One more winter

JJ and Ray have amazingly offered Apollo a home between Here In The East and Way Out West. I have accepted. They live in Montana. Repeat until convinced: “No bad weather, just bad gear. No bad weather, just bad gear.” It’s been good with Apollo since...

Returned to no-plan land

Today was a good day with Apollo. Started grooming him with shedding blade and when he walked away, I kept us walking around the paddock, holding on to a hunk of mane at the top of his neck, practicing walking in step. Then gave him a good grooming, which he stood...

Role models

Been taking it a bit easy, trying to remember to be patient with myself, and to remember that persistence can accumulate into accomplishment. This morning I grazed Apollo in the back field, and even went on into the next one past that. He spent most of his grazing...

Slow-time

Hard rain most of the day, and windy. Wonderful break from the flying teeth. I am learning to stop scratching the bites. Apollo has not been getting exercise. I am a Bad Mother, or Husband (as in husbandry). But we are getting time together in all weathers. Today I...

Mares’ day out

The mares got out today, while I was in the run-in with Apollo. I heard them walking alongside the barn on their way out, but because it was not a noise I was expecting, nor had heard before (three horses and no people walking on that side of the barn) it took me...