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Begonia V

Posted by greygelding , 27 September 2017 - - - - - - · 46 views

Sidelined in bed with the broken hip, on disability pay, and bored already with daytime TV, I turned my attention to finding another horse. While not really a problem horse, Tess required full attention on a trail ride and Mayo had spoiled us with easy going rides. I started scouring the Internet for prospects. Pam would leave for work and I worked on...


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Broken Hip

Posted by greygelding , 27 September 2017 - - - - - - · 29 views

One sunny Sunday in September 2008 we decided to head out to Point Reyes National Park for a picnic ride. I would ride Tess and Pam would take Mayo. The weather was perfect, lunch was packed in a saddle bag, and the horses were in a great mood for the easy ride to Sky Camp for lunch. We chatted happily on the ride and it seemed that nothing could ruin...


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Arena Games and an Oldfashoned Drenching

Posted by greygelding , 27 September 2017 - - - - - - · 24 views

Mayo was a smart one and he quickly picked up on the silly games I made up. It helped that each game involved carrots. The first game he learned I called carrot tag. Standing at one end of the arena he would run up and take a bite of carrot, I would make a motion, like throwing a frisbee, and he would race away, then stop, and after another signal he w...


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Camping Trips

Posted by greygelding , 27 September 2017 - - - - - - · 36 views

As time passed and the trail miles mounted on both horses, the urge to go on a pack it in camping trip came over me. I found horse camping sites at Point Reyes National Park on the coast. Of course, me being me, I just had to make it an adventure instead of a short enjoyable trip. Early on a Saturday morning we checked in at the ranger station and obta...


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Tess and Mayo

Posted by greygelding , 22 September 2017 - - - - - - · 39 views

It was time to unite the herd to the stable where Mayo was kept, but it would be bittersweet. About two weeks before the move, Pam went to see them and found that Shady was down and apparently had been for some time. The vet came out immediately and it wasn't good but we had to try. We rushed her to UC Davis and she was examined immediately. They were...


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Mayo

Posted by greygelding , 15 September 2017 - - - - - - · 50 views

I was now on the hunt for a new horse. I had no exact idea what I was looking for but I just knew I would know it when I saw it. I began looking in local papers, bulletin boards, word of mouth, as well as on the Internet. It had become a passion with me but it turned out that I had been spoiled and become very picky. One day as Pam was relaxing at hom...





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