Heat

Very hot today. Gloriously still sunny, though, lest I forget how often it is rainy and cloudy here. My prediction is for a hot dry summer. Made up four afternoon snacks for Apollo, for when I am away, from tomorrow until Sunday. Brought Apollo out to the pasture...

Lungeing 101-3

Lesson day. We worked on refining my lungeing, how to start off in connection, feel the connection, keep the connection. Combing, where to stand, meet and melt. Critical to this is the straight line from elbow to horse’s head, no breaking at the wrist, no...

An actual Sunday

Took it easy today, but did put in some time with Apollo. Put his boots on, and brought him out to the arena. Did some somatic moves with his neck, both sides. He did the fast rhythmic sighing he does when he is trying to release (my interpretation) and getting most...

No agenda

It was going to be a lesson day for me today, and Jillian thought we would work on me taking a connection with Apollo, walking up the slight hill in the far pasture. But as I got him ready, and got a sense of how he was feeling today, I thought it would not be a good...

May trim

Apollo had his trim today, and Sue Mellen made it clear she thinks grazing in spring grass, short or long, is playing with fire. Because I’d emailed her our concerns, she expected him to look worse than he does. And actually, she says he looks terrific (and he...