The fields at the barn, like fields everywhere in Texas right now, burgeon with colors. I tried taking pictures of all the different wildflowers while grazing Eli on Sunday evening. I can identify some, but not all. If you are looking for a deeper dig into wildflowers here, may I suggest the plant lists of … Continue reading Fields of Wildflowers
Working from the ground with Eli has been an adventure since day 1. What was day 1 like, anyway? I was just a horseless client begging for rides at the time and there were more than enough sales horses that needed the exercise. I said "sure!" when asked to ride Eli, knowing he was slightly … Continue reading Ground Rules
Wildflower season in Texas is upon us (we don't have spring and summer here ... we have wildflower season and rattlesnake season) and carpets of blue stretch out infinitely along the state's roadways, dotted with sunshine yellow and hot coral. There maybe aren't quite so many bluebonnets blooming in my neighborhood just yet, but Conrad … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Some Bluebonnets
I'll fully own creating this monster, but damn, dude. Eli tried to give me heart attacks on both Wednesday and Saturday. In the same week. Let's start with Monday. Rode Eli. It was fine. Nothing unusual at all. Didn't make it out Tuesday due to work obligations. Headed to the barn after work on Wednesday … Continue reading A Little Adversity
As a follow-up to my last "do I want this product?" post, I'm updating here what I've been using lately on Eli to keep him looking fresh and dapple-y. Back on Track Limber Up LiniMint Foam This stuff is by far my favorite new product. Liniment foam is way better than liniment gel or liquid … Continue reading The Grooming Implements and Goops for Spring 2019
While a lot of the equestrians around me have shown already or will show soon this year, I am staying put with Eli. I'd like to show a few times this year, of course. But because of constraints related to my job, I am reluctant to commit to showing anywhere, any time before Memorial Day. … Continue reading Show Plans or No Plans?
It finally feels like spring this week! At, least, during the day. It was still very chilly on our walks in the morning. So Conrad had to don a sweater AGAIN. BUT ... we have some good news! We discovered in looking for a new groomer, that Conrad's groomer is still with the same company, … Continue reading Weenie Wednesday: Spring!
I think one of the best rides I have had on Eli lately was this past Sunday. He is back to being a joy to ride and the testy rudeness on the ground from colder days past seems to be gone. Maybe for a while? Is it actually Spring yet? Can we forget about freezes … Continue reading Grazing Weather
I wish I could say we have the last of the cold weather for the year behind us, but spring-like temperatures during the day will be giving way to sheet or blanket weather temperatures at night through the weekend. Hopefully it won't freeze! I am waiting to see this legendary wildflower season that has been … Continue reading Seeing Green
Conrad and I walked up to the park on Saturday AND Sunday. The temperatures were mild both days but drizzle and mist plagued us both days as well. But we don't melt in water, so we went!