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, June 14, 2010


Solly is still going strong, though he will need more care in the future. A lot more senior feed, and a lot more exercise.

I really brushed his tail out at the beginning of the month. I had to braid it in 6 sections just to GET to all of the hair in there. It tends to twist around itself in long, long spirals. His tail is almost as long as I am tall!

here he is with a clean, brushed tail.

He got pretty bored, but was fairly patient about the process.

Solly is a love, and if I whistle to him now he will come trotting over from wherever he is, most of the time, because he knows there will be a feed pan or a treat waiting for him!

Not too bad for an ancient pasture puff.

It has now been just about two years since I first met Solomon. His life has really changed since then! And so has mine.


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