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, April 6, 2009

It makes me feel really good.

As I was asking Solomon to lower his head for me to take the bit, which he did quite nicely because he is a good boy, Bo said "You know Ev, it's a real pleasure working with you."
That felt so nice. :) It's a real pleasure working with Bo too. He is such an amazing horseperson, and he cares about what the horse is thinking and feeling. You might think that's all kinds of hippied out, but I tell you what, since he takes the time to understand how horses think, how they react, and what their body language is, he can convince them to do a lot of things for him... and do them happily, with enjoyment.

1 comment:

Who Knew? said...

I wish I could work with you guys too!
Very nice words to hear :)