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, September 27, 2010

Another Solly update! Big news.

From early September, when Danmakine visited!

Take THAT, common sense!


Saying hello to Danmakine

Saying hello to me!

Meditating with Solomon keeping me company.

Solomon coming to say hello to momma.

His lovely face.

His lovely attitude!

Getting his hooves picked.

Walking away

Solomon at night!


Late September, Solomon in the roundpen. He was really high energy! I know, I know, I'm in a skirt... :p

The big news? We're moving.

I don't WANT to move. Solomon doesn't, either. But I simply cannot afford to board at Bo's ranch any more. :(

So, Solomon is moving to a 90 acre or so pasture about 8 miles from Bo's ranch. Three other horses, gentle hills, a big pond, water troughs, and lots of room to roam. I'm really really hoping that he does well there! I went with KizmetRanch and JustBloo to check it out. They both felt he would do well there, also. So! Here's hoping...

We're moving the day after tomorrow. I'll still visit Bo, though!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

First of my massive backlog of posts!

Hi folks,

Chaos chaos chaos!

Well, let me try and catch you all up a bit.

First of all: Solomon, at the end of August.

I roundpenned him, and a farrier had brought his dog, who thought it would be great fun to try to herd Solomon while I was walking him around. Solomon was entirely unimpressed, completely ignoring said canine. He watched Great Danes, German Shepherds, and other random dogs duke it out right in front of his stall back at Horse Hell, so he was pretty unphased by a little border collie.

His weight is much better, eh?

Still not impressed.

Hope you enjoyed these!

More to come... I have a backlog of, I don't know, 80 or 90 photographs at least. And so much to tell!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Coming soon...

Hi folks!

I am so sorry it has taken so long! I have a big big post to make, as soon as I have time to sit down and write it, but in the meantime I'll give you a photo-

Danmakine from the Free Speech Horse forum visited the ranch! She rode, ground-drove, and met Solomon. It was a great day, and I also got to lope, wheeee!