Monday Minstrel: Patient Bird

I was sitting in my car, eating a take-out sandwich, and I had the window down. I could hear all the birds singing and chattering. Then I noticed this little bird. He was on top of a hedge and let out the occasional chirp to let me know he was there. He knew I had…

Ride like Raffa!

I have been a fan of tennis star Raphael Nadal for many years. It is not only that he has overcome injury and come back or that he is a brilliant tennis player but mostly because of his attitude! Recently I was listening to a radio report on the Australian Open . It was after…

When horses fly on the Derby Field CSI 3*

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo Da Vinci. There is no doubt in my mind that when you get to the Grand Prix in jumping and the fences are 1.5…

Monday Minstrel: The Warhorse of Medieval times was a pony!

Back in the pre-pandemic days, when we were still travelling my husband and I did a tour of arms and armories in England. There were several horses in armour to be seen and it was clear the horses were not huge. So when I recently saw an article in Heels Down online magazine I thought…