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, November 11, 2008

There's a new filly at the barn!

Her name is Venus, and she's I think a little less than a year and a half old. She is an Arabian, and I don't have a conformation shot but I think she looks rather nice.

And here's one of Solly grazing in his pasture. Look at that shark fin he has, and that's with him bending his neck down to eat! Saddle fitting, not so easy actually.

Venus' new mom decided to let her girl go out into the pasture with the herd. There was a lot of running around, some squealing and kicking, but she seems to be settling in fine. She has made tentative friends with Solly, though when I was out there he pinned his ears and chased her off. "MY MOM!" Heh.

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