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!
Tinstar Ranch Boarding & Training
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
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
Climbing the walls
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 7 On a Thursday, Jamie contacted me to let me know that Raven had been very agitated, pacing back and forth in her pen. It sounded like something was wrong. I went through the normal checklist that horse owners think of when their horse is … Continue reading Climbing the walls
Don’t get attached!
Photo © 2021 Sasha Hoffman ~ edited with Prisma app Chapter 6 On the Sunday morning after Raven was settled at Tinstar Ranch, my friend Simone and I made the two hour drive up to see her. I didn't know what kind of shape she would be in; Jamie had let me know that her leg … Continue reading Don’t get attached!
I have a feeling she’ll be an adventure
Chapter 5 I texted the feedlot owner again, saying I didn't want to bother him but I was worried about my girl and wanted to get her settled. It had been over a week since he'd quarantined her at the lot. Was she better or worse? "She's actually doing well," he wrote back. I felt … Continue reading I have a feeling she’ll be an adventure
I bought a dream, but I couldn’t touch it yet
Chapter 2 The feedlot owner said I had two choices: He could call me when the mare was better and cleared to leave, and I could buy her then. Or, I could buy her now. I asked him if he would charge me board for her while she recovered, trying to calculate how much more … Continue reading I bought a dream, but I couldn’t touch it yet