This blog is not only a place to share things; it is a place for me to document memories, moments, and experiences that I want to keep forever. Each year, as a new one approaches, I take the time to remember all the adventures Ax and I had in the past twelve months. While I am not sad to see 2017 go, it wasn’t too bad of a year. Continue reading “Goodbye, 2017”
I think it is time that you all get an update on my beloved buffalo.
This has been the year of maladies for Ax—earlier this year he sliced his mouth open which resulted in some minor stressing, an unexpected (and perfectly timed) vet visit, and some time off, and now we are approaching week four of stall rest due to a mystery lameness that has my vets stumped.
I didn’t have the typical horse shopping experience when I bought Ax. I wasn’t even horse shopping at all—I wasn’t looking for a horse, I was just looking to survive finals of my sophomore year of college. No pre-purchase exam, no assessment of his conformation, nothing. Just a short lease and a signed check.
May 2013 was the beginning of my three-month lease on a big bay gelding that didn’t know where to put his feet and that I didn’t know how to ride. Now, August 2017 will mark four years of owning that clumsy gelding.