What To Do About Calypso

I asked anyone, and everyone, who would listen, “What would you suggest I do about these two horses?  I can’t take the one out (George) without the other (Calypso) having a fit! I have back issues, so I have to be careful about what I do. I hate to give up on her, yet.” I explained what had happened when I last took her out and she flipped out, rearing and spinning around me.  I explained how I was laid up for a week after that. But nobody had any answers. (more…)

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Some Things Good for Calypso, Some Things Not So Good

My back issues drug on for what seemed timeless.  The pain had its own schedule regardless of what I wanted scheduled.  My daughter was working with Calypso.  She would lounge her in the arena, teaching her commands such as whoa, trot, etc.  Then came the saddle which Calypso wasn’t very pleased about.  She put up a bucking fit when she had it put on the first time.

My daughter had never trained a horse before, and Calypso had never been taught.  I know, I know, this was a poor combination, but there were no other options available. (more…)

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Time Passed

Apparently it takes a long time for a back to heal.  I thought a month would be plenty of time, I was very wrong, again.  When I performed a task, like doing dishes, or laundry, I’d be laid up afterward for two or three days with pain. As time passed, I always had my mind on Calypso.  I knew how much she wanted human attention, but I couldn’t give it to her.  I needed to take care of myself first, then I could dedicate my all to her. (more…)

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My Filly Calypso

I began a blog about raising my new filly back in 2013.  I was excited to share the day to day pleasures, and pains, of training a young filly.

As fate would have it, I injured my back severely just a week after we got her home.  With two herniated disks (one protruding, the other partially) which allowed my L4 to slip over the L5, I was in a world of hurt.  My training program would have to be put on hold until I had healed. (more…)

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