Author Archive

Enter Circe

Sep
2013
30

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Circe, OTTB

It happened so fast it kinda made my head spin. I saw the posting the Racehorse rehab farm I got miss Jezebel from was getting a couple horses back though no fault of their own and didn’t have room for them on the farm. They were looking for sponsors, or fosters or some way to […]

McTavish

Sep
2013
06

posted by on Barn tales, Injury

It has been 5 months since Ive been on a horse. Thats a long time. I haven’t had a horse to ride since i broke my hand and got taken away in an ambulance. Ive been frustrated and missing riding. Jez has another month of rest then I have to get someone to restart her […]

Aloha

Aug
2013
26

posted by on Barn tales, Injury

I got the phone call in the afternoon. I was happy to hear from a friend from my previous barn. A really awesome girl who also had an OTTB. A charming goof ball named Aloha. A recent college grad who has dreams of being on stage and screen. Em and i became quick friends. I’ve […]

One Day At A Time

Aug
2013
07

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Vet

Our third shock wave was done and the vet came out for Jezebels final ultrasound and check before the claim for this injury ran out. I was very nervous, our last check didn’t go so great and at that time decision was made to give Jez some turn out since she was really falling apart […]

Downtime

Jul
2013
24

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, OTTB

I’ve convinced my better half to take riding lessons. It’s all part of my not so secret plan to get a second horse. Theres a local barn that has a pretty descent lesson program and a stable of school horses and he’s been going once a week for the last couple of months. Its been […]

Turmoil

Jul
2013
19

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I have moved horse farms. It was sudden and very unpleasant. I was treated extremely badly by people I had always been kind, helpful and went out of my way for. It left a really bitter taste in my mouth but I was lucky enough to have a couple very supportive friends who helped me […]

posted by on Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB, Vet

I showed up to the barn mainly to give Alex the head caretaker on site instructions on administering Jezebels new oral Ace compound. Were using this to dope my pony so she can have a couple hours of turn out in the small round pen a day and she wont go nutso running and jumping […]

Mind Lost

May
2013
21

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

So the controlled grazing isn’t really working. I’m blaming the weather. Its been like thunderstorm central around here, every day predicted chance of thunderstorms and when the pressure drops my horse likes to go nuts. Ive been taking her in the round pen where its a smaller enclosed space for her to graze. I  have […]

posted by on Barn tales, Injury, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

I finally got the pins out of my hand last week, that’s the good news! The bad news? I can hardly move my finger, I can’t bend it at 2 knuckles and my DR is likely going to send me to expensive physical therapy that I will have to pay for out of pocket. Even […]

Bad Pony

May
2013
04

posted by on Barn tales, Life with Jezebel, OTTB

Jezebel tried to kill Nik. At least that’s how I’m telling people the story. Jez has been really good while being aced for her walk rides that Nik and i got to thinking it might be a good idea to try her un-drugged. I’ve had better ideas in my life. So we get Jez out […]