The One Where I Ride [Twice!]

It feels so good to be able to say I had a super, awesome, fabulous weekend! With the exception of the weather (which of course could have been worse), it was pretty perfect! After my last ride, I said I wouldn’t ride again until Estella was feeling better. The...

The Plot Twist

Apparently, Estella does not have EPM.  I say “apparently” because I just don’t believe it yet. But here is what makes OSU think she doesn’t have it: She was never officially “diagnosed.” The first vet I took her to said it was EPM, denied everything else it could be,...

Finally, A Lesson

I had a Parelli lesson tonight for the first time in months (beginning of June to be exact). Between the EPM and saddle, I have been too broke to afford one, but finally felt comfortable having one tonight. This was our first lesson since I have started her under...

Orogin EPM Treatment – Day 1

I found out yesterday that Estella’s new EPM medication arrived at the vet’s office on Friday (no rush to tell me or anything). So I started immediately and figured I should document the progress. For myself, but also for anyone who might be considering treating with Orogin. Day 1 (10/21/14)...

Why I’m a Rebel

I hear it time and time again, “Your rope is on the ground! She is going to step on it! You’re going to get tangled up!” and then everyone clinches their anal sphincter and proceeds to panic. Except me. One of the things I have learned through Parelli is that...

A Few Things You Should Know

My gem of a boyfriend bought us a trip to Playa del Carmen for my graduation. I leave today and may even already be on the beach by the time you read this. I will be gone until Memorial Day, but have a few posts scheduled for the week. Estella...

Respect

Respect for the human is one of the most important qualities a horse can have. Respect has no fear in it. It has a willing, cooperative attitude about it. In order for a horse to respect you, he must not fear you and he must see you as the...

Poopty Peupty Pants

The lack of posts lately has not only been because of school starting (oh, joy), but also because Estella was sick over the weekend. There was a mild case of diarrhea cruising through the barn, so the horses with symptoms had to stay on stall confinement. Being a baby,...

New Toy

What is a girl to do when she buys a horse she can’t ride? Well, she buys a camera! I have been dying to get a new camera for a long while. Now that I sold my trailer, I allowed myself to spend some of it on a camera...