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Horses, Nature and a Flash Bridle Like No Other

I used to ride when I was younger, and loved nothing more than steering my beloved Jackson around the barn at my local riding school. It wasn't until a friend of mine was thrown off her horse and dislocated her elbow that I decided to put a stop to it. It was a shame, as I was developing a real passion for all things equestrian. Fast-forward 20 or so years and I was searching for a new hobby to fill my spare time. As a lover of animals, I thought why not give horse riding another try?

A fun and enjoyable pastime, it always made me feel happy and positive, and there's nothing like that special connection that can be achieved with a horse. It's magical. Once I set my heart on heading back to riding school, I knew it wouldn't be long before I was besotted again. I'd soon be splashing my cash on my very own horse, along with saddles, stirrups and the very best flash bridle on the market.

There's Something About Horse Riding

Horse riding isn't just a sport, but a partnership. With the right horse, you can build trust, and enjoy endless happy and fulfilling shared experiences. As you get to know the horse, they get to know you, and a level of harmony and solidarity is created which is like no other. It pains me to say that I have had better relationships with horses than many boyfriends!

After focusing on training and learning new skills such as dressage and jumping, I began to enjoy peaceful hacks throughout the countryside, interacting with nature, taking in the fresh air and seeing the wildlife that I'd otherwise miss out on. I'm happy to admit I wasn't much of an outdoor girl before I rediscovered my love of riding. I was more of a box set and bottle of wine sort. Now, I simply can't resist the lure of the outdoors.

Finding My Beautiful Henry

It wasn't long into my return to riding that I decided to bite the bullet and purchase my very own horse. A bold move, I know, but I was more than committed to the task of becoming an accomplished rider. It wasn't just a whim. With the help of another, more experienced horsewoman, I purchased my perfect Henry, with whom, in the years since, I have forged a special bond. I rent a stable from a friend, which is practical, and with its reduced rates, great for my bank balance too.

Buying Tack (including that all important flash bridle)

With buying a horse comes the need to buy all sorts of tack. I bought everything from a saddle, stirrups, and reins to bits, harnesses and . After a recommendation from a friend, I also invested in a premium Italian leather flash bridle for Henry. An ergonomic all-in-one pressure relieving headpiece, it's very comfortable for him, and probably one of the best tack purchases I have made.

I look forward to several more years with Henry!

Violeta Pencheva


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