ever found yourself sitting around a dinner table, and you ask your friends if they would like a […]
Carbon Offsetting: An attempt to increase positive business public relations or a way to actually help solve the issue of greenhouse gas emissions?
I always wondered whether when I clicked on the “offset my carbon footprint” option when booking flights whether or not […]
Jet Lag…Is it All in your Head?
After taking a few long-haul flights from Europe to Australia during the last 7 years I often wondered whether jet-lag […]