|Posted by Jackie Tye on April 12, 2017 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Despite a tremendous effort, New Life Horse Care Sanctuary did not win the People’s Project. This could have led us to feel defeated and disappointed, full of self pity and self doubt, however, we feel elated, optimistic and confident for the future of this charity, which is now one of the best in the UK. We received thousands of pounds worth of media exposure and training and have a huge following on social media, where we are posting regular updates and videos of the activities here...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jackie Tye on March 24, 2017 at 3:55 PM||comments (5)|
I’m sitting in the log cabin, watching out of the window. The signs of Spring are defiant against the inclement weather. The lone pheasant, a survivor of the pheasant shoot, flaps his wings. He wants a mate, but he will settle for seeds.
All is peaceful. I can see Dartmoor shrouded in white. There is a chill in the air, the east wind makes the foals look pitiful, pulling at my heart strings. They want to go into their warm stable, but soon they will be going back to the moo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jackie Tye on March 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
I’m not the bravest rider, I’m not the bravest person. I hate public speaking, I hate doing things that make me nervous, like driving to unknown destinations. And it would be lovely to be like those horsey people who happily get on a horse and gallop off, jumping big jumps all the way. I might have been able to do all of this when I was young, but at the age of 64, it’s not sensible, and that’s my excuse! I admit it, sometimes the thought of getting on Obe fills me wi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Jackie Tye on March 6, 2017 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
March 7th Phew, the weather is dreadful! It’s a daily struggle with mud, and wet, dirty ponies. The trees here are just about still standing but I hope Pilgrim’s apple tree survives yet another storm. My cat Pipkin is so faithful, she accompanied me to check on the horses, which meant she braved the rain and wind. Bless her.
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|Posted by Jackie Tye on February 2, 2017 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
As Winter makes way for Spring, it is welcome to see the lighter mornings and evenings and even in January there are signs all around that nature is getting ready to bloom. The daffodils, planted on Pilgrim’s grave here, are beginning to peep through the earth, reminding me, that life goes on. Nature is so resilient, despite the dreadful weather!
We have fostered four Dartmoor Hill, foals this winter, two coloured, cheeky colts, Zebedee and Mushroom, who, after about 10 weeks he...Read Full Post »