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
As it stands, and has stood for several years now, I have realized something. I don’t love my horse. There, I said it. This is not say I didn’t love him at the start, because I did. When I first saw his ad on RRP my heart skipped a beat. He had a precious snip, … More Manifesting the vision, and learning to love my horse again.
The best laid plans. I swear Sully was put into my life to teach me massive amounts of patience, acceptance, and grace. However most days I just feel as though I am playing one expensive game of wack-a-mole and setting world records for just how many curse words one can utter in front of their veterinarian. … More Horse ownership, or game of wack-a-mole?
Sully returned home officially a month ago! While I certainly miss having my ultra flexible pre-kid housewife schedule sometimes, I am surprised at how simple it has been to fit Sully’s care and riding into my schedule. After a couple light weeks to transition him to a new/old home, we have been clocking a lot … More Sully Saturday: putting our best foot forward