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, August 26, 2008

Happy birthday to meeeee!

The UPS faeries came to my door this morning while I slept!

Heh, most of this stuff is actually for my horse, not for me, though I might actually try out one of the rolls of vetrap on my ankles. :p

They shipped it well enough- the box was in amazingly good shape, actually. Everything was included in the order. The thrushbuster bottle is smaller than I realized, heh. That's enough for uh, one application! Okay, more than that if one is careful and conservative. The helmet- OH MAN that helmet is COMFY. Troxel helmets do really seem to rock. It's nice having one that is my own, instead of borrowing other people's old ones. It is nice and padded inside, and it is very adjustable. I got a medium sized helmet.
The fly mask is the kind that a lot of people seem to use, with fuzzy edges and all that good stuff. I'm not sure how long it will last out in the pasture, heh. But we'll see! Whenever I find one out there I take it and hang it on the gate where everyone's masks and halters go.
So now. I have sponges that aren't soaked in weird chemicals like the grocery store ones are, and that are nice and huge. I have racks for hanging my whips and crops, and I now wish I'd ordered two after all because I want one for home, heh. But it'll be good to hang more stuff up. I have probiotic stuff and sand clear since he had spent time eating off a sand arena in the old place. My own leather punch and a little horse first aid kit, a blanket for sudden cold snaps, and a jelly rubber in purple with little sparklies. The color is random and I am kind of glad it isn't bright pink, heh.
Also I have lord of the rings online as a birthday gift, and a sushi dinner! :D


battleship destroyer said...

Happy birthday to you!!

Have you decided on or do you know Solomon's birthday? I alwas have a little party for Suki's bday, too, it just makes it that much more fun, and let's me get away with spending more on her! Seriously jealous of the horsey treats you have gotten him!

Have a really good one! And a good year to come.

Evergrey said...

Thank you!

I don't even really know Solomon's year of birth, let alone his birthday. I guess I'll say spring, just because that's when a lot of foals hit the ground, right?