Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New beginnings

It's been a while coming but *drum roll* my business website is up and running!

In future I will be blogging at least monthly from Wordpress (mainly for tech reasons) and you'll find my blog on the website blog page, I hope you'll continue to read about my life with horses; thanks for all the great support here on Blogger over the years. I think it was Claire that started me off in blogging so I suppose this whole process could be blamed on her :-)


Yours, Trudi x

Friday, March 15, 2013


When choosing our area for relocation it was my husband who settled on the South West of England so it was over that area that the pin hovered! It is an outstandingly wild and beautiful National Park of 267 square miles and in some ways not unlike the area of France that we lived. A bonus is being close to the sea; Exmoor's coastal cliffs and wild rolling moorland never fails to surprise!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Oh la la

Goodness me, June last year! OK I have a good excuse I've been moving countries!
To be honest it wasn't too much of an upheaval, we had plenty of time to plan it and the movement of the horses was relatively straight forward.
So here we are on Exmoor in the South West of England, it is the most beautiful place to live and I'll try to fill in some gaps over the next few weeks.
For now I'll just rest content that Lionhearthorses is back in business!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

thundering hooves

The boys are in our most distant paddock, it's our largest and sits on a steep hill. Tonight, standing at the top of the hill by the shelter, I whistled for them to come. Not a sign of them for a few seconds but then thundering hooves were joined by mad galloping Spaniards with manes on end and nostrils flared. It's a fine sight and lifts your heart, makes you happy that they are are so keen to be first to get there and see you.
After some serious bum scratching (they stand bum to bum in a V shape so I can do both at once) we played double clicking. I love the motivation of playing together. Chapiro can't even bear to be distracted from the task when he has competition for being top man! Polite distance, walking on, halting and backing and then goodnight cuddles.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Where does the time go

Where the heck does time go? I've been a rubbish blogger lately; must do better!
Sometimes the motivation just ain't there to tap tap one's horsey goings on and sometimes there just ain't any goings on!
I have been busy though, trying to sell the house means even more mowing and strimming than usual and I've written a baroque dressage test for Interdressage (big thanks to Karina Hawkridge for taking that one on), you can see it here.
The boys are rather 'soft' round the edges but when Lydia and I have had a chance to work them they've been total stars.
I shall try to be more active here again, it' a great place to get your head square so back soon.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Grand National Sadness

I'm trying so hard not to be reactionary here! As a kid I loved the atmosphere and attended many a NH race meeting with my Dad. Today I'm saddened yet again that horses die for OUR sport, it's just wrong. Nothing in life can be 100% safe but when only 15 from a field of 40 can finish (of which two had to be destroyed) then I just feel the price is too high.