Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Apollo remains - knock on wood - sound!  And indeed, 15 minutes of work was way too conservative. Horse wants to motor!  I'm not doing a lot, mind you, but more like 20-25 minutes altogether, rather than 15.

He needs more, though, as evidenced by his shenanigans for my poor, long-suffering, beloved farrier today. How embarrassing. :/  I worked late tonight (yay overtime pay!), but I was bound and determined to go out and work the beast anyway. So I broke my own rules and went out into the pasture in the dark.

 I had been a little concerned that I would wander a bit, looking for him or trying to pick my bay horse out of the other bay horses (okay, not that hard; one paint colored, one black, one chestnut, and one other bay), but it became very easy. I had my tiny Eddie Bauer lantern-flashlight, for one, and for two, my horse is the one that starts walking toward me when I call.

For all that he'd been the Thoroughbred of Sin this morning, he was well-behaved tonight on the longe. Whew again. Looking forward to riding tomorrow, rather than longing!  I miss my guy's top line and muscles - time to claim them back.

Meanwhile, for a fun time and a throwback, go check out redheadlins' latest entry and see if you can spot a certain bay horse in the photos!


  1. Yeah apollo! Incase you were wanting anymore throwback, here are some random videos I made of him right off the track:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk2SHBBisV8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ67Wp19qs4 Might want to turn the volume down, apparently I was feeling like rocker!

  2. Yahooooo! Sound pony! And I love the throw back!! ^