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Montana Diaries – Part 4 by Lisa Gregory

Montana – the perfect package My training journey with our beautiful mare Montana is proving to be both exciting and very satisfying. I have loved this little girl since the moment I delivered her when she was born four years ago. I always believed she would be very special and she is already proving me […]

The Montana Diaries – Part 3 by Lisa Gregory

Montana makes delightful progress with her training I have been delighted so far with the progress made by our lovely Montana, the latest of the young horses here at the Trekking Centre to be trained and made ready for clients to ride. As you no doubt all know Montana is one of my home breds […]

THE MONTANA DIARIES – Part 2 by Lisa Gregory

I hope you all enjoyed the first part of my Montana Diaries, in which I will be taking you on my training journey with our lovely home bred girl. As I explained in Part One I thought you would be interested in hearing about how I train a young horse from the very first step. […]

The Montana Diaries

THE MONTANA DIARIES Part One – by Lisa Gregory Of all the blogs I have written over the last couple of years one of the most popular has been my insight into how I trained our lovely young Andalusian mare Nymeria. I have trained many horses over the years – I hate the expression ‘breaking’, […]


A WEIGHTY SUBJECT By Lisa Gregory One of the most sensitive and controversial subject being talked about in the equestrian world at the moment is rider weight and its possible damaging effect on horses.  Without doubt people have got bigger over the years and as the owner of a busy equestrian centre this weighty issue […]

Seasons on The Chase

SEASONS ON THE CHASE by Lisa Gregory Here at the trekking centre we are so lucky to have the glorious open countryside of Cannock Chase literally as our back garden. Go through our gate and you will find yourself in thousands of acres of perfect riding country, with just the occasional road to cross. The […]

Herd Life – Part Two

HERD LIFE – PART TWO One of the more unusual aspects of our happy herd is the number of family relationships we have. It adds an extra dimension to the enjoyment of watching them out in the field. I love to see the whole herd interacting and at play and it is extra special when, […]

Herd Life – Part One

HERD LIFE – Part one As I drive around the countryside and see horses living a solitary life in paddocks I feel a little sad that they have to be separated so they have less interaction with their own species. I realise that some owners have no choice and are doing their very best to […]

Training Nymeria – Part Two

TRAINING NYMERIA by Celia Holmes Like most horse addicts I have always longed to be a much better rider than I am. In my dreams I was always a sort of cross between Monty Roberts and Charlotte Dujardin, so both a horse whisperer and  an expert in the saddle. But reality was a very different […]

Training Nymeria – Part One

TRAINING NYMERIA – part one By Lisa Gregory Everyone knows that I train all the young horses here at the trekking centre myself, and people often ask me how long the training process takes. My honest answer has to be “I haven’t got a clue!” Because when I start working with an unbroken youngster I […]