Again, And Again, And Again

….creeps in this petty pace from day to day…(or something like that.)    No, Horngard I has not yet fledged completely and was handed back to the nest by the helpful Agent who pointed out that just flapping wings wasn’t flying, and the primaries were only half as long as they should be.   Metaphorically speaking. Horngard Read More…

Waiting: Not My Favorite Game

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for several reasons, but especially because…I haven’t heard anything back from  Agent.  I’m working, of course: the wildlife management report (in the process of which I discovered that my old printer no longer prints text…just pictures.  And not very well…with thin orange striped across them.)   Then there’s the Read More…

And the Beat Goes On

The final buffing and polishing (final is an indefinite word since there’s always One More Tyop to find) is now done.   So yesterday morning, bright and early, Book II poked its head up out of the debris left over from Book I and said “So let’s get started.”  And I said “I need to clean Read More…

New Beginning In

NewBook’s new beginning has now been approved by two different first-readers (and many thanks to both of them!!!)  so Chapter 1 is now anchoring one end of the book and the Good Ending (which has no chapter number as yet because things are still fluid in the last third  and I need *uninterrupted* working sessions Read More…

Ride 39: Busy Day, Rode Rags Anyway

Following the good news at the vet’s, I planned of course to ride as soon as the horses had had their day or two off to recover from all those shots and the dental work.  Next day, Tuesday, I had a trip to the dentist’s and didn’t feel like riding.  Besides, they were both obviously Read More…

Vet Trip: Good News For Tigger

Tigger went in for regular immunizations, Coggins test (for Equine Infectious Anemia, annual test required federally), dental work (“floating”…actually means grinding teeth down…more on that later) , and a lameness exam.   I also wanted to talk to the vet about his change in behavior in the last six months.  Rags went in for the same Read More…

Ride 38: Rags Remains Unconvinced

My plan for the week was to ride Rags after the rain passed, if it wasn’t too muddy…however, the little norther came howling in dry and far too blustery for a ride Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday was another attack of gut trouble.  So today I got back on him when not feeling quite Read More…

Ride 37: Rags Tries It On…Nappy Sunday

I don’t know why the English (and Scots & Irish) call “wanting to turn back” or stopping at a fence napping, but they do.  Rags has not previously been really bad about that, but today…today he was *determined* to turn back and we had several tussles that involved stopping, whirling around to try for it, Read More…

Ride 36: More Than Two Miles in 35 Minutes.

Rags is developing into a teenager horse in some ways.  Megan Elphick, whose YouTube channel I visit regularly, commented on training horses that they go through a stage when they begin to think they know how to do stuff and the rider is superfluous except as a passenger.  They’ve learned some basic dressage, and they’ve Read More…