Two good newses are better than one bad news.
I rode Bella yesterday and she was sound! I love that mare. I'm going to keep cautiously building on that start.
Also, I got a new horse last weekend. He is amazing. I love working with him. I'm like a teenager with a new boyfriend.
|Before I brought him home|
He came with the name Evander, after Evander Holyfield because he's missing part of his ear. I don't like when they're named after a bad experience or physical "flaw," so that of course had to go.
I made lists, looked up Native American words and names to honor his heritage. I considered Russian names but it turns out the curlies here aren't related to the Bashkir horses.
Wednesday while I was sitting on the mounting block watching him eat, it came to me. I said, "Duncan," and he took a step toward me, laid his head in my hand, and closed his eyes. It was profound.
So, Duncan is my new wonderful love. I'll write plenty more about him later. Right now I'm ready for bed.