My hopes for 2019 © 2021 Sasha Hoffman Chapter 17 At the beginning of 2019, I bought a little wall calendar. In January, I wrote at the top: My year of finding magic in the world & in my life - and making magic happen. Plant the seed, care for it, and it will grow. I … Continue reading My year of finding magic
Dirty ponies after a roll in the arena © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 16 The first week of December, Simone and I tried something new - our ponies would get pretty upset if one or the other left their pen to go down to the barn, as demonstrated by my fraught … Continue reading Moving forward
Finding our way in the dark
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 15 Fall was transitioning into winter, and Raven was growing in a thick winter coat. Her ribs had started filling in, and she was looking healthier. She had just settled into her big new pen a few days prior with her buddy Ryker in the … Continue reading Finding our way in the dark
A moment of quiet magic
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 14 I started keeping a new journal about my time with Raven, for a purpose. That first week of November, after she had moved to her new home at the barn, I wrote: In writing down our journey here, I hope to keep myself accountable … Continue reading A moment of quiet magic
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 13 At long last, after 8 weeks of worrying, driving weekly four hour round trips, three vet visits, and a lot of ups and downs, my Raven Blackfyre arrived at her new home. Jamie hauled her down from Tinstar Ranch to the boarding stable where … Continue reading Raven arrives!
Seven weeks later…
Photo © 2021 Simone Sutherland-Keller ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 12 Seven weeks from the day that I bought my little mare off of the internet, Raven got her feet trimmed by a farrier. This was the last thing that needed to be done now that she was cleared and healthy. It's a basic health … Continue reading Seven weeks later…
Where is home?
Photo © 2021 Simone Sutherland-Keller ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 11 Simone and I were on the hunt for a boarding stable. Raven had been in quarantine for over a month, and before we started her strangles testing, we needed to find a place for her to live when I finally got to bring her … Continue reading Where is home?
Miss Raven goes to the vet
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 10 The following week I was feeling a mixture of excitement and anxiety - Jamie thought Raven was well enough to start her series of tests for strangles. This was wonderful because she was no longer showing the signs of active illness, and starting these … Continue reading Miss Raven goes to the vet
The Max of the day is…
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Contemplating the Box. Sometimes it feels comfortable to squeeze into a box; but if you want to really live, don't stay in it until you're buried in it.
Learning to listen
Photo © 2021 Simone Sutherland-Keller ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 9 On the ride up to see Raven the following week, Simone and I talked about both of us studying the Parelli natural horsemanship program. The day before, we had gone to look at a young Yakima orphan mustang that Simone was interested in buying, … Continue reading Learning to listen