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, January 19, 2009

Solomon's Story, an update.

I got more info about Solly!
Solomon can now be traced back four people.
There was a horse dealer, and I might be able to contact her. She sold Solomon to a person who some also say is a horse dealer. That person sent Solomon to a Charro place in Vacaville. I have been given the name of the road that the Charro place is or was on, and it is not a very big road. Maybe I can find it. A little nervous about that though.
Anyway the charro guy liked him but he wasn't what he was looking for, so he gave him back to the person who got him from the horse dealer. That person then sold him to Solly's previous owner, who had him in Vacaville for a while, took him to a local stable, and then moved him to another local stable, which is where I found him.
So. I have a couple of leads. The horse dealer gets their horses both from private homes and from an auction in Roseville. The Roseville auction is a kill-buyer auction. Many horses who go there are going to their deaths, after a long and frightening ride to Canada or Mexico. If Solomon was there, he got lucky. If he came from a private home, I wonder if it would be possible to talk the dealer into telling me where he came from, and if I can get a hold of those people. If she even remembers him.
Guh, I was really hoping he hadn't ever really been a Charro horse. :< But at least I have more info now!

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