So much beauty in the world, right on the surface to see. Love your neighbors, peace to you all, stop the hate. Feeling so sad about the Las Vegas shooting. … Continue reading Love and Peace America
After just one day with access to a couple acres pasture, Sky has relaxed a bit into the sounds of the outdoors. This is good. Turn up your volume before starting this next video, as the most important sounds come within the first three seconds.
Several days ago, in her previous stable, she was raising her head and prancing around at the sound of the wind in the trees. Here after just one afternoon with a grove of cottonwood trees she is accepting it and maybe even enjoying it.
Sky is not going to be a show horse or an arena horse. Her relaxing in the outdoors seems to be an all around saner way to raise a horse. Even if she were going to be a show horse, she needed this. I could hear it and see it in her today when I came to pull her off the grass. The whites around her eyes are much reduced and I see more open movement in her shoulders. She’s still hollering for me when I walk away, and I think that’s okay.
I moved Sky yesterday. It was stressful. It was worth it. Sky moved from an uppity stable where she was relegated to her stall 16 hours a day and a … Continue reading Freedom and Rightness
We go to quite a few auctions. If you’ve never experienced one, I highly recommend it. I’m talking about auctions that are held on someone’s front lawn or barn, sometimes … Continue reading Auction Road
A song comes on that my Dad used to play when I was a kid and I’m socked in the gut. I inhale snowmobile fumes and my muscles ache remembering … Continue reading Write What Hurts You & Western Novels
Sky lives in a stall. It was very hard to find a place within reasonable driving time from our home to board her that wasn’t loaded with filth or dangerous … Continue reading My Dilemma is Stalled
Day 2 went a lot better. A whole lot. What was different? I went slow. Instead of waiting for Sky to discover the trouble in the blanket I showed it … Continue reading Applied Learning