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.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Solomon making his peppermint face:

And also:

Solomon's eye is healing well.

He gave me a "mom are you crazy?" look and sniffed me while I was tying his toy to a new part of his stall today, but did not knock me down.

Today he was a very good boy on the way out, and pretty good the whole way back. When we got to the orchard going out, I gave him the o.k. to eat a couple of apples off the ground because he was behaving so well. Yay!

When I picked his feet, we had a struggle with his front right again. I think I'm going to ask the vet to check it out on Saturday when he gets his medications. While I was cleaning it, once he settled down, he took the opportunity to rub his head on my butt. BAD HOSS! Heh, I am amazed that nobody walked by, I'm sure it looked hilarious.

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