Soft eyes

Rachel gave me an insight the other day about how the vertical bars in stalls might affect horses; she said “Remember— they have soft eyes.” Open focus. Gestalt. Vertical bars would mess with that. Yet another example of how humans so often and so...

Stepping out

Found a fenced-in few acres, with trees and snow and dry ground and no ice and let Apollo loose. Grace wanted to play, and she figured it out, and got Apollo to play chase. In between, Apollo rolled and rolled, even with Grace right there still asking to be chased....

Winter stiffness

Walked out the back of Apollo’s paddock, and found a lovely stretch of ground with no ice. We took a little wander out there, and found a spot for Apollo to roll. Did some tail work with him yesterday, as his tail was very tight, and he brings it to one side or...

Two weeks, one year

Two weeks ago today, Apollo had his last trim on Bear Gulch, and I packed up everything but him and his halter for the drive up the valley two days later. I am getting used to the drive, the place, the new everything. I like it, and I think Apollo does too. Bright...