Archive for December, 2008


Saturday, December 13th, 2008

….Our work experience has finally come to an end, and what an end. What with Moll and i teaching our very own lesson, to having to get the vet rush out to check on Henry. It was very intense.

I will start at the beginning, Amy came down today and she did the yard and mucked out and fed the ponies. So Mollie and i had the whole day to decide on lesson plans and to find out what we needed to know to become a riding instructor. It was very interesting. We also wrote out information about all the horses and ponies on the yard. Stuff like name, age, height etc… It was really good, i left loads of spaces but then Kate got all the passports out and we had a laugh at the ponies show names. For example Tiskys’ show name is actually Frisky Tisky. How weired is that.

Mollie’s lesson was really good. It was a christmas lesson, where they played christmas corners and it was fabby. We even listened to christmas song. Untill unfortunatly Lucy and Daisy (the ponies) had obviously had an argument (about Mac probably) so they ended up fighting in the lesson and a rider fell off! But they got a big bar of chocolate so i think she was fine after.

So Henry gave us all a big fright tonight. He started rolling on the yard! And so we had to call the vet in. We thought he might have surgical colic, but fortunately he doesn’t so that is a big relief. He should be back to his old self tomorrow.

i also taught a lesson today, i was really nervous about teaching them but i think/hope i did ok!

Anyway, yard again tomorrow, and also we will all be very hyper as it is Bobyn’s  birthday party tomorrow which will be awesome.

Thanks very much for reading my blogs. I hope you have enjoyed them as much i i enjoyed writing them. I wonder if i can do work experience again next week…… Watch this space.

“Mucking out, eating cake,vet hospital and watching nativities” all in one ODS day

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Hey there ladies and gents. Hope you enjoyed my blog yesterday if not you should go back and read it as it is fandabulously amazingly brill. Well work experiance is almost over only one more day left and i feel so sad as i might never see these horses again phew who am i kidding. But seriosely i have enjoyed it. Ooh and granny i hope you enjoy this blog if your reading it. Ok that was a stupid question i asked obviosly your reading it or else you wouldnt have read that question.

 Well woke up at seven today and got ready in fifteen miniutes. That is very impressive for a girl who usially takes like fifteen hours. But i figured it doesnt matter what i look like around horses after all they dont exactly keep themselves imacuate (trust me i learnt when i bought my first grey horse.) Anyway we managed to feed the horses very quickly this morning well quicker than previose times. We then moved onto sweeping the yard which was a job in its self (trust me.) Then Tolulah got ready for travelling as we were taking her to the vet hospital in Glasgow. And Tolulah took everyone by surprise by walking into the box first time. The journey there was ok. We went over the new bridge which was exiting and the views quite pretty, i spent most of my time annoying Dad and Kessa “Are we there yet?” and by pointing at variose impossible obsticules and saying “imagine jumping that.” When we first arrived at the vet hospital we got a bit lost as we went into the small animals part which made me laugh as the horse box and Tolulah arnt the smallest. The vet hospital was lovely very white and blue and clean, and the nurses took care of Tolulah really well and she is staying there over night. We then had to drive back at super speed and just arrived back in time to see Freyas school nativaty, it was fantastic and Freya is going to be the next Hannah Montana (would appear she stole all the singing genes in the familly cause i cant sing a word in tune.) Kessa and i after the fantastic nativity went back and mucked out the horses. I drove Kessa BANANAS cause i was singing “HALLAJULAH” while mucking out and as i said earlier i dont have the singing genes. We then caught for the lessons and then fed and after that it was a case of tucking the horses up in their beddy bies and saying night night. Well as my mum says “Alls well that ends well” or something like that.

 Over all the exitements of the days were:

Dropping Tolulah of at the vet hospital.

Discovering there were cakes at the nativaty.

Stupid moments i had in the day were:

Thinking the road we were driving above was a canal (my excuse is i didnt take geoggars)

Very nearly feeding Benji oats (OOOPS)

Thank you for reading my blog i hope you enjoyed reading it as much as i enjoyed writting it. Sadly tomorrow will be my last blog well and last work experiance day. So i’ll make the blog extra special and i’ll give you all the info on how Tolulah is. Anyway i better go cause even though my fatty parts are thanking me for mucking out (trust me easiest way to loose weight) my skin hates me right now. If only Prada could make “bags under eyes fashionable” it would make life easier. Oh well as the beautifull and “without bags under their eyes” Spanish  say “Adios Babey”


Thursday, December 11th, 2008

…..Today as a treat we watched Freya playing in a school played called ‘It’s a baby’ it was really goood and Freya was awesome. We also took Tolly to the vet hospital in Glasgow, we went in the horse lorry and guess what….! It didn’t break down. It was a good journey for us, but poor Tolly didn’t travel very well, it was like a sauna. She couldn’t have her surgery today, so hopefully they will operate tomorrow.

The rest of the day was good, we fed the big horses but the ponies where no were to be seen. Never mind they will have found some grass ‘hopefully’

Unfortunatly tomorrow is our last day of work experience so that means no more of our fabulous blogs. Rather upsetting. And tomorrow Amy is coming down to do the yard, so Me and Moll are going to watch her doing the feeds and mucking out to see how she does things.

So bloggers, I am off at the moment, more fun thrilled blogging tomorrow.


Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

….Today after feeding the ponies and horses quickly as Jane was coming to ride at 9! Mollie and i watched the vet (from a far distance i might add..) do a nerve block on Tolly. A nerve block is were the vet injects into were they think the damage is done with an anasthestic and about ten miniutes later they trot up the pony and see if the pony or horse is still lame. They injected into the Coffin joint which is in in between the pedle bone and the cannon. That was so complictaded that you probable wont want to read the rest of mine….’sniff’ thats fine! So unfortunatly Tolly has to go to Glasgow vet school, so we have a trip to Glasgow which should be awesome.

