OUR STORY

Rafferty has been my driving force in creating this journal and community. It was clear from the start that his life had been different to that of other horses I had tried, but I was drawn to him, he had something about him, and I knew within those first few seconds that he would be coming home with me. 

 

I spent some months following trying to find something that would help me better understand him, guide me and support me as I took on this ex-racehorse who had only been off the track for a relatively short time before I found him.

I couldn't find quite what I needed, so I decided to create it, not just for me, but for other riders who are either thinking about owning an ex-racehorse, or like me, trying to find their way and do the right thing by them.

Now I may not be the best rider, but what I do have is bucket loads of determination, not only to do it for me, but to be the best owner for him. But too often, I found myself feeling unfocused and to be honest, a little lost with him, and before I knew it the weeks had turned into months and I felt no further forward. I needed a tool which would help me feel accountable, focused and motivated to achieve what I wanted.

And so, I created Off The Track Ride Planner!

The planner has worked for me, it has been a game changer. I now think about what I want to achieve and break it down into small, achievable chunks. Each week I work on something new, I push myself out of my comfort zone, just a little each week and the results have been amazing. 

Enjoy x