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, March 26, 2009

Prepping for the move

I just cleared an entire can worth of trash, and most of a huge recycling bin worth of recycling from my car. Ow my back!
After I've taken a nice break, I shall drive to Hossmoor, tend to the Sol-Sol, and start packing up. I'm going to leave a few things for tomorrow- the med-kit, a couple of leg wraps (I'm going to be improvising some front-leg shipping boots, heh) and some washing supplies. I am not sure there's warm water for washing horses up in the Pope Valley ranch, and I'd like Sol to arrive looking clean. It'll mean getting up a little early, but I'll deal. If I was him today, he'll be filthy by tomorrow, hah.
I found a couple horse supply type things in my car, which I hadn't cleaned out since my back surgery years ago... his washing scrub-brush, for example, had filtered through the strata to the floor of my car. The car went from a 2-seater to a 5-seater today too. Okay I'm pretty proud of the car cleaning.

Anyway, I'll admit, I'm nervous as hell. Have I made the right choice? Am I going to be able to drive up there as much as I'd like? Will Sol forgive me? Okay Sol will probably not understand that he's being moved because I chose to move him. But still. Will he adjust? Will he have enough space? Will he make new friends up there? Will he miss his friends at Hossmoor?
Hah, I must sound like a parent sending her kid to a new school.

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