Wiola Grabowska's Blog – January 2011 Archive (5)

Equestrian Social Media Awards - Aspire Equestrian Academy through to the Final!

I have a few news stories to pass to you all and I decided to just write separate posts for each :)

The first to go is a fabulous news for my little Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy!

Thanks to everybody who nominated the Aspire Equestrian Academy for this Award we are now though to the Finals :)

Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMA) is a brainchild of Rhea Freeman and… Continue

Added by Wiola Grabowska on January 14, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Update on Kingsley's Barefoot Rehab

Kingsley continues to get better and better! Pauline will visit him this weekend so there will be much more footage to come. For now, the lateral view of his limb placement.

Have a look at Nic's write up about his rehab HERE. She does say that the improvement is much clearer when evaluated on circles and front/back but what I love to see is the proper V in his walk stride where his hind hooves… Continue

Added by Wiola Grabowska on January 14, 2011 at 5:05pm — No Comments

There is a very valid reason for not standing behind a horse...Oh and update on Norway trip!

There might be a mare around who dislikes your horse and you get a swift double barrel before you have the time to think "oh shit!". I've learned that 10 years ago so it wasn't me today (you simply don't make THIS mistake twice). My evening riders today went a little complacent about this rule and one ended up with a very accurate, embedded drawing of a hoof print on her thigh. We drove to the hospital just to be on the safe side but looks like there are no broken bones. Phew!

Now,… Continue

Added by Wiola Grabowska on January 6, 2011 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

An Amazing Start to The New Year

Apart from the cold that is! I was so determined not to succumb to any more colds last year and I almost succeeded! Almost. On Thursday the 30th I woke up at 4am with a raging fever and a cough from nowhere. This is why I spent the New Year's Eve watching London's fireworks on TV. Admittedly, seeing the crowds gathered by London Eye I was very glad we didn't go there. It looked impressive and jolly though:…


Added by Wiola Grabowska on January 4, 2011 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

The Look Back, The Look Ahead. The Past, Present and Re-thinking the Future.

One thing that is both satisfying and disappointing in looking back at the year that has passed is trying to figure out what one should have learned, what one should avoid in the future and how to make the year ahead glorious and better [right?]. …


Added by Wiola Grabowska on January 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

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