After the vet had been, Moll and i started working like crazy people to get the boxes mucked out, she did Holli and i did her water, I did Benjii and i got mine finished before Moll had finished Fudges’ Haaaha. We did hay and water and then we went for lunch.

After lunch we did Misty and Bobby and then we had to tack up SO fast, we were a bit late. Ooops. Our lesson was really good, we did jumping. It was great.

The vet came again today in the afternoon to do Bobby. i got to see Bobby’s nose! I saw the guteral pouch and a red blood vessel. It was so cool, and kinda weird too.

None of the ponies or horses wanted their seconded dinner, so Moll and i finished sorta earlier.

Well that’s all for today folk, i will write about what happened tomorrow, tomorrow!

all i want for Christmas is O.D.S hoodies and teddy bears (hint hint)

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Hi there ladies and gents hope you enjoyed the blog yesterday if you didnt read it then i suggest you go back and read it, as its a work of a genius. Anyhoo moving on to bigger and better things.

 After the feeds and mucking out the vet came out to do a nerve block on Tolulah. Dont worry if you dont understand what that is i didnt to begin with either it was after the fifth explanation that i finally “twigged”. A nerve block is were the vet injects into were they think the damage is done with an anasthestic and about ten miniutes later they trot up the pony and see if the pony or horse is still lame. After my biology lesson we then had lunch and had a nosy through all the new kit. And boy am i in love there are gorgouse new Over Dalkeith hoodies, hats and the cutiest little teddie bears (im trading in my little sister to buy one) and even before i forget warm socks and little baby blue and pink teddie jumpers with Over dalkeith stables logo on it. I dont know about you but i know whats going on my Christmas list. Anyway we then caught ponies for the lessons and filled haynets well Kessa filled the haynets i didnt trust the hay after my little experiance yesterday. Then after the lessons we tucked the horses up to beddy bies.

 Tollulah is going in to have her operation tomorrow so ill tell you all about it tomorrow. Good Luck Tolulah.

Anyway i better go before i fall asleep on the laptop. Trust me its happend before.



Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

…..Pleased to say that Good Golly Miss Hollie is back and is still as fabulous as ever. Mollie and i started fast this morning feeding horses and ponies, with our new feed sheets that Shaun made up for us we were faster than ever. We then turned them all out again and started slowly walking back to the yard. We then started mucking out, and then we got the news that Hollie was ready to come home. Me and Mollie started mucking out super quick and got hay, filled water buckets (with the help of Shaun).

The best part of the day was getting to see the vet hospital and understanding what they did to Hollie and why. The worst part of the day was finding out that Mollie had hay in her underkrackers….It was disturbing.(Read Mollie’s blog if confusion is a problem)

Tomorrow should be interesting, the vet is coming to see Tolly and Bobby. I will tell you how much i learnt tomorrow. Well i am off to bed, earlier start to the day again tomorrow!=D


Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Well ladies and gents i am very sorry i didnt write a blog yesterday, i am sure you were all very dissapointed. My excuse  is that i came in from the yard at about 7:30 had my tea and then fell asleep.That is how very tired i was. Anyway i will get back to the present time and tell you all about today.

 It was minus two this morning and i resembled a teletubie. Two jumpers, three pairs of socks (dont tell my dad he still thinks he lost them), one pair of trackies, two t-shirts , a hat and gloves. Kessa and i fed the horses at super speed as we found out we were going to collect Holli from the veternary hospital. I think the horses were shocked at seeing me so early in the morning. The horses were  fed and watered just to make them grow. we then started mucking out and i am proud to say Kessa and i (well with a little help from my dad) managed to muck out two stables, turn out Snoop Poop and Gorgouse George. Then i went through to fill haynets and as i was dedicatly filling haynets much to my suprise i had a strange sensation in my underkrackers it felt like their was something moving about in them i looked down and MAMMA MIA i had hay in my underkrackers. Im still trying to get it all out. So after my little fright we set of to collect Holli from Edinburgh. Holli looked brilliant and very happy to see us her eyes were gliittering as if to say “Haha you wait, im gonna embarres (sorry if its spelt wrong) you!” And boy did she embarress me, we could not get her into the trailer we tried everything and she just stood their going “NO” eventually after the twenty sixth million time of attempting she just walked in as if it was her idea. After that it was a long journey back we then tucked her into her bed. We then had are lunch (mmmm yummy) then it was chaos as we caught for the lesson and then fed everything as it got dark. Then that was pretty much it. 

 So over all the best parts of the day were.

Seeing Holli again

And er well lunchtime.

Worst part of the day

Discovering i had accidently put hay in my underkrackers, i mean what a waste of decently good knickers well and i suppose hay.  

So ladies and Gents thats all i have time for today, i must go and sort out my underckrackers problem and have my beauty sleep, yawn.

So BYE for now




Monday, December 8th, 2008

….. An early start this morning, but it was all worth it. First of all Moll and i had feeding to doo. Which didn’t take as long as i was expecting, of course Shaun help with it, because otherwise me and Moll would have taken aaages…. It was a quick start getting the Horses and ponies in fast, feeding them and then slowly me and Mollie started to turn them out. The hard part was remembering all the feeds, especially Baileys’ feed.

We then had our own lesson, which i have to add was a lot harder than the staff lesson… But it was also very good and interesting. We then had a long break, where we had our lunch and watched Canter Banter which was actually very funny. It was then the 4:30 lesson we had ponies and horses to feed again and we couldn’t get Penny and Bambi through the thick mud, they wouldn’t go. So it took us a bit longer to turn out….

The 6:30 and the 7:30 was cancelled so we got home a little bit earlier. I was tired today so i think it will be an earlier night tonight.