Hi, I'm Ev. I'm training to become a horsewoman. These are my adventures and misadventures. I'm green as hell, but so far, so good. I'm now learning from Bo (and sometimes his wife DeDe) at D&D Ranch in Pope Valley. I am extremely lucky to have this opportunity, I feel quite blessed, and I feel that they, and horses, have really turned my life around.
Solomon is my baby- a big old flea bitten grey Appendix gelding who is very kind and way too smart! I love him so very much. He is a rescue and was meant to be co-owned rehabbed, and maybe rehomed to a good home. He turned out to be over 25 years old with injuries that ultimately do not make him riding sound, so he is retired.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Dammitt, my back is hurting really badly again. When the hell will I HEAL? I'm beginning to think that I'm going to have this problem for life no matter how careful I am. All I can hope for is that I do not make it worse.
I want to go out and see Solomon. I want to try longeing him without using the "scare the fuck out of him" technique, but I'm having a hard time even walking around.
Today is a painkiller day for sure.

I will do my best to not overstrain myself.
Today is the day when Sol is "mine." I have all the cool new stuff, and I want to try it out. Bwah.

Also, my hoof pick seems to have grown legs and walked away. Actually, I think I like the communal pick a lot better- it has a point instead of a square end, and it gets the thrushy gunk and little rocks out better. Will have to order more.

But damn, the pain is bad today. :(

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