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.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


So today Solomon came running to me when he saw me coming up the road. Awwh!
I wish I'd gotten more video of him actually running, but he was too fast and the camera wasn't ready until he was almost there! Maybe he didn't mind getting ridden the other day.
The barn owner was lunging Skorri the Icelandic pony. He had a bad colic today and cast in his stall twice. He kept getting his leg hooked on one of the paddock bars. :( Poor baby! Luckily one of the really nice boarders found him and immediately got the BO, who got him up and moving as fast as she could. Hossmoor is expensive, but if you board here you know that the BO will be watching out for your horse, and so will the boarders. So she was out there trotting him around. Her three cats and dog were hanging out near the round pen. They follow her around.
Thank goodness, she got him to pass gas and poop. The owner came as soon as she could and gave him a shot of colic meds.
Solomon and I took a walk on part of the Big Scary Bridle Path, coaxed along a little bit with a peppermint, which, when held in front of him, suddenly made him not at all afraid or obstinate. HMMM.
It was getting really dark at that point, so I took Solly back to the pasture.
He was not happy with how short of a visit it was!
He stood peering over the gate at me as I left, charging his eye-lasers behind his fly mask!
http://www.niceboots.org/~evergrey/horsestuff/Solomon0908/laserhorse.jpg

4 comments:

IceRyder said...

Poor Icelandic with the colic! Let us know how he does (I have Icelandics also).

Evergrey said...

Will do! I will be checking on him as soon as I have Solly in his paddock. I am in love with Skorri even though he doesn't trust any but a few people and always looks suspicious.

Ice Pony Goddess said...

Sending Reiki to your sweet boy. I hope Solly is feeling better....SOON.

Come visit my blog. It's Ice Pony Trekking.

I just starting playing with it...last week. We're in WI.

Raven & Huginn (IcePony)

Evergrey said...

Awh thank you! Well Skorri is not my pony, and he is the one who had colic. Solomon is fine, thank the gods, and today Skorri seemed fine too. Thank you for the well-wishes though, I will pass them along, and I will go to your blog. Icelandic horses are one of my favorites for sure! Also, I do very much love the name of your pony- Odin's raven, whose realm is thought! :D