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.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


First off, Sol hurt himself yet again. Blargh, I don't know if he's fighting somebody out there or if it's just that there are too many ways for him to hurt himself out in that pasture. I am going to have to just turn him out every day or so. Hate this. But he keeps hurting himself, what can I do? He isn't sage out there. He's so much happier in pasture, but... it's good that we're moving him for a bit.

Anyway, it's a gash in the front of his rear right fetlock. I'll have to watch and make sure he doesn't get proud flesh. Someone told me that prep H helps avoid that. Anyone know? The wound was too old to suture- I hadn't gotten out to see him for a few days, and the last time I did see him I didn't get to give him a really solid once-over. It was covered in mud, like the rest of him, so no one noticed it. He wasn't limping.

Anyway, he should be okay, I treated and wrapped the wound, and now he's in jail again. He had a lot to say about that, including a bit of whinnying.

So. He was taking a nap when I went out to the pasture today! I was going to try to coax him up, but he dozed off after I put his halter on, so I took it off again and said hi to the other horses until he got up himself.

Heh, he looks dead here, with his mouth open and everything! He was snoring a bit.

Rebel decided to join him.

Solbutt! He looks like a much smaller horse than he actually is here.

"No mom, is sleepytime now. ZZZZZZZZZZ"

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