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, January 20, 2009

Freedom and joy

Today is a day of new beginnings.
Today is a day of hope.
Today is a day of joy.
Today is a day when that which was thought impossible have become a reality.
Is there any soul that embodies these things better than that of a horse?
Eagles may fly, but horses do too, without wings.

When I first met Solomon, I never thought that I would see him run. I never thought that I would get to see him free and happy, charging down a hill with other horses, full of joy. Today is a day of glory, and I am so grateful to have lived to see it.

Horses don't know what's going on in the world today. They don't know or care about politics, policy, speeches and handshakes.

But they know that life is good, life is precious, the world is beautiful, and there are great things work saving, wonderful things worth living for.

May love and compassion triumph, today and always.

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