Third winter

After a bodywork session Almost spring again, after our third winter together, and his first winter free of the stables. Apollo gets a bowl each time I see him, so not seven days a week, and that recipe is now the following: 2–3 T mixed powdered vitex and...

That damn rooster

The whole posse of bantam roosters often comes along when Apollo and I go walking along the canal. One of them has attacked me a couple of times, jumping at my leg, and has done the same to Brian. He told me it doesn’t bother him, but it had me pretty flustered....

Mounting blocks

Apollo now stands absolutely still for me to clamber aboard, as gently as I am able, from whatever is at hand— this chair, for example. Usually it is the big fallen log in the back paddock, or the fence. Back in the lesson program days, he would have to be held...