This has been an interesting year for me for several reasons. I tried to ride again and was hit with […]
Archive for ‘Insight’
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, […]
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 […]
I have always been really fascinated with the power of the mind, but this weekend was all about realising just […]
Equestrian Cyber Bullying…
I have been asked my opinion on the recent social media debate over publically criticising riders. The debate started when […]
“Tis the season to be jolly”…Or is it?
“Tis the season to be jolly”…The famous line from one of the most well known christmas carols, and yet the […]
What type of Horse Rider are you?
I have thought about this a lot recently as I face not riding again. The question why do I love […]
You Might be Looking, but are you Seeing?…
I have now lived away from my home country for almost 7 years and I feel lucky to have embraced […]
Give Yourself a Break…
Our mind can be our greatest weapon, or our biggest weakness, depending on how we control it. And we do […]
What’s Next….Becoming Portuguese? and Getting Back Riding…?
I have now received my last residency permit (I hope), because in 9 months time I can apply for Portuguese […]
CRC…Design Your Own Riding Holiday
I once heard a friend of my mother’s say that she wished there was somewhere she could go, near lisbon, […]
Thank you Batialo!!…
I set out 5 years ago to compete internationally, and in 2015 I made that happen. People read my […]
This is NOT Lightness!!
“The relaxation of the mouth alone is not enough. It can be deceptive, because it does not necessarily lead to […]
Relaxation and Energy…Finding the Right amount
A great principle for the entire conduct of dressage is to have the right dose, first of relaxation and second, […]
Classical Training- Putting Your Stretch to the Test…
Stretching is a vital element to the training of dressage. It is the reward to the horse, it loosens the […]