3 Tips for Training a Young Horse
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
6d ago
I was prompted to write this blog on reflecting on my first winter with Rosie. Having not had a truly ‘young’ horse for around 15 years. I don’t really count Stormy as a young horse as she was an ex-racer with plenty of life experience despite being relatively young in years. These 3 tips for … The post 3 Tips for Training a Young Horse appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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Welcome to 2024!
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
1M ago
Welcome to 2024 – As per usual it’s been a bit of a tough winter. I won’t lie, I hate winter and this one has just seemed to be the worst. January literally has been a write off. So here we are in February 2024. Hopes for 2024 I’ve been working hard behind the scenes … The post Welcome to 2024! appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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10 Years of YouTube
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
4M ago
It’s hard to believe but today marks 10 years of YouTube for Adventures in Black and White. No we are not anywhere near the mythical 1000 subscribers but that was not really the aim at the beginning. My channel was born out of just messing about and sharing videos of Dressage Tests. Surprisingly the videos … The post 10 Years of YouTube appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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What I Did This Summer!
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
5M ago
I am so bad with keeping my own stuff updated at the moment. Eugh, must try harder. Life is so busy, what with my job, buying a house and all that plus I’ve been volunteering and working for other people so much this summer. Summer of Volunteering I could see the writing on the wall … The post What I Did This Summer! appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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Update Time: New Horse Edition
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
9M ago
Wow, I hadn’t realised just how slack I’d been recently. I have not done and update in a long time. Losing Stormy hurt more than I could ever have thought it would. I think the fact she was so young, that she was so talented and that it was so unfair. I took time, reassessed … The post Update Time: New Horse Edition appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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Goodbye 2022
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
1y ago
I have to briefly apologise for being a bit bad at updates recently. The main problem was that for some time I couldn’t even get into the blog. Which is a massive problem in it’s self. And then life in general. However it has been a hugely positive time for Stormy with so many firsts … The post Goodbye 2022 appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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End of Summer Round Up
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
1y ago
I am finally catching up with all the excitement of the summer, so now is a good time for an end of summer round up! Loads has been going on with the horses and away from the horses. I have also done a video on YouTube which some of you may have seen which goes … The post End of Summer Round Up appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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Stormy’s First Competition
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
1y ago
So it’s been a long time coming but just over 18 months after buying Stormy, we have finally gone to our first competition. This was also my first competition since pre Covid times and riding Nickel so meant a huge deal. First of all apologies for this report being a bit late, so much has … The post Stormy’s First Competition appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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Camp Time!
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
1y ago
Ruth Hole and Jill Day Dressage Camp – July 2022 After Stormy’s enthusiasm at the first camp, I was looking forward to doing another one to get our confidence up and calm her down a bit. My intention had been to do the next BD day one and then the Keysoe one in September. However, … The post Camp Time! appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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Three Keys to Successful Rehabilitation
Adventures in Black and White
by Ria Smulovic
1y ago
Something we never hope to be doing is rehabilitating our horse from injury. However, horses are incredibly fragile. And at some point, you may find yourself having to cope with a period of box rest and rehabilitation work. I have identified some keys to successful rehabilitation. There are three key tools that are useful for … The post Three Keys to Successful Rehabilitation appeared first on Adventures in Black and White ..read more
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