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.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Solomon has had a melanoma on his inner thigh for a while now.

Well, yesterday I found two more. One up in his inner thigh and one 4 or 5 inches below his anus. He also has some sort of large slightly squishy thing about the size of my palm on his belly/loin area that is under the skin but not, far as I can tell, connected to the muscle. I am not sure if it is a tumor, a hernia (don't know much about those yet) or something else.

I knew this was going to start to happen eventually, but I was hoping it wouldn't be so soon. I am mostly worried about the squishy under the skin mass. The spread of the melanomas is troubling, but he's a grey and he's 17 years old, and so many greys get them at that age.

No comments: