Day 4 of my Journey of the Spirit to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The press tent isn’t fun anymore. I have the gray hair. I’ve done the time. Let the curmudgeoning begin. Back in the day, when the competition and the press conferences were over, writers and photographers were done. No horses to photograph.Continue reading “Digital Killed the Party”
Day 3 of my Journey of the Spirit to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. There was a microsecond where I felt what it might be like to be a Rolex competitor. It was both an illusion and one of the high points of my life. It happened thusly: In April of 2010, Rolex was practicingContinue reading “Riding at Rolex”
When I picked up a few bales last week, the front of the truck bed was still damp, so I asked the loading dude to keep everything towards the back. He was right. Nothing fell out. A hay dealer once loaded 50 bales on this truck (’89 F250 longbed). What is your record?
Waiting for the vet on Friday. I’m not worried. Mathilda is getting steadily if slowly better. This appointment is more in the way of a systems check to insure we are on the right track. No big deal. I am working at my computer. Cat on the desk. Dog at my feet. The gentle humContinue reading “Impatient? Moi?”
Work: day off Ramblings for the Day: Technically it hasn’t been. This is a shot from early days. I found it while trolling for last Friday’s foto. We will hold this as an omen for the future and not examine too closely the date stamp on the JPG.
Work: reverse poles, hither & yon, as Saturday. Report: workmanlike & unexciting, which is the point. Although I was tempted to go for the third & farthest set of poles, I am learning from past mistakes [Doom, Nevermind]. The plan is to solidify what works before moving on [Boredom]. Ramblings for the Day: I’m notContinue reading “Another Day, Another Set of Poles”
Work: PM1 groom & walk, 3 short loops with off-side leading for variety & the dog for distraction/PM2 groom. Report: An easy day as a break from having to concentrate (him) & having to be patient (me). Given that, he was pushier than required. Pass but no star. The dog’s temporary barn reinstatement is herebyContinue reading “Retail Therapy”