Category Equestrian posts

Second book earns out! #HappyAuthor

This week I had the delight of receiving the first copies of the second edition of THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING, my first published book on horse training. Having sold out its first print run last November, it took me a while to ascertain that my new publisher (who bought out the publisher who’d bought […]

Building Blocks earns a reprint – yay!

In case you don’t know, in the ‘real’ world I work as a dressage horse trainer and judge, and also write in this field under my real name, Debby Lush. THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING is my first published book; a consistent, steady seller which, to my dismay back in November, sold out. Since it […]

Casting Horses in Fictional Worlds

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I found this excellent post on horses on Dan Koboldt’s blog. It is part of his weekly Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy blog series, where he tackles one of the scientific or technological concepts pervasive in sci-fi (space travel, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence, etc.) with input from an expert. Be…

This and that, life and everything

You may have been so busy you haven’t noticed, but my blog has been pretty quiet for a while now. That isn’t because I’ve fallen out of love with blogging (I definitely haven’t), but a variety of things have kept me from having time to do more than keep up my customary Monday post. As I’ve […]

Do you have a fabulous day job? I am so lucky…

If I’ve been a little quiet on the blog front lately, you’ll understand why when you see the lovely pics below… Yes, I’ve been a tad busy – competing and judging at the UK Winter Dressage Championships (NAF are the title sponsors – Natural Animal Feeds) Qualifying was a bit of a surprise – you always hope […]

Olympic memories

Originally posted on deborahjay:
Forgive the departure from all things writing, I am indulging myself today with memories of one of the most fantastic weeks of my life. Exactly one year ago today, Great Britain topped winning the Olympic team gold medal for dressage with individual gold and bronze in the freestyle competition. And for…

#Writers – when the day job takes over….

This week has been a blur of activity leaving very little time to access the internet, or be around on social media. To give you an idea of what I’ve been up to, my week went like this: last Saturday, drive 220 miles in horsebox to stay at Somerford Park Premier League show (Cheshire, UK) […]

Did you know horses’ teeth never stop growing? #Horse tips for #writers

Now there’s a fact I’ll bet few of you knew. I stopped writing these horse info posts a while ago, when I discovered the huge differences between US and UK terminology and other issues, which involved spending too much time on research. Then again, I thought I might do a few like this one, that aren’t going […]

Enjoying my day job – International #Dressage at #Hickstead

Another quick catch up on my non-writerly activities: competition season is reaching it’s peak, and I spent last week working at the International Dressage at Hickstead – a Nations Cup competition, plus some eager individuals seeking qualifying scores for Rio – riders from pretty new dressage-competing nations, such as Singapore and Iran. I like to […]

Doing my day job – this counts as my advertising! #equestrian #dressage

As an author, trying to come up with original ways to advertise is part of the job, so it may come as little surprise that my version of advertising for my other business (dressage trainer), is also somewhat ‘different’. No paid ads for me – I am my own best advert, and I’m so thrilled […]