Pony Crashes the Pool Party!With the covid restrictions lifting it was brilliant to finally be able to have both my nieces, Lexi and Olive over to come and play with the ponies for the day!
The Island Project with Emma Massingale - Full FilmAlone on an Island with just my Ponies for company - Over the years I have started many young horses but I've always wondered if I didn't have any tools such as a halter, lead rope, saddle or round pen would it be possible? I found an island off the west coast of Ireland that had everything the ponies needed to live with out needing me, they had water and food a plenty so the decision weather or not to interact with me would be based purely on a relationship not through necessity.
I took two untrained Connemara Ponies and survived alone on a 70acre island while trying to start these ponies without any tack or fences. I took with me four of my trained Connemaras and they were the key to communicating with the new boys! Now if that wasn't hard enough I thought as I'm on an island it would be fun to go all Bear Grylls and catch my food as well! I took just rice and for a month foraged and fished for my one meal per day...oh and filmed the whole adventure for your viewing pleasure! I hope you enjoy sharing my time on the island. Emx
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Huge thank you to Equine Productions for filming before I went on the island and for the amazing edit!
Imagine surviving on a deserted island. On your own. For a month.
Imagine, while trying to survive, attempting something nobody has done before. Ever.
Emma Massingale - The horse trainer from Devon, UK, is taking on her biggest ever challenge. Using only her incredible horse sense, she’ll try to ride two wild ponies who have, up to now, been virtually untouched by human hand.
No tack, no ropes, no boundaries.
Just Emma, six Connemara ponies and a 70-acre island off the west coast of Ireland.
Imagine no longer.
Life is an adventure.
My 4 Yr old Apprentice with Albert & ErnieI was meant to be on Auntie duties but to be honest I think my niece Lexi at 4yrs old is nailing this pony adventuring!
Black Stallions go BoatingThe Shetland Stallions are coming along so well with their training, it is incredibly fun to now be able to get a little creative with the driving!
Thank you to Mike from Hitch In Farm for helping me with them and for being up for a laugh...and a soaking!
My harness equipment all comes from Riding & Harness Stuff https://www.harnessstuff.co.uk
Hoverboarding with my Mini Pony TeamI took the little guys for a little morning of adventure! We started off with a scoot along on the hoverboard, this was the first time I have tried with the ponies, what's funny is they didn't even look surprised by the idea! We then headed off for a hike and wild swim on the moors which is always good fun....and rather cold! brrr
Meet Manuel the Mule from Spain!Mules - Horses - Ponies - Donkeys I am fascinated by all equines. We have one life and mine since I left school at 15yrs old has been dominated by my equine buddies. There behaviour, our relationship with them and our ability to train and work in harmony with them inspires me every single day.
Those that have followed me on Social media will know the journeys I have been on with my equine pals and today is the start of a new one! I would like to introduce you all to the absolute dude that is Mr Manuel the Mule!
Why a mule? To have the opportunity to learn is one of life's greatest pleasures, I have had the chance to get to live with and work with natural herds of stallions with their mares, my liberty team, the donkeys, the Shetland stallion bachelor herd, my mini team and many wonderful individual horses, ponies and Donkeys over the years....BUT never a mule!
Mules are meant to be smarter than a horse, more sure footed, stronger in both mind and body so I am in no doubt that I shall learn a lot from Manuel!
I hope you enjoy following his story, I am sure he will be a regular on my channel in the future. Do find us on Facebook and Instagram as well if you would like to see more of all the tribe!
......And YES I will do another " Meet all my animals" when the weather improves and they have all had a spruce up!
Have a great weekend and I'll catch up with you in the next video! Don't forget to like and subscribe as this helps my channel to grow!
Equestrian Adventure Ready - My Summer Kit list!Taking horses off for adventures is a huge passion of mine, from days on the moors or hills to multi-week adventures. Over many years I have refined the kit that works to make it an enjoyable experience not only for myself but for all my equine companions to.
I thought I would start to make a few videos detailing some of the kit that is super efficient when out and about. This video is based on Summer Day trips with horses / ponies or donkeys!
