Meet My Boys!

A short blog about my two horses.

These are my two gorgeous boys, Ramiro and Benji😍

Ramiro is a 21 year old (22 in May!!) Anglo Arab X Welsh Cob gelding, standing at approximately 14.3hh.

I’ve had him since I was 13 years old and he is honestly my best friend. I would completely lost without him. He’s got the most hilarious character and he’s the cheekiest horse. If he can get away with it.. he will! He most definitely does NOT act his age. But I wouldn’t have him any other way.

We spent a few years apart due to personal circumstances, and it was such a tough time for me.

We’ve done so much together, from cross country and pleasure rides to tackless and tick-training.

He knows how to smile, kiss, ‘stay please’ and hug (when I say hug I literally mean with his leg wrapped around me. I trust this horse with my life and he will always be my horse of a lifetime. ❤️

Benji is my rising 7 year old, 16hh ex-racing thoroughbred.

He is the most laid back horse and has such a kind nature about him.

I rescued him, he was skin and bone when I came across him. He had finished his racing career in the spring of last year (2019) and was passed onto someone completely clueless who left him to starve in a field. This damage was done between April-August which horrifies me. Now I am aware that Tb’s are not the easiest nor the cheapest horses to keep as they need a lot of food. But he must have been left without a blade of grass. No horse should look even remotely how he did in the winter when it’s tougher to keep weight on, let alone in the summer. It was absolutely heartbreaking, but it’s my mission to give him the best life I possibly can.

They both live a natural life, being out in a large field 24/7. They’re inseparable and I adore how well they get on ☺️

I will continue Benji’s retraining this spring. Both of my boys have been turned away for the winter to enjoy being horses for a little while.

I feel so blessed to have them. They brighten me up every single day, no matter how I feel when I wake up.

I take zillions of photos of them so I’m sure you’ll see plenty of them along the way.

Thank you for reading.

Niamh :) x


January 9, 2020