Hay Is For Horses. But Why?

Work: as yesterday, with 30-minute lunch break between Rodney’s heating session and Mathilda’s walk. Report: Caught mare. Rodney eating hay. Rodney comes over to survey the carrot situation. As we pass the barn, he saunters in. After our first lap, he emerges, gives an abandoned foal scream, and goes back to the hay. Will continueContinue reading “Hay Is For Horses. But Why?”

Hair Today, Not Gone Tomorrow

Work: EVE heat therapy & partial grooming. Report: weather, cold & overcast. Horse, ditto. Ramblings: Where does it all come from? Previous Horse, Mathilda, & Rodney all start(ed) shedding long before the formal start of shedding season. Earlier horses were not kept at home, so I may not have been as attentive to the calendar,Continue reading “Hair Today, Not Gone Tomorrow”

To Every Thing There Is A Season

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV) Work: rain. Ramblings: Fallow is fine if one’s harvest season has been busy. When I was in college, I loved to visit my grandmother. I’d lounge about. I’d read books. We’d play cards. I’d forget about papers, finals, the fact that I didn’t have a boyfriend, or whatever was troubling my sophomoricContinue reading “To Every Thing There Is A Season”

Who Stand and Wait

Work: PM heat therapy & back massage/EVE groom. Report: I usually rub his back for a few minutes after each heating session. Today, I got carried away. It’s a nice, nonconfrontational activity with a near-guaranteed positive outcome. Ramblings: Despite my bragging yesterday, in truth I haven’t done much equine volunteering in a while. I usedContinue reading “Who Stand and Wait”