Monthly Archives: October 2012

Turning Out A Blind Horse

Once Rocky and I started going outside every night, things just began to click and Rocky seemed to trust me more and more.  We got so I could start to jog and he’d jog along side me.  When I slowed … Continue reading

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Moving Outside

I’m sorry to say it took me probably nine months or so before I decided to take blind Rocky outside on a regular basis.  At first he was very reluctant to walk down the aisle and outside, but once out, … Continue reading

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Grazing

I am a huge reader.  I typically have two or three books started at a time.  And, in the last year or so, I’ve had a Kindle, which I love, and which also makes it easier for me to acquire … Continue reading

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Horses are Herd Animals

Even though I love spending time with my daughter, Rachael’s horses, Major and Princess, blind Rocky quickly became the real reason I went out every night to interact with the horses.  Some nights he’d come right out of his stall, … Continue reading

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Where Do I Even Start?

When I first started to become involved with my daughter’s horses, I thought that I needed to learn to ride.  I was drawn to the more “natural horseman” methods and found an instructor who taught with the horse primarily in mind.  … Continue reading

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Rocky, a Blind, Quarterhorse, Gelding

Rocky spent a lot of years going blind.  I didn’t know him then, but I believe he had episodes of pain and as a result threw his owner a number of times when she was riding.  By the time I … Continue reading

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The Beginning

My daughter had been the one in our household that was crazy about horses.  I was mostly scared of them.  She began taking lessons at ten and now at 20 owns two of her own.  I was just the mom … Continue reading

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