Sinking in

A bucking-horse stock trailer Went to the rodeo a couple of nights ago, to watch Steph from the ranch run barrels on her horse Fly. Drove down in the trailer rig. Jillian told me beforehand that the bucking horses are generally in great shape, fed well, and live in a...

Xodo on his way east

Jillian bringing Xodo to the van August 22 He called once to Arainha, and she called back, and then he got on the van as though he knew he was going to his gals. The trucker does 24 hours on, 24 hours off. Xodo should arrive some time on...

Hoof cracks 101

I went to the ranch today with a plan in mind, to work with Xnobre again, to groom Arainha, and all sorts of things got in the way, not excuses, but reasons. Refund was in his stall, which meant anyone coming out or in went past him, and Coda was in the indoor arena....

Saving the best till last

Or at least the easiest. I did the horses’ feet in descending order of anticipated difficulty: Arainha two days ago, Xodo yesterday, and Xnobre today, leaving the one remaining day before I go away for… anything. Xnobre was the easiest, not just because he...

Bonnie, Gypsy Princess

Did a quick trip across to Seattle this morning to spend a couple of hours at the ferry terminal with a friend of mine (lives in D.C.), who planned to visit with me, but whose grandmother began actively dying while he was on the first part of his visit west— he...