My name is Sharon Howe and I am horse mad. This site is my place to scribble away my thoughts, any significant daily events, and a place to keep a record of my horse riding journey having recently returned to riding. Despite my love of horses, I am a nervous rider following a bad experience some years ago, so I will chart my riding progress here also.  If you like to find like-minded people to follow on social media I also have a weekly interview with the people behind popular equestrian instagram accounts where you can discover more about them and get some useful hints and tips on all aspects of owning or riding and caring for horses. You will find these under the “chatting with” blog category at the top of each page. I am the owner of Mulberry Tree at Home .  A business which specialises in making unique country and equestrian furniture and home accessories and as such I get to attend events and meets lots of lovely and interesting people so I will keep you updated with how that is going from time to time. Oh yes, I have two dogs Mabel and Poppy and a new pony called Riley who you will meet often as we begin our equestrian journey together . I hope you enjoy reading about the Life of Riley as much as I enjoy writing each week about his adventures Sharon x