Life takes no prisoners. Dreams don’t make themselves come true. It’s easy to become mired in the day-to-day, isn’t it? Two and a half years with Chroi now, and so many big life changes that came on her heels (fetlocks?). All this time passed, and what do I have to show for it? In March… Continue reading Is Anyone Out There? Is Anyone In Here?
I’m happy about our driving this week. Today Chroi plodded around the paddock like she was half asleep, so we opted for a change of scenery. The drive to the ranch was recently re-done with a nice deep layer of gravel. Not pea-gravel either; this gravel has big chunks of rock, thick and crunchy! The… Continue reading Driving progress
I was taught that the more eyes you could get on a project, paper, or anything really that you’re doing that you want to improve at, the better. So I’ve gotten out of my comfort zone and bugged a few people to come and assist me and Chroi. One of those people is Julie, who… Continue reading Total Inadequacy
“No hoof, no horse.” I never considered myself “one of those people,” a [gasp] barefooter. But I guess maybe I am…. When I was in Equine Science one of the things I learned I never really knew about was horse feet, and one of the coolest “takeaways” I got from it was learning about the… Continue reading The “sole” of the horse
After more than a year of planning, And more than a handful of “roadblocks,” Chroi is officially “in cart!” I wish I had documented and updated as much as I’d originally “intended” (something about paving stones for a specific road…?), because it’s been quite a process and a project! From introducing her to the… Continue reading Chroi is pulling a cart! & I’m pulling all-nighters…
Last year when Chroi was in training with Cori, Cori sent me a lead on a cart for sale. The price was good and it looked perfect for Chroi. Unfortunately, because of everything that had happened, we couldn’t have afforded a cart at even a fraction of the price. I called the seller anyway, but didn’t get a response.… Continue reading There are no coincidences
I drafted this post a little over a year ago! I still remember the day as clear as a photograph in my mind. I wish I’d gotten it published in a more timely manner. It may have taken a year to tell this story, but I feel like it’s still worth telling. And so, without… Continue reading Public Meltdowns- a post-dated story of a stranger’s kindness