The Thing About Horses and Healing: a Memoir.

We see them from the road and use phones to take photos. We keep a legal distance but most of us have seen neglected horses and reported them to authorities… or been haunted, wishing we had. The photos are long distance and slightly out of focus, just like this one. It’s easy to see ribs … Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Un)Broken


A Call to Arms. (or how to get on the wrong side of a horseperson.)

You’ve had this happen. Someone finds out you have a horse and they ask, “Do you know my sister’s friend, Diane. She has a horse.” Like there are eleven of us in the state. People who own horses are a wide and diverse group. We divide ourselves by breed and riding discipline. Some of us … Read more

No Small Feat. (Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue.)

Meet Archie. He got introduced by that name, but I prefer being a bit more formal with him, as a sign of respect. Archibald feels more suitable. Here he is passing time with a couple of boys in my herd, but I distracted him with a compliment and he’s on his way over for a … Read more