Plans were made to be broken!!

Head firmly back in the game for 2019, we've taken the leap & joined Dressage Ireland!! The sway of the Inaugural Wild Atlantic Dressage Festival & a bit of jeep glamping had me sold!! Along with the mention of a BYOB session on the Saturday night & a blogger meet up!!! Sure what could go... Continue Reading →

Happy Horsey Christmas – The One Stop “Tack” Shopping Trip

When it comes to Christmas presents, there isn't anything else (other than make up in my case lol ) a horsey person won't need, or more importantly want, under their Christmas tree, other than an array of horsey goodies, both useful & stunning gifts!From the "Show Ring Pro" to your "Showjumper" or the "Dressage Diva"... Continue Reading →

It’s been a Long Centre Line

Well, there's quiet a few blog posts been written but not published over the past few months. Why? Scared of what people may think, scared that I actually wrote the stuff down and also scared that it makes it all a bit real. But I'm not scared anymore! In fact I'm the opposite I'm ready... Continue Reading →

We’re Baaaaaack!!

OMG It has actually happened...I got back in the saddle! Seriously I thought this was months away yet. Everyone's been so lovely asking me when I thought I'd be back up, in my head we were still 4 to 6 weeks away yet, not in reality. It turns out when the time's right, there's not... Continue Reading →

The Road to Recovery

Straight after the fall all I kept saying was ''I'll be grand, sure I've probably only pulled a muscle in my ass, nothing major lads, don't be panicking, no ambulance, PLEASE!'' - but I was wrong. I was trying to describe the pain to Annie (a nurse whose daughter was jumping). Not the most flattering... Continue Reading →


End's all about the end goals that you have your sights set on! So almost two months on I'm being asked 'How you doing?' Truth is...I'm not thinking of how I'm doing now, I'm thinking next spring, I'm thinking Dressage League, I'm thinking Showjumping League, that's how my brain operates. It is the same... Continue Reading →

& The Beasts….the beginning

I guess from a child growing up in a local country pub (no I didn't go there as a 6 year old alcoholic, I lived there & it was owned by my grandparents -before ye all go getting notions!!) I'd listen to the local farmers when they'd come in, talking about the mart and I'd... Continue Reading →

Beauty…the beginning

The reason behind the ''Make Up & Muck Heaps'' name is as I've mentioned before, being a country girl with two main passions - horses (no matter what colour age shape or size). YES... I'm that adult that will be driving down the road, point, saying oh look, into a field full of horses, as... Continue Reading →

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