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.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Another day.

Today we borrowed some powdered bute, which I mixed with a bunch of honey and some senior feed. He ate it. Thank goodness.
I managed to pick out his feet a bit, though not completely. He wasn't big on holding any of them up for very long, but I got out the rocks and mud. There are rocks and mud in the back of his paddock so he'll probably have more in his feet tomorrow.
He is trying to push down his paddock bars. He puts most of his weight on them and just SHOVES. It doesn't look like he's itching himself either, it really seems like he's trying to push them down so he can get out. Argh.
We took a little walk, and he wanted to go way faster than I would let him. He took his antibiotics. He got brushed. He got fed. He got petted and ointmented. His leg does not appear to be swelling up. I think maybe he'll be okay.

This might be especially amusing to you non-Americans out there-
This is what ambled up to me while I sat with Solomon today.

Yes, they really are huge. Huge huge HUGE!
And not very good at the whole "survival instinct" thing either, truth be told. But they're awfully pretty if you don't mind their bald blue and red heads. Iridescent green and iridescent violet/red, as well as some stripes!

There was a point where I looked over and saw turkeys, ravens, and deer all at the same time. I love it out at the barn. Just wish Solly was all healed up and free again.


BuckdOff said...

Evergrey, I love the Turkey photos, we have them here, I occasionally have one in the yard. My Lhasa dog hates them and barks like crazy, the Turkey ignores her. he is larger! Anyway, once again, good thoughts for you both, J.

Evergrey said...

Hehe thank you. :) We're doing well!
Someone on my livejournal got very upset about the turkeys being near the horses, but the vet said that it's fine, and they hang out with her horses too.