Hi, I am Hells Bells and these are my Dressage Diaries.
I am not part of the Dressage Academy. I just live at the same place.
I am lucky to have wonderful staff (Tony and Brugs).
I also have to contend with Tony riding me occasionally; as you will see...

Hells Bells Blog : I am back [November 2017]
I am back November 2017

Hi Fans,

I am back and have some stories to tell...

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Sorry fans... I have taken a bit of rest over winter but I am now back with some more news.

Winter was terrible and I had to keep checking my feet to see if they were starting to go webbed.

We had The Caped Crusader visit the yard which was awesome... sadly it turned out that this was just Wynter whom had managed to get a rug round his neck and break every strap. I put this down to the colt (see later) whom I just know is going to be trouble.

Now; last time I told you about Tony managing to do the short side at counter-canter and now we have progressed to the odd change. This has, of course, gone right to Tonys head and I have not the heart to tell him that I am doing the changes when I see Bugs pop out of her chair as if to help me do the change (its funny how Instructors do this - ey). I think Tony is actually have delusions of adequacy!

According to Tony I have a problem snoring. It started after the first time I took a little nap in my stable and had people running to put the washing in as they thought it was thunder. I stayed awake for hours the other day and I didn't hear a thing! so I think he is making it up. He played me this; but I think he added the snoring and I intend to take this up with Bugs.

Even after this Tony had the cheek to complain about my table manners. Tony took me over to the table for morning coffee and to tell everyone how awesome I am (I have him well trained!) and then nature called and I let out the most enormous fart. Now; I can't see a problem with this at all as I always though unless you let a fart out it goes up your spine into you brain and this is where bad ideas come from (like peeing on the electric fence). Still, never being one to miss an opportunity, the table was cleared so I dived into the cakes and biscuits until Bugs came out with some French and Tony had to take me out to my field.

Bugs does not bear a grudge for long however and she came out the next day with new clothes for me, or so I thought... What appeared to be a new bridle instead looks like some torture contraption with 2 bits. I pulled a face but Bugs ignored this, and kept her feet away from mine sadly, and proceeded to put this contraption on me. I think she felt a pang of guilt and said its for grown up horses which made me feel a bit better and then promised Tony would not be allowed to ride me with this bridle - PHEW!

Tony did a Tony again... Bugs said go and move Hells to be with his mate Ruru... so Tony though aha... let Hells speak to the yearlings... This went ok as they just baby mouthed to me. Then the idiot, Tony, lets me get too close to the colt. Tony really had NO IDEA... and in no time the Colt and myself were having a dance off (at this point Tony was still holding the rope and was being carried by myself around in circles as he was too stupid to let himself slip down the rope). Well; eventually Tonys weight was too much (more on this shortly) and I had to lower my head enough for Tony to get traction. Tony hung on surprisingly well and I (we) proceeded to Piaffe and Passage all the way to the field Tony was Supposed to be putting me in. By this time Bugs had realised what happened and came out telling Tony off.

I just hid and tried to look innocent

Quite recently I had to suffer Tony tying to ride me again and when he mounted me from the mounting block I sighed... Bugs spent the next 40 minutes telling Tony he had to lose weight... he he I was so pleased with myself and now sigh whenever he is getting on me and Bugs is about. Sadly he got his revenge as he put me out in starvation paddock and has cut my sugar ration as he said I would have to join him if he has to diet.

As I am far cleverer than Tony (anyone can see this) I do seem to spend a lot of time training Tony how to do dressage now (I think he thinks his aids actually are right!) but he got me a good one the other day. Tony has been on a few trips to Welly and Bugs has been mucking my field out. Bugs said I am very messy and can't Tony train me to poop just in a corner... Well quick as flash Tony says "Hells don't do Corners"... and Bugs said "yes; I don't think either of you do". I will get Tony back for that...

Anyhow, keep your feet on the grass and your head in the clouds people.

Hellsy.




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First Outing...
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My teeth were falling out!! I was literally falling apart (I strongly suspected Tony’s bad riding immediately). I attempted to tell Tony this by standing on his foot (this, of course, being horse talk for most things when you have annoyed us). All this seemed to do was cause his arms to flap about and then he proceeded to hop around the yard, repeating “french!”.

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