About My Beautiful Bay


Hi, I’m Shannon and that is me up there. I like to think I’m not a poser, but my photos would like to prove otherwise. I don’t believe that this makes me a bad person, it just means that I seem to have a lot of photos of myself that I quite like!

Anyway, I’m an 18 year old British girl and proud of it! I am well known for being short and ridiculously chatty (once you get to know me). I have been abroad several times and I fell in love with Australia, although it still isn’t enough and there is so much more that I want to see in the world. I definitely need to experience the Northern Lights during my life!

In my most simplest I drink far too much tea, have an unhealthy obsession with collecting items to add to my scrapbook and write way too many to-do lists that I never seem to get to the end of.


My blog initially began as an online diary in which I was documenting my life with my current horse Rocky. However it seems to have grown into a lifestyle blog in which I’m posting just about anything that comes into my mind, although it does still heavily feature Rocky as he is still a massive part of my life.

The name ‘MyBeautifulBay’ first originated as a username for a youtube account when I had a gorgeous 13.2hh bay mare named Willow on loan. Sadly we had to retire her due to old age and general wear and tear, but she now lives happily a little way down the round as a gentle lead-rein pony to a doting young girl.
Luckily two years later the name still fits pretty well as I now loan a new 14hh bay New Forest gelding named Rocky. It would appear I have a bit of a thing for New Forest Bays – but this suits me just fine as otherwise the blog wouldn’t make much sense with its current name!

To put it simply MyBeautifulBay is a lifestyle blog for a teenage girl with one pony that seems to make it better along the way.
I aim to show a slight glimpse into the slightly more interesting, or at least I hope, moments of my life but feel free to let me know if I am boring you at any point!


Rocky, the horse who is most likely to feature frequently through these moments, is a 14hh registered bay New Forest with an attitude entirely of his own. He does as he wants, when he wants and never does anything half-heartedly. But between the leaps, the gallops and the down-right rude moments he has; he is a lovely pony and I truly believe that we will make it in the end! How many pieces we will be in is a different story though…



I feel it is only fair to mention this little mare too, seeing as she was a massive part of my life for near to three years and as my first pony taught me a ridiculous amount of lessons – including how to stick tight to the saddle and avoid the side door that she liked to throw open frequently as we were galloping along out of control! Willow is a 13.2hh bay New Forest and she is the most typical moody mare you could come across, but a few months down the line and I think she trusted me just as much as I trusted her. We did have to retire her though and she moved to her new lead-rein home on the 24th September 2011, where she is loving life, living happily out in the field, rugged to her eyeballs and whole-heartedly loved and fussed by the young girl.

This is another little pony that can’t go without a mention. Sparky is yet another 13.2hh New Forest, but he differs in his colouring as he is Chestnut with a Flaxen mane and tail. I had this gelding for a few years, at the same time as having Willow, because the girl who did have him on loan gave up horse riding and he was a slight handful to say the least. He has now been bought by Hollie, a friend of mine that shared him alongside me and they are a cracking pair!

I guess I also ought to mention my two cats SADIE and JUDE who have some seriously weird personalities, but I wouldn’t want them any other way! They are brother and sister and we have had them since they were tiny!


11 thoughts on “About My Beautiful Bay

  1. Claire

    Hi Shannon

    First of all great blog πŸ™‚ I work for Medical Detection Dogs and am now taking over the Canter for a Cure event previously held by Equetech to raise funds for us. We are designing a flyer and wondered if we could use any of your Canter for a Cure photos? It would also be great if you are able to write a about CfaC after this years event on 7 July which we can put in our September charity magazine.

    i hope this safely get to you – email me at claire.akehurst@medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk.

  2. rambocairorudyrogan

    Love your blog, as a massive animal lover also it’s nice to see another blog dedicated to our furry friends! x

  3. Danielle Eskdale

    Loving exploring your blog so far! (Just found you on twitter)
    If you are interested I am compiling a share the love post for my blog, shouting out other bloggers with pets/animals that feature on their blog!
    Feel free to drop me and email if you would like a little free promo πŸ˜‰

    Best wishes!


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