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, February 19, 2009

Crazy horse

Okay so even with a bit of turnout the day before, 5 days is way too long for a Sol-Sol to be stuck in his stall. He flipped out on the walk up to the pasture, head tossing, rearing, charging in circles, etc etc. Sigh. Yeah I backed him and made him circle and stuff. Got him to the gate and unlatched it at the same time I took off his halter. I was NOT going to get myself trampled or dragged around. He of course opened the gate himself and went charging out across the pasture.
Can't wait to get him up north!
After he ran around, bucking and farting and rolling until he looked like a bay instead of a grey I entered the pasture and he followed me around like a tame-as-can-be puppy again. Silly insane horse.

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