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.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pics of the new place!

So it is official now. Sol moves in to the new place on September 1st!
The current BO was cool about it actually. She even said she'd trailer Solomon over. Yay! I gave her a hug, because that is how I roll. Heh.

The Icelandic. Skorri is his name I think, though I could be wrong. He spent the first 11 years of his life in Iceland. Now he can never go back because he has left the country. That is I think to protect Icelandic horses from imported disease. You can also see the paneled round pen here, and all of the hills behind him are a part of the big turnout pasture.

This paint says "O HAI!" I didn't see an unhappy looking horse in the place.

Since the sand is watered and combed, I am going to assume that this is an arena.

The holy shit that is nice indoor arena.

So THIS is what arena sand is supposed to look like!

Another round pen.

When I first turned the corner here, I thought this was a loose horse. Hah! The brown thing is a cactus statue made out of horse shoes.

All of those hills are pasture. There's a lot of flat space too.

These are senior horses. This is also the kind of paddock Solomon is getting when he isn't turned out.

I want this one, but I think it may be taken. Hard to tell, since most of the horses are out in the pasture during the summer.

Also sighted- quail, wild turkeys, ravens, humming birds, and a hawk. The grounds have benches and picnic tables in nice scenic spots. There are hot water wash areas too. It's faaaancy. Someone there actually said something about how it isn't the fanciest place but the horses are happy. I told her about the closet door fencing at the old place, heh. This place looks crazy fancy to me!

So, ya think Sol will be happy here? I think he'll be in heaven.


Puh-leeze said...

I think he will be Very Happy. Especially since all the other horses look Very Happy, which is a good indicator.

It's nice to see the capped T-posts, too. Safety is obviously a priority.

PM me if I can help out in any way.

Evergrey said...

Thank you so much! :)

One of the boarders said that cribbers and weavers that go to Hossmoor magically stop doing it. :)

I have FHOTD to think for knowing what to look for in the fence. I drove my parents nots when I visited them, saying "oh that's good horse fencing!" "They need to cap those T-posts!" "Ooo 4-rail vinyl fencing!"

all-canadian said...

Gorgeous barn! I love the little pens... similar to huge stalls, but more roomy and airy, and more interaction.