The spell lasted a long, long time

This is March of 2007, when I knew Apollo as Brick, and was totally thrilled to ride him. I wrote that he acted as though he expected me to be a much better rider, responding to such subtle cues that I was learning to give them myself. He was so much fun! Rachel asked...

June 17

Apollo is in Canada. He left last Sunday just before two in the afternoon, and arrived at Devonridge Farm some time on Tuesday, “in good spirits.” Here he is on the truck, already making friends, totally chill. And here is the truck leaving for Canada. It...

Prep

Apollo is back in the paddock, maybe until he emigrates. The rest of the herd— what’s left of it since yesterday, when Dash (Daisy), Ellie, and Nicholas were driven off for a few days of pasture: the mares Red and Midnight, and the big geldings, Apollo and...

Another beginning, another end

This month Apollo will go to Canada to start a new life. I worry by nature, but I think all will be well. Apollo might truly have an excellent life there. The woman into whose hands I will give his care says she is thrilled to have him come, and understands that he...