An Independent State of Mind

Through all this film business that I’ve been throwing myself into lately, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know a rather special couple, Jane and Duncan Bury. They invited me to spend some time on their 20 acre smallholding in the Scottish Borders… the magic of which, they say, is difficult to explain to [...]

Nomadic Winter

A Scottish December. The obvious time to choose to move into a yurt. A month of peeing under the stars, not moving a muscle under the warm covers to lay and watch the icicles melt on the window pane outside. First task upon surfacing: light the stove! Out to follow the latest animal prints in [...]

Sparkly Sparkly Spark

I learnt something new about myself recently. As I've previously quite enthusiastically written about... I've been living in Wales, in a shepherd's hut, amongst the company of far many more horses than people. I thought this kind of life was the life for me; I'd much rather spend my days in the company of horses [...]

Spirited Away

  Whilst I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work and study classical horsemanship here in Wales, sometimes I get an itch for the wild that I find difficult to scratch amidst the fabulous, well-polished dressage horses. It appears to be a reoccurring itch that needs a regular scratch, and one I am wise not to ignore. Last month I [...]

Refining The Wild

I'm currently residing in the Welsh countryside where I was offered an opportunity that I couldn't possibly refuse... to work and study the art of horsemanship alongside people and horses of a very high calibre: Robert Pring, Jo Jarett and a collection of finely bred Andalusians. Though I believe that a growing interest in the principles of classical [...]

Roaming The Red Rocks

Cowboys cowboys cowboys. No vision of the American south west is complete without the cowboy. He is typically a symbol of freedom, of connection to the land, exploration and conquest of wilderness, masculinity. There's a genre of film centered around them and festivals celebrating their culture and heritage. But what about the cowGIRL? In August, I wrote about [...]

Belly Full o’ Berries

This time of year was a favourite of mine during my days on Corrour. We'd be waving goodbye and good riddance to the midges, watching the colours transform the landscape and ardently anticipating the first roar of the rutting stags outside the bedroom windows. Every day I would yearn to head outside from dusk to [...]