the lucky bitch blog

  • Welfare first, performance is a by-product

    A couple of weeks ago, the New Zealand Sporting community was rocked by the news of the death by suicide of Olivia Podmore, an Olympic cyclist. I d...
  • Wrong answer, try again

      Training a horse is simple. Ask a question, get a response, leave it alone. A simple system of three parts, yet each part is a unique opportuni...
  • a better life

    The galloping housewife moved house yesterday. For the first time in 6 months she is no longer of ‘no fixed abode’. It’s all very exciting. And str...
  • Yard Goals

    This week in the galloping housewife’s lucky bitch quest, she has been suffering the insufferable as she desperately seeks to find a yard worthy of...
  • Lockdown 2.0

     Well, here we are, galloping housewives. Back to Zoom meetings and box sets and not having to put a bra on for days on end. Day drinking and not h...
  • Pay attention. To yourself.

    Have you been paying attention? This was a question I asked in a Facebook post yesterday in regards to the lessons learned during the pandemic. I’m...
  • The best horse

    Ride it like it’s the best horse in the world. This advice was given to me by an amazing trainer that the galloping housewife had the good fortune...
  • Go for the tailcoat

    The galloping housewife is totally bummed that it seems like we won’t be having the season we planned. She is particularly reeling from the news t...
  • Testing resilience

    The galloping housewife has had an ‘interesting’ week. In between recovering from her wee jog (it was two days before she could walk down the stai...
  • Partner training

    Yesterday a friend of the galloping housewife posted about her partner who, despite being completely non-horsey, had given up their morning to ass...
  • Ode to a January show

    The galloping housewife’s ode to competing in January. No sooner than permission has been given to ditch the last of the dried out turkey that no ...
  • Be selfish

    The galloping housewife has had a rough start to the year. There’s that hideous no-man’s land between Christmas and New Year which is useful for n...