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, June 4, 2009

Bloody Shoulder

Apparently Solomon's black mark is called a "bloody shoulder" marking, where a grey horse's flea-bites, which are spots of his original pigment, form a concentrated patch of color. This patch of color can change size and shape over time. It seems like, following this line of reasoning, Solomon was black before he greyed out!

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