This is my new blog to continue my journey with my Dales Ponies. It will also be the story of my building a new life for myself, alone now, except for my friends, horses and dogs, since my partner died in March 2009. We had lived and worked together, mostly twenty four hours a day, for nearly 28 years and I have never lived alone before. It is a tribute to my wonderful friends that I am still here, still sane(ish) and ready to re-invent myself. I love them all more than words can ever say and can never thank them enough for all they have done and are still doing. It is also a tribute to Alexandra Kurland and 'The Click That Teaches' that I know how to save myself now. To new beginnings.......

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Cirque Du Cheval

Rosie has just returned from performing at The Cirque Du Cheval in Dublin, in Ireland.

Please do have a look at this beautiful photo of Rosie standing on the horse with the kindest, wisest eye I have ever seen:
and then look at all her photos:
and read her write up of this event:

I know that the grass is always greener but in my dreams I AM Rosie and I can ride and look like that on a horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you read this, Rosie, I will see you at the panto on the 28th, at the evening performance and I can't wait!!

For me there is just something SO exciting and SO magical about the Devil's Horsemen, and about Jive Pony, that they never fail to fire me up to do more myself.

One day I WILL have my own small equine theatre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Well Helen.... My dream is to one day have a place of my own where I can look out of my bedroom window and see my horses in their own field, and to be able to walk out onto my own yard and see them in their own lovely big stables - something like your setup would be fantastic, I'm so jealous!

    Looking forward to seeing you on the 28th - hopefully I'll be taking Tinker and Casper with me for the week, so you can meet them too.

    Glad your horses seem to be taking to the circle training - I do find its a fantastic way of training them at liberty without giving them too much leeway for buggering off and ignoring you! Just let me know when you're ready for your next vaulting lesson and I'll be there!

    I'm pleased you like all the Dublin stuff, it was a really good week. I've just found a YouTube video of the show which I know you'll love
    (copy and paste into browser - the link won't work!) I have just added it to my blog post too so you can always watch it there....

    Anyway, have a fantastic Christmas, and see you on the 28th!


  2. Rosie is fabulous, but the horses are magnificent. Without their gentle, giving and trusting natures nothing would be possible. And it takes a great trainer to make a great horse, so the partnership is evident.

    More power to your dream, and Rosie's too.