While we do not have clear skies here today in Central Texas, we did over the Easter weekend. Conrad got to go to the park FOUR DAYS in a ROW. He was very happy and very tired by Monday evening. He gets pollen on his face when we walk through flowers.
Fortunately, work granted time off to the staff over the Easter weekend, so I suddenly had an unplanned 4-day weekend. It gave me more time to spend with Eli, time that allowed me to get him out of his stall more to walk and graze. I also shortened his mane and bathed him. But I … Continue reading The Reading List
Tell me what to buy! I have no idea what kind of stall toys Eli might be interested in. I have been looking at online and brick & mortar places and I wonder if I should buy everything and throw it all at Eli to see what sticks? That seems rather uneconomical. I am pretty … Continue reading Stall Toys
One of my strongest convictions related to horses is that horses need jobs. A horse with a job is more likely to be fed and cared for. A horse with a job has opportunities to be good and be rewarded for it. A horse with a job gets mental exercise as well as physical. A … Continue reading Unemployed
First, I would like to say thank you for all of the kind words of support and and encouragement from everyone. It means a lot to me to know Eli has friends all over. And now, on to the weenie! Spring is definitely here, and with it some monster storms (unfortunately). There have been … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Chilly Mornings
While Eli and I had a good lesson a few Saturdays ago, we haven't done much since. Storms rolled through on that Sunday so no riding. Due to my work schedule, I was not able to get on Eli until last Wednesday. As soon as I picked up the trot on Wednesday evening, I knew … Continue reading Sidelined
I have just a few things I'm selling, and I thought I'd list them here before posting them where ever else. Ogilvy cover $75 Green base, brown binding, lilac piping. Standard size (for 16.5 - 18). Some fading at the back of the cover. Goode Rider denim breeches $25 The tag may say 30, … Continue reading For Sale
It's been a little over a year since I last talked extensively here about my vision situation. I think for the most part this update is good. While my left eye is not entirely stable, the medication is slowing the progression of bad things. Which is what it's supposed to do. I recently had an … Continue reading My Eye Care Tools
Is there any way we can have a Saturday without rain? The weather is great this week! Just ... not on Saturday. This is sad for Conrad because we walk in the mornings to have the park all to ourselves, avoid bugs (which we would contend with if we walked in the evenings instead), and … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Please Stop Raining on the Weekends!
We had some nasty weather over the weekend, but it wasn't a complete washout. Eli turned 16 on Saturday, so he celebrated with organic baby carrots and a jump school. He got his vaccinations on Thursday, so I only took him on a walk on Friday. On Saturday, he started out feeling stiff in … Continue reading Lightning Means Dismount