Tuesday, August 06, 2013

apples along the way

super~cute, fully groomed mr. solomon

While Tina grieves and slowly processes the terrible loss of her horse, Chance, I will be giving some love and attention to Chance's companion, Solly. Equine therapy continues. I put on my boots, cut up some apples, dug up some courage and went to the barn by myself for the very first time. As luck and the Universe would have it, Renaldo's mom was there to give me confidence and help me with the cross ties. 

We did well together, Mr. Solly and I. A calm and thorough grooming was followed by walking in the arena. I learned what his voice sounds like, although I have yet to understand what he's talking about, and I also learned he likes to role on the ground in the arena. Next time, we will reverse the order of things with walking first and grooming second, so as to preserve my fur-beautifying skills for more than 15 minutes. We rounded out the day with grazing on grass and a successful return to his stall. There were many apples along the way. 


  1. all of this makes me so happy for you, and makes me happy to read, but i have to admit that image of your foot with solly's foot is the best. companions. buddies. friends. perfect.


    1. i have been most afraid of horses hooves and the damage they can inflict on purpose and by mistake. so, it is a photo of triumph on my part that i can place my foot so close and feel safe. and yes, we are becoming friends, too. how lucky am i! xo

  2. I've been absent from this space for awhile. Coming here and immediately seeing beautiful horse photos and reading your words is balm for my spirit. I deeply miss the inner peace that comes from caring for and spending time with a horse. I miss mucking out the stall for our horse, lifting each hoof to clean her feet, brushing brushing brushing, leaning my cheek against her sun warmed coat. It brought me great peace. I can't wait until we are able to have another horse.

  3. Oh, wanted to let you know I'm slowly getting back into blogging as well. I'm at http://dreaminginthegloaming.com

  4. i have been most afraid of horses hooves and the damage they can inflict on purpose and by mistake.


  5. Love the concept of your 2nd picture. the horse shoe and your shoes :) lol


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