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 30, 2012

It's spring for Sollywog, and he's feeling frisky.

Well, Solomon was in a pretty frisky mood today. He latched right on to me, nickering like I haven't heard him nicker in years, keeping his mouth on my shoulder constantly, following me around everywhere, and grooming me. At one point he stopped me from walking forward with his chin, and snapped his teeth really loudly close to my ear, like a feaux-nip. Not something he does! I ignored him, which was dumb of me, because when I took another step forward, I sank into some nasty mud, LOL.
Bossy, but meaning well?
Then I saw him try to mount Maggie. Except he couldn't quite figure it out right, and tried to mount her shoulder, LOL!
Then I realized he was doing the same things with her as he had been with me, keeping his mouth on her shoulder, nickering, throwing his head over her, grooming her, etc etc.
Uh, well at least he didn't try to mount me?
She tried to back up on him to show him how it was done, but he squealed and pinned his ears and chased her away, then came back to me, nickering and putting his mouth on my shoulder.

Haha, love my boy though! He's fat and healthy and happy.
Every time I visit him he ends up falling asleep on me. He either squishes his nose up in my cleavage or rests his neck on my shoulder and starts snoring, haha. He doesn't run as fast as he used to, but he looks amazing.