Eli is still stuck just hand walking ... and he gets lots and lots of grazing ... is he actually getting fat? Fat for him, yes, but is he objectively fat? Maybe not quite yet. But yesterday was my birthday, and coincidentally I had the opportunity to ride not one but TWO horses after work. … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
I had to teach my phone "suspensory" is actually what I mean to type. First, if Eli were ever going up for sale, obviously this post would not exist. But he's not. And second, I am not putting hard numbers on anything here (which may be a disappointment but it's not happening). This post is … Continue reading What’s the Going Rate on a Torn Suspensory?
I am trying not to count the days Eli has been out of commission. And I am definitely not trying to count the days before he can be back under saddle again. And I honestly have no idea when he'll be cleared for regular turn out. I am pretty sure Eli is not counting either. … Continue reading Who’s Counting?
Subtitled "the poop post." Yes, I realize there is even another option for naming this post, but you can just say it to yourself in your head. Some things I have noticed about my horses over the years are their stall habits. Anchor peed a lot and wallowed. He would actually wait to pee until … Continue reading From a Felix to an Oscar
It's a struggle to be a fur parent, knowing your fur kid just wants to go play bitey-face with his friends but can't. And maybe the fur kid would like to be able to do his job because sometimes it's fun. And then as a fur parent you worry, because the fur kid pooped in … Continue reading Eli Update!
Eli might not touch a saddle for weeks or months, but that doesn't mean I can't ride. It's a little bit of a disappointment to get a new pair of breeches only to find your horse will be taking a summer vacation. But, I have still managed to wear the Calabasas denim breeches a few … Continue reading Equine Couture Calabasas Denim Breeches Review
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
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