Nice little gathering expected at John & Sharons

John and Sharon are famous hosts and not surprisingly a nice little group has signed up for their saddle-fitting armchair evening tonight, Friday 24 October. Their equestrian business has blossomed over the past couple of years and a visit to their premises is always a treat. Tack shop, rug wash, saddlery workshop and more, generouslyContinue reading “Nice little gathering expected at John & Sharons”

Spaces available on First Aid Course, this weekend, 14–16 June

East Donegal Pony Club has organised a first aid course for this coming weekend, Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 June. Some spaces are available for non-pony club people. This is a great opportunity to learn the essentials or refresh your knowledge. You’ll never regret the time you invest in the course. If you’d likeContinue reading “Spaces available on First Aid Course, this weekend, 14–16 June”

***Postponed*** Armchair evening on the saddler’s craft, Friday 8 March

This Friday sees us relax comfortably into armchairs instead torturing ourselves in the saddles that usually lead to hard work and serious exercise. John and Sharon are going to give us an introduction to the craft of the saddler and will also demonstrate correct saddle fitting for horses. You can arrange to bring your horse for guineaContinue reading “***Postponed*** Armchair evening on the saddler’s craft, Friday 8 March”

Very enjoyable visit to Mary Devine

Last Friday evening’s expedition to Glenswilly to visit Mary Devine’s facilities proved most enjoyable and educational. Mary’s facilities are unparalleled in the region and her expertise as a qualified practitioner of Equine Touch, a highly regarded method of physical therapy, is very sought after. Her new solarium will shortly be commissioned and will add a significantContinue reading “Very enjoyable visit to Mary Devine”

Visit to Mary Devine, Friday evening, 2 March

With the North West League back on the agenda on Sunday next, we’re having non-mounted activity this Friday evening. Members are invited to visit Mary Devine’s equine health and rehab facilities in Glenswilly. Beginning at 8pm, we’ll have the chance to see her horse solarium, her equissage equipment and her Equine Touch skills. She’ll presentContinue reading “Visit to Mary Devine, Friday evening, 2 March”

Mary Finneran sheds light on bits and bridles

Friday last saw a very sociable gathering of members for a fascinating talk on bits and bridles by Mary Finneran. Armed with her travelling skull, she revealed all the hidden points of the horse’s head and opened up our minds about exactly how a bridle really works with — and at times against — theContinue reading “Mary Finneran sheds light on bits and bridles”

Bits & Bridles, Armchair Evening, Friday 17 February

This Friday we’re being treated to a talk on bits and bridles by Mary Finneran. Generally speaking, you won’t go too far wrong if you use a simple snaffle bridle on your horse. But which snaffle should you choose? An eggbut, a loose ring, a D-ring, a hanging snaffle, a french link, or a pinkContinue reading “Bits & Bridles, Armchair Evening, Friday 17 February”

Dust covers put back on armchairs for another short while

Circumstances have contrived to prevent a good number of members attending tonight’s talk on farriery and horse health so Damien has made an executive decision to postpone the event. The rescheduled date will be organised shortly and we hope to open the evening to pony club members, Glenleary students, and other interested parties. Full detailsContinue reading “Dust covers put back on armchairs for another short while”

Busy spell gets underway with first armchair evening, Friday 10 February

From now until late March the eyes of the club will be focussed predominantly on the North West League with our series of armchair evenings balancing out our busy schedule. This Friday we’re being treated to a special double act with Damien and Rhona revealing the key to keeping your horse healthy in wind andContinue reading “Busy spell gets underway with first armchair evening, Friday 10 February”

Looking forward to our armchair evenings

None of us want to haul horses around twice a week so, on the Fridays of our North West league show weekends, we’ll stick to sociable unmounted activities. There’s a big difference between a farrier and a blacksmith and there’s a lot more to your horse’s hooves than a set of shoes. No hoof, noContinue reading “Looking forward to our armchair evenings”