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Needlepoint Stash Adds

I was doing so well in 2021 but in 2022, busted.  I have added 5 pieces to my stash this week.  And it looks like I’m not done…

Equine welfare charity celebrates a record-breaking year

World Horse Welfare has surpassed its previous record for rehoming rescue horses in 2021   World Horse Welfare rejoices following a record-breaking year for rehoming horses and ponies….

2022 Needlepoint Ornament Picks – Part One

I am going to start adding to my needlepoint ornament stash for 2022 and always select a few that I want t to stitch.  There are lots of…

Be My Valentine

Valentine’s Day is totally under-rated and we should celebrate it more – as something to look forward to between the holidays and Easter when all the bunnies come…

Amazing mule celebrates milestone birthday

One of Bransby Horses’ oldest residents, Ebony the mule, is celebrating turning 30 this month, making her the oldest and second-longest staying equine at the charity Much-loved mule,…

Three equine charities to benefit from donations thanks to popular equestrian brand

Three lucky equine charities have come out on top to receive extra funds and support from Harry Hall At the end of November 2021, Harry Hall asked its…

My Needlepoint Ornaments

I am putting away my holiday decorations today and packing my needlepoint ornaments is by far the hardest part of this exercise.  I love my ornaments but I…

Needlepoint Addiction

My needlepoint addiction has returned in full force.  It actually left for a while in 2021 while I was really busy with work but alas it has returned. …

Proposed changes to the Highway Code applauded by horse riders

The Highway Code is due to see some updates in January 2022 in an attempt to make vulnerable road users, including horse riders, safer on Britain’s roads     …

Friday Musings

It’s bitter cold in Virginia today, a great day to stay in. Here are a few things on my radar….. I found this vest under my tree and…

Stable Condition: How to Stay Sane With Horse People in Your Life – A Review

Author of the hilarious best-seller ‘From Nags to Numbnuts’ Daniel Skinner (better known as Skint Dressage Daddy), has put pen to paper again with his humorous take on…

Welcome 2022

Looking at you 2022!  2021 was a forgetful year in so many ways and I’ve been looking forward to putting 2021 in the rear-view mirror. So here are…

Tails of the Unexpected Dog Groomer – Episode Five

Well as I sit here after eating my body weight in Terry’s Chocolate Oranges washed down with various flavoured gins, it is the sudden realisation that I have…

‘Sweet’ reunion for rescue ponies Treacle and Candy

Blue Cross ponies Treacle and Candy have been happily reunited after five years apart and the matched pair are once again living contentedly side-by-side Treacle and Candy came…

What’s In A Name: Christmas/Hanukkah Edition

Find all your horse and tack supplies at Chewy!   By Margaret Ransom Happy Holidays! The Christmas/Hanukkah holidays have produced some fun and festive Thoroughbred names registered with…

All drivers now allowed to tow a trailer without taking a test

After months of waiting, the DVSA has passed the ruling that all drivers are now eligible to tow a trailer without taking a test As of 16 December…

Popular equestrian brand grants Christmas wishes with charity partner shortlist

After its 2021 campaign raised over £12,000 so far for charities in need, voting is now open for the Harry Hall Charity Partners 2022 – and you’ve only…

Christmas miracle for Park Lane Stables as charity secures its Teddington home

After a whirlwind 12 months for Park Lane Stables, the charity’s ending its year in the best possible way ­­– with its future secure and exciting plans going…

Gift Ideas for the Needlepoint Lover

If you are addicted to stitching (and there are a lot of us out there with this addiction) then you’re in luck!  Here are some great gift ideas…

$170 Fly Veil????

Well this is more money than I have spent on a fly veil ever. But there is more to the story of why a fly veil cost me…

Have yourself a horsey Christmas

Want to bring some festive flair to your yard this Christmas? Deck out your horse and yourself with H&R’s top pick of horsey Christmas products   Winter doesn’t…

A Louis Armstrong Christmas Tradition

It’s rare these days to discover a new “old” Christmas tradition worth adopting.  Thanks to NPR for this one – they recently ran a story about a long-forgotten…

SEIB Insurance Brokers will grant £50,000 to equine charities

Help your favourite charity this Christmas by nominating them to win £12,000 in the fifth annual running of SEIB Giving. Following two long years that have seen many…

Flashy Booties for NYE

These cute booties are perfect for ringing in the new year. Ring in 2022 with a fancy new pair of kicks. Shortie boots are perfect for wearing with…

Riding charity suffers devastating effects of Storm Arwen

Storm Arwen wrought havoc on the Scottish riding therapy centre, and they’re still in desperate need of help At the end of November 2021, riding charity HorseBack UK…