Of rabbits, spiders, and sunsets.

Some stuff I may or may not have known before: When somebody says you’re too “Manitoba lifestyle”. Don’t get insulted. Just go with it. My hair is now blonde. Not much ginger left. My tan is also gone. Except for my face. Thank you working on a horse farm. Relating to the above- sunscreen, sunglasses,…

Celebrating with the world in Auckland

The Rugby World Cup came to an end with a great final between the All Black’s and France- and I was in the centre of Auckland when all 300,000 plus people in the city celebrated the All Black’s victory! Here’s a video of what it was like walking down Queen’s Street before and after the…

3 stars, 3 days, 2 grooms and 10 horses

We left on Tuesday around 11am for Hawke’s Bay, which is about 7 hours away. We loaded up the horses (6 in one truck, and 4 in the other) and headed off. We got about half an hour from home and we stopped for fuel, and to reorganize the horses on the bigger truck and…

Focus.. and dresses.

“You must look at yourself first before you look at the horse. Focus on what you’re doing, and if it isn’t working- concentrate to make a change and see if it helps the horse understand” – Steve helping me work with Tigra on her upwards canter transitions. It’s amazing how much it can help to…

Kiwi Moment #…?

Survived my first day back at work after spending the last 4 days lying in bed being sick. I was very light headed all morning, but after about 11am I started feeling much better and got some of my old energy back. We had a pretty quiet day today too, that helped. The most excitement…

Prairie = Desert?

It’s been a long few days! We’ve been working non-stop 12 hour days in prep for the arrival of the owner and an away show. The barn is now spotless and 9 horses were sent off to the show yesterday in two of our trucks. I was left at home to help run the farm…

Lunch View

We went to the beach for our lunch break on Friday, be jealous.

Daily Routine/ Horse Physio

I’ve had a few people ask me what an average day for me is like (Mom), and request that I write about it on here (Mom). So here it goes, the average day of a groom at LC Horse Farms for your reading pleasure. 6:30 am- wake up and get dressed as quickly as you…