Monday, 30 March 2015


I've got Casey here visiting at the moment and we are wondering if you can buy vaccines over the counter (even from saddlerys) where you are to give to your horses?

Here in Oz we can get tetanus and strangles vaccines from the saddlery and we just realised that this situation may be a little weird. Input please!!

Friday, 27 March 2015

The Little Things

We had a poosplosion today (not the first). Digging through the drawer trying to fond something to put on her, I found this (the onsie below) - the first piece of clothing anyone bought for my baby. A girl at work, Stacey, bought it for me when I first got pregnant and I was feeling sad about missing out on another almost year of riding.

It really meant a lot to me that she bought this for me. And now it's on my kiddo and I'm super happy.

We fed up the horses together by ourselves for the fist time this morning. She only cried for half of it. Little cheeky. She doesn't like the pram if it's not moving.


Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Learning and Waiting

Evie is 16 days old today. I've mostly just been learning how to be a mum.

It's funny how when we go on walks I am on the lookout for hazards. I would throw myself in front of a bus for her.

She's doing really well. Sleeps fairly well, settles fairly easily. Breastfeeds like a champ (go my boobies!! At least they work right!). She's covered in baby acne at the moment though, poor child.

We have started doing feedups again. Allie is fat and getting hairy and is in dire need of a wash with some quit itch as she is scrubbing her mane and tail out. :(

I'm really looking forward to being able yo ride again when Evie is 6 weeks. Linda offered to put 2 weeks under saddle on Allie for me (as a baby present LOL) before I get on her again. I'll take her up on it, for sure. Allie needs it and it will be nice to get back onto a semi-schooled horse. :)

That's about it really!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Pony Visit

We went to visit Allie today. She desperately needs her feet done (Nat is doing them on Thursday). Her dark winter coat is starting to come through. She has been scratching again so her tail is scrubbed out. :(

She needs a wash, and some work and some loving. But she looks awesome weight wise and her nostril smelled fine and only had a few crusties.

I caught her, brought her out and brushed her. Picked her feet, brushed out her mane and tail. I let her have a pick of green clover and then we popped her away.

It was amazing. I'm so happy.

Saturday, 14 March 2015


You guys. I have a daughter.

And she's just a perfect little creature.

I can't WAIT to buy her a stout 14hh Welsh pony (big enough for mum to ride too, yeah? Welshies are the BOMB).

She has my eyes. They're big and almond shaped and the iris takes up more room than normal. It kinda hit me last night - I was looking in the mirror at myself and recognised her eyes in mine. What a moment. <3

Because I had her via c-sec, I haven't been back out to see Allie at all. I'm not allowed to drive at the moment, and our first full day at home was only yesterday. Still figuring out a lot of stuff so I've given myself time to just chill out with my daughter before we go out to the paddock. I'm not in too much pain at least.

Allie is being taken care of by Natalie. Gosh I miss her so much though. Hopefully we get out there for pats and cuddles this weekend or early next week. I'm dissapointed that I had to have a c-sec (mostly now just because in have to wait so long for full recovery i.e. finally riding my horse again) but it is just another little hurdle to hop over before we restart our journey together again. Not long now, Allie.

Now, shall I spam you with baby photos?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015


So I finally had my baby!

Last night (9th March), Evelyn was born at 11.09pm, weighing 4130g, via cesarean section, after a long wait trying to prepare my body for labour that just didn't work.

I'm happy - we have our little daughter! She's chubby, and adorable, and hairy like her dad. She has his feet and his colouring. She has my middle name, Narvelle. Her eyes seem to be blue at the moment.

And I'm in love.