goodbye

The Kid Lands in Paradise

When we bought Laredo in 2012, the plan was to keep him for a couple of  years, get him going nicely, and find him a good home when we he was ready. He was our first foray into “project horse” territory. In retrospect we had more to learn about working with young horses than we… Read more »

Processing Loss

Yesterday I received sad new. It wasn’t unexpected, but it was hard to hear, nonetheless. My aunt, who has been sick for some time, passed away. I got the phone call in the late morning. Though I now live in Iowa, I grew up in Arizona. Most of my family is still there. My aunt… Read more »

Aiden Moves On

As I mentioned before, we got a call about Aiden while we were in Arizona. I chatted with a woman who was shopping for a horse for her student, and it sounded like Aiden might be exactly what she was looking for. But we were in Arizona, and they ended up buying a different horse… Read more »

Parting with Oliver

I don’t know what happened to September. One moment it was just starting. All of a sudden its nearly over. It’s continued to be a good month with the horses. We have Brian’s student coming out to ride Aiden a couple extra times a week on her own. They are getting along really well. Since… Read more »

Sad Friday

Settling back into our routine after vacation is always a little bit of a challenge. This week I didn’t make it to the barn. But this afternoon we rallied (barely), and headed out for an easy ride. The horses were way out behind the distant hilltop. As Brian and I walked out, we noticed a… Read more »

Farewell to Bear

It’s been hard to bring myself to write this post, so I have been putting it off. We recently came to a difficult decision. Bear has moved on to a new home. He is now in the hands of the good people at Miracles in Motion – the therapeutic riding program where I volunteered some… Read more »

Zoey Goes ‘Home’

It’s been hard to sit on the news for a week, but I didn’t want to post this until everything was final. However, as of today, Zoey is no longer our horse. We’re just home from loading her into a trailer, and watching it drive away. Zoey new owners live north of Des Moines, a… Read more »