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My Birthday

Hi everyone Spirit and I have so for started out our New Year very well and we have our first demonstration booked in at Tumpy Green equestrian centre in Dursley Gloucestershire at 3 PM on 21 April! I will be signing copies of my book and telling my story of how horses have saved me […]

Embarrassing but Hilarious Mistake

An embarrassing but hilarious mistake and a lot of fun! Hi everybody Spirit and I are doing really well in terms of making lots of new friends on our new yard even though one I am writing this I have come down with a lurgy of some kind! Couple of days ago I tried to […]

Breaking News

Hi everyone, Spirit’s working really hard in her lessons with our friend Abi who works as an Enlightened Equitation instructor for Heather Moffat and, fuelled by her fabulous Simple System Horse feeds, she is in fabulous fettle! She seems to have settled in really well at the new yard (Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre) and we […]

Pastures New and Beyond

Many of you are aware that Spirit and I have been struggling in the winter time (despite our wonderful sponsors from Simple System horse feeds and all the lovely food they supply us with) because of the muddy fields and the cold and wet. Sadly, we’re not the only ones who are having a tough […]

Spirits Conditioning

Hi everyone Spirit and I thought we better give you another update and blog so here it is! My flat is currently looking like a feed warehouse thanks to the incredible generosity of the team from Simple System because Spirit didn’t have a very nice time during the winter at all and lost a lot […]

An exciting time to be autistic!

Hi everyone spirit Dylan and I have been having an exciting but tough time as we are turning my Autism Meets Natural Horsemanship movement into a real registered company which will trade as my new business and I will be self-employed! For many years many people said this was going to be impossible for me […]

A new team member!

Hi everybody spirit and I are excited to announce our new team member Dylan the rescued Springer Spaniel who will be accompanying us to many of our demonstrations! This is not a normal blog in this way as it will contain pictures of him as well as the latest news on Spirit so bear with […]

Making Plans

Spirit and I have been making big plans for the future, along with my support team, including my Springer Spaniel, Dylan. The most exciting plan is to produce a DVD to complement my book, in conjunction with Monty Roberts – best-selling author of “The man who listens to horses”. I was delighted to catch up […]

Light at the end of the tunnel

Hi everybody Spirit and I and in fact our latest team member Dylan have been going through a rough patch recently because my mum has been diagnosed with depression and the support company that was meant to be helping me to stay safe and independent in my house started to neglect me badly they were […]

A Challenging Time

Hi everyone Spirit and I are entering a challenging part of our time together because Spirit has been lame with an abscess in the foot this is very normal especially with the awful weather we’ve been having but it’s not much fun having to sort it out and it’s certainly not much fun when you […]

An exciting time to be an autistic horse whisperer!

Hi everybody Spirit and I are slipping and sliding in the lovely muddy wet weather and we both appear to be enjoying ourselves regardless! Recently I went to Monty Roberts demonstration at Hartpury College in Gloucester which was great fun despite an accident in which one of his helpers got run over by a horse […]

A quick update

Hi everybody Spirit and I have been very busy ever since we got our new trailer thanks to our sponsors at Simple System Horse Feeds especially since we have been practising loading up and unloading safely. We have only just recently returned from a trip to Northampton to do a demonstration for our friends at […]

Badminton Horse Trial

Hi everybody Spirit and I are very busy here in Gloucestershire we have a lot planned for the next few years and we are really pleased with the fact that my book Following The Hoofcprints has sold more than 530 copies since going on sale in July 2014! Spirit seems to be looking really good […]

Trailer Appeal Success!!!

It is with great delight that Spirit and I are able to announce that The Autism Directory charity were able to raise enough money to buy the Ifor Williams 505  Horse trailer  thanks to our fabulous sponsors at Simple System horse feeds and the incredible generosity of the public for their support!  I have named […]

Spring Update

I everyone Spirit and I are enjoying the spring which seems to be springing around us and in this blog we will just say a few lines to update everyone on our progress. The spring has barely begun and already we are being asked to do demonstrations in many different places for reasons of practicality […]

The Trailer Fund

Hi everybody I thought I would write my latest blog as the weather seems to be starting to warm up for the moment and Spirit and I have managed to get out for a ride for once instead of being stuck in a muddy field! We were delighted almost to the point of being speechless […]

County Durham for a charity fundraiser

Hi everyone it’s still really busy for Spirit and I here in Gloucestershire and Spirit is doing really well fuelled by her Simple System horse feeds! I’m just gearing up to travel up to County Durham for a charity fundraising demonstration over two days on the 29th and 30th of November as I write this […]

Book Launch

Hello everyone Spirit and I are really excited about our Book launch at the end of this month especially since Simple System horse feeds are going to have a stand there! I’m really impressed having ordered Simple System Luci Brix and Bucket Salt Lick for Spirit to enjoy whilst waiting to go into demos and […]

August 2014 Update

Hello all Spirit and I have had a crazy couple of weeks! It’s been lovely weather where we are here in sunny Gloucestershire and my book “Following The Hoofprints” is now available on Amazon with a lovely forward from the horse whisperer Monty Roberts!  From unteachable child to student horse whisperer, my book tells my […]

Following the Hoofprints Book

Hello all Spirit and I have had a crazy couple of weeks! It’s been lovely weather where we are here in sunny Gloucestershire and my book Following The Hoofprints is now available on Amazon with a lovely forward from the horse whisperer Monty Roberts! From unteachable child to student horse whisperer my book tells my […]

Autism Meets Natiral Horsemanship with Charlie Avent and Spirit