Spring is newly sprung

Spring is newly sprung

The very first vestiges of spring were evident at the end of February, snowdrops were nearly over as expected and many gardens had daffodils out…
Woodland Wonder

Woodland Wonder

Wondering around your local parks and woodlands in spring, you can almost hear trees creaking as the sap rises.   All manner of sticky, sap…
Birds of Devon Rivers

Birds of Devon Rivers

Most of Devon’s rivers have their source on Dartmoor or Exmoor such as the rivers Exe, Teign, Dart, Plym, Torridge and Taw, but others like the rivers  Axe, Otter and  Tamar rise outside the county.
Moving stories

Moving stories

I’m writing this on a bleak mid-winter’s day - all grey skies and biting winds. As consolation I find my mind turning to warmer thoughts…
Heathland Wonders

Heathland Wonders

Our heathlands are unique cultural landscapes that owe their existence to centuries of human clearance and animal grazing. by Nigel Jones Heathlands are beautiful places,…
Empathy

Empathy

At East Devon Riding Academy, one of the skills we like to develop in riders is empathy. The ability to understand and share the feelings…
My Bitless Journey

My Bitless Journey

I have never really been one for gadgets with horses, I stopped using any form of noseband other than a loosely fitted cavesson about 18…
River Taw walk

River Taw walk

This part of Devon is criss-crossed with walks of all type, moorland walks, river walks, historic walks, it's all there on the northern edge of…
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