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, November 15, 2009


Today I rode on the back of a friend's motorcycle, and I discovered that I SUCK at it! I tried to move with his body, leaning this way and that, but my body just kept instinctively trying to remain centered. My hips moved with the bike but everything above that stayed upright! Hah.

A consequences of riding horses that I had not considered...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Riders lean too. If one stayed straight running around a barrel instead of leaning, that one would be on the ground pretty quickly.