Moorland Mountain Boarding & up to our necks in the River!It was such fun taking Evenos out for his first solo adventure up onto the moors, we did a bit of horseboarding to add some miles to his training before taking the ring up stream for a bit of fun in the river!
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All my harness comes from https://www.harnessstuff.co.uk/
Thanks for watching! Emx
A Reinless Ride across Bodmin MoorIt is always very special to ride reinless on the moors with Comet & Albert and so today I thought I would take you with me up on to Bodmin Moor. Albert loves a good hoon! Pretty windy up on top of the tor but the views are breath taking!
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Thanks for watching Emx
The Black Stallions head to the seaside for the first time!The little Shetland stallions training is going well, in todays video Mike and I take them on an adventure over the cliffs to Bude before dropping down on to the beach for a good hoon about and a play in the sea....lets just say it went swimmingly and we all ended up smiling and soggy!
* Due to the fact they are Stallions for Insurance purposes they have to wear bits*
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You can find Mike & Ellie at @Hitchinfarm
All my Harness comes from Riding & Harness Stuff @Harnessstuff
Thanks for watching Emx
Louis and Albert help Wild BirdsLouis ropes Albert into taking him shopping at Mole Valley, I'm not sure his intentions are totally honourable! lol
Have a great weekend and keep your eyes peeled for all the lovely wild birds!
Shetland Pony tries Horse Logging.....or Twigging!My Shetland Stallion team are going from strength to strength with their training, learning so many new things. We had our first lesson in Horse Logging, A highly skilled traditional horsemanship....It was really good fun and the boys did amazingly well for their first attempt!
Massive thanks to Mike and Ellie Paddock (and their gorgeous son Arthur) for sharing their knowledge and awesome skills with me and the boys.
Hitch In Farm run horse logging courses, if you fancy having a go do check out their Instagram Page @hitchinfarm or the website for more information www.hitchinfarm.co.uk
If you would like to follow the boys progress then do check out my social media pages @Emma Massingale
Happy New Year Everyone
Bog Sledging Highlights....Yes it's a thing in Cornwall, who needs snow!This is a short edit from last week when we took the Shetland Stallion team along with Mike and Ellie;s rescue Cobs (two mares and a stallion) up on to Bodmin moor for their first sledging adventure.
Do check out Mike and Ellies website for more information on their incredible working horse farm
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information on kit!
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Shetland Stallions go sledging on Bodmin Moor! - with Hitch In Farm!Wow it feels like just the other day the boys were learning to lead.....we have been learning lots! In this video Mike and Ellie Paddock from Hitch In Farm and I take my Shetland Stallion Pony team and three of their horses (a stallion and two mares) up on to Bodmin Moor (in Cornwall) for some training...and a whole lot of fun!
My Shetland boys are called.....Victor, Claude, Arthur and Jasper!
Do check out more about Mike and Ellie and their horses on Instagram or Facebook @hitchinfarm
or there website is https://www.hitchinfarm.co.uk/
With thanks to Riding and Harness stuff for helping me out with the boys awesome Harness.
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Together for ChristmasIt's time to get into the festive spirit and have a little Christmas fun!
Starring Lexi Massingale, Albert & Ernie, Nancy, Doug, Inca and Louis!
Doug & Ernie were invited in store!Doug (the dog) & Ernie (the pony) were invited to do some product testing in our local Mole Valley Farmers store, the brief was the dog beds...Doug got a bit distracted by his dinner!! 🤣
Albert is choosing the Christmas Tree!Albert is in charge of choosing our Christmas Tree this year, I am not sure he is less fussy than us humans! lol
I hope everyone is well and starting to get into the Christmas spirit!
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Adventure - Friendship & FreedomTo all my Horses.....Thank you! I love each and everyone of you and look forward to many more adventures to come. x
Ernie drives to store!Ernie (Shetland Pony) takes the 2CV van and heads off to the store! Lol. Emx
Misty Moorland Tribe RideLouis the cat has been getting in the lorry every time wanting to come on an adventure so I decided to make the most of the last bit of dry weather and head up on to a very misty Dartmoor! We rode across the moors to one of the tors before deciding to head down to lower ground. I am riding Comet and have Charlie the Donkey, Nancy the Dalmatian as well as darling Albert with me to. We wish you all a great weekend.
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