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, December 4, 2008

A bit better today.

Well, Solly's wound drained last night, quite a bit from the looks of it. It's still tender, and he is still limping, but not quite as badly. My friend L picked me up and we went out to the feed store, then we went to the barn. She got his face really cleaned up and de-itchified (he'd gotten a lot of scabs from tick bites) and I groomed his body. I put his foot in a bucket of warm water with epsom salt, which I think he loved. He didn't try to take his foot out of it, and only moved a little a couple of times. He was loving the attention and the skritches, and I think the epsom salt felt good, because he didn't want to take his foot out of that bucket, heh.
I got him a toy at the feed store- a Jolly Stall Snack.
I wonder if it will still be in one piece by tomorrow?
Thank you for driving out there with me and helping, L!

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