With getting Sully back into work, I have been doing a lot of groundwork, usually every other work session. In the past I have shyed away from lunging, first off because Sully is a bad bad boy on the lunge line and it was scary for me, and second off because I worried about circling … More On the Topic: Lunging from the bridle
I feel like I need a life summary post to catch up my world! The last few weeks of 2017 plus the first week of 2018 has all just been crazy. Sully & His Soundness Kicking off what I see as “Christmas Break”, when W gets one or two weeks off from work, was Sully’s … More Holiday Recap: Frozen
You know those new years memes, where it shows “Me at the end of 2016” with some crusty looking Muppet, then a side by side with “Me in 2017” with Meryl Streep flipping her hair back and lookin fab Devil Wears Prada style? I feel like that about sums it up for me. 2017 started … More 2017 in reflection
November was a good month, because it brought us the gift of TURNOUT! Sully transformed from a sulky demon child into a settled happy elf in a matter of days as we transitioned him from full time stall rest to full time small paddock turnout (with sedation). A few more days and I even felt … More Physical setbacks, emotional progress.
Friday night, for the first time since I used to show my OTTB “Rhapsody” back in high school (circa 2003-2005), I found myself out late at the barn, plaiting a mane into exacting braids. I had been nervous – so nervous, constant ball in the throat nervous – since I sent in the entry form … More Rides for Ribbons
October is normally my favorite month of the year. Here in coastal Georgia it brings some perfect weather; the humidity wears off but the afternoons are still warm, and minus the always-looming risk of fall hurricane season, large dumps of rain are few and far between (which is only frustrating when you are trying to … More New day, new surprises, new horse to ride!
In my last post I touched on Sully’s long off and on battle with ulcers, and resulting commentary led me to a realization that I have never rambled on about Sully’s diet! Which is one of my favorite topics. When I worked in small animal diet was one of my “specialties” I dedicated a lot … More Happy tummy happy horse: feeding Sully