Category Archives: Boulder

Boulder is Mike’s 15-year-old Percheron gelding. Despite being 2,000 lbs. big, he is a bit of a wuss. He’s slow to get to know you, but affectionate once he warms to you.

Boas that do not constrict, I hope

I didn’t get out to see the boys Monday.  Today, however, I spent some good quality time grooming the big guy. I didn’t have to go chase Boulder, as Frankie told me when I got there that she was about … Continue reading

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He really likes me!

Boulder was an awesome horse today. It was drippy and grey, so Jenn had kept everybody in today, which meant we didn’t have to hunt down the boys. After oohing and ahhing over Wylene’s beautiful little Peruvian Paso longeing in … Continue reading

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Bags, feet, and flies—and fencing!

Fencing This morning was spent at the fencing studio officiating at our first tournament of the season. It wasn’t a huge turnout, but we had enough fencers to make it fun, including Sandy from High Desert Fencing Club in Bend … Continue reading

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Little things and signs of purple progress

I was only at the barn for about 90 minutes today, but a lot of little things took place then and throughout the day. Boulder only ran from me once today in the pasture, and then allowed me to catch … Continue reading

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A fox, a goose, a bag of corn, a rowboat, and a river….

Bob was Boob today. Mos’ def. I went to check his feet in the pasture. I only had Boulder’s halter and lead rope, so I caught Bob and put the lead rope around his neck. No problem. I also forgot … Continue reading

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Two-eyed, four-hooved, trottin’ purple eaten feetsies

It only took about ten minutes to catch Boulder today, using refined techniques from Monday’s session. We are getting there! I discovered today that Dr. Naylor’s Blu-Kote is gentian violet and two other antiseptic and anti-fungal ingredients that are not … Continue reading

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Keeping a one-ton animal happy while you poke him with needles

Today was vaccination day for Boulder. Mary agreed to come over after she got off work to do the honors. This was also my day off, and I had horsey Things To Do. First off was a stop at Double … Continue reading

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Caught ya, ya big hunk of horseflesh!

Today I made great progress on my relationship with Boulder, I think. He decided he was going to play the “I’m only going to let you get within ten feet of me before I trot off” game in the pasture … Continue reading

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A Boulder comes to rest at Abiding Acres

It’s official: I now own a horse (or does he own me?)! I have had Boulder on trial this week, and today was the last day of the trial. He didn’t have a perfect trial, by any means, but there … Continue reading

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