Connemara, Listowel

As far as I could determine, Apollo was sold with his dam at Maam Cross in 1991. On the road from Galway to Clifden, Maam Cross is barely discernible as an intersection. I imagined tents set up for the horse sales. Due south from that crossroads lies Carraroe. Rynn,...

On Snowdrift

Our first walk without snow or ice since coming here. Beautiful day, beautiful country, and a good training session (for me anyway!). I had the connected lead on his regular halter and was practicing combing the line, such as could be accomplished in that set-up. I...

March equinox

Spitting snow for a few seconds here and there, windy. The wind covers noises, which makes Apollo skittish, and shows me how much more trust there’s still to gain with him. I am reading up on hoof stuff, and at least looking at his feet every day. 4 p.m. March...

Pretty good

Even with so much snow gone, Apollo blends in. I really like him being free in the back paddock, and I will try to be ready for summer, when he will not be. Since I have an agenda for our next session, I wonder what actually will occur! Ha ha. I will set some poles up...

Practice makes…

In the back paddock Apollo is now as much at liberty as he can be with the current setup. The gate to his paddock is open, as well as the gates of the small paddock in back, beyond which is the few-acre area with two groves of trees and little hills, and fallen logs...