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June 13, 2015

This blog entry is rather photo heavy, but bear with me. Last weekend was my 1 year anniversary of living... [ more ]

April 03, 2015

A very bittersweet day today. This morning Bobby and Moochie left to go to their new home in Victoria.... [ more ]

March 22, 2015

I am very used to being on my own, as Peter used to travel a lot and I loved nothing... [ more ]

January 10, 2015

I have been following the ongoing battle in New York to allow horse drawn carriages to stay in NYC. Horses... [ more ]

December 28, 2014

We have had a lot of rain over the last 3 weeks. My water tank is overflowing, and the dams... [ more ]

December 07, 2014

Last Saturday whilst I was at work the ponies escaped, but they just stayed in the cup-de-sac outside the... [ more ]

November 30, 2014

October has been the driest October in the New England for over 100 years. Tamworth is on severe water... [ more ]

October 06, 2014

Well I'm now registered as an official small-volume free range egg producer, but it hasn't been a successful start to... [ more ]

September 09, 2014

After wanting them for well over 15 years, I have finally got some Araucanas. This is a rare poultry breed,... [ more ]

August 30, 2014

The good news is I now have a part time job in a call centre. I've been there for 2... [ more ]

August 10, 2014

Last weekend I went to my first driving day at Tamworth Regional Horse drawn Club. The weather was lovely, and... [ more ]

July 18, 2014

Not much to say in my blog today other than it snowed today ! Spent the morning walking around taking... [ more ]

July 13, 2014

It's been a very busy week. My brother Alan came over to start work on the bathroom. A bathroom shouldn't... [ more ]

July 05, 2014

The cats are settling in well. Hunter has yet to be claimed, so it looks like he is here for... [ more ]

June 22, 2014

I was going to say that Wild Rose Cottage is starting to look like a proper house, but no, the... [ more ]

June 15, 2014

Went to see my friend Kim and her partner Rick at Rick's Grandparents house at 'Langford', Walcha. It's an amazing... [ more ]

June 13, 2014

I've been at Wild Rose Cottage for a full week now. Last weekend my brother did an incredible job of... [ more ]

May 18, 2014

I got the keys to Wild Rose Cottage on Friday. The owner has granted me early occupancy with rental, as... [ more ]

May 07, 2014

Well my life has taken a complete turn. After 22 years, Peter and I are parting ways. Although I am... [ more ]

March 22, 2014

Had a go at something different today, bitless driving. I've been involved in a heated debates in regards to bitless... [ more ]

March 13, 2014

My brother let slip recently that they were looking at possibly getting a mini pony for their 5 acre block... [ more ]

February 15, 2014

A few weeks ago I was approached by Dr Ian Denny, vet and carriage driver, in relation to a special... [ more ]

February 12, 2014

Francis, Peter, Charlotte and Hannah came out on Saturday to play with the ponies. Sunny gave Charlotte and Hannah pony... [ more ]

February 12, 2014

I attended a Level 4 CDE at Bundanoon over the Australia day Long weekend. as my usual grooms were unavailable,... [ more ]

January 30, 2014

Well this goes back a few weeks, but my path to becoming a carriage driving trainer has started. No money... [ more ]

January 01, 2014

I haven't posted for months, where did 2013 go ? The ponies have been going well, we have attended several... [ more ]

April 06, 2013

In March we went to a CDE is Moonbi, near Tamworth, Run by Tamworth Regional Horse drawn club. 'Team Hills'... [ more ]

April 06, 2013

I have been slack in updating this blog in recent months, mainly because Facebook is such an easy way to... [ more ]

June 11, 2012

So, I am now driving a 4 in hand. It's nerve wracking, but I am loving it. The 4 ponies... [ more ]

May 30, 2012

The Historical Panel of the NSW branch of the ACDS ran an event in May with Hawkesbury TAFE. The TAFE... [ more ]

May 20, 2012

My new pony Sunny is now driving in pairs with Jerry. Sheryl L has been training them for me, and... [ more ]

April 09, 2012

Long reined Jerry and the new boy Sunny as a pair together today. I wanted to see how they matched... [ more ]

March 25, 2012

The last few months have been so wet, and most of the carriage driving events that were planned have been... [ more ]

December 30, 2011

Well, We finally did it, and entered the 3 ponies in a competition. It was the President's Cup, a cones... [ more ]

November 29, 2011

The weekend after Equitana I was back in Sydney for the Australian Show Driving Championships. This involved leaving home at... [ more ]

November 21, 2011

Equitana was held in Sydney for the first time this year. For non-horsey folks this is a huge 3-day event... [ more ]

September 22, 2011

For a few years now Iíve been slowly studying to become a carriage driving instructor. Today I had my first... [ more ]

August 11, 2011

Took Bobbby and Moochie for a 16k drive in the sunshine around the streets of Bundanoon. It was a lovely... [ more ]

August 01, 2011

I'm including some more photos from the past, these are ones from when I used to do the Light Horse... [ more ]

July 27, 2011

I rebuilt this website a few months ago, and when I did I lost all my postings from 2005 -2010.... [ more ]

July 21, 2011

I'm still working on my Unicorn driving. Unicorn is where you drive a team with one horse up front, the... [ more ]

June 19, 2011

I haven't posted for a while, so here is a bit more about the ACDS 40th anniversary in April... One... [ more ]

April 29, 2011

This next Blog entry is about the second event in the NSW ACDS Carriage Driving Festival, which was the Australian... [ more ]

April 27, 2011

I am back after 2 weeks away at the ACDS 40th Anniversary Carriage Driving festival. Over 120 drivers came, as... [ more ]

March 27, 2011

Here are some photos of my new 4 wheeler. Itís a wagonette, with a single box seat up front (specially... [ more ]

March 10, 2011

I attended a two day carriage driving course run by Boyd Excel, who is the current world champion carriage driver.... [ more ]

January 06, 2011

On the public holiday Monday a group of local drivers met at Goulburn for a picnic drive. I decided to... [ more ]

December 31, 2010

My aim for 2011 is to compete with Bobby and Moochie in the Australian Carriage Driving Championships in April. At... [ more ]