September 16, 2017
Got to ride the lovely Leda again his morning. We had a fantastic lesson, with at least six or seven "aha" moments. Kelly talked us through a silky-smooth transition from walk to trot just by increasing our energy; I felt my back picking up the rhythm instead of bracing against it. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm starting feel like I might be able to get it. Leda's not going to make it super easy, but we were having a conversation today.
Lady has taken to hanging out with Hot Shot. Never would have called that one - they have such different personalities - but it's super cool to see them together. She let me brush her face with the goat-hair brush this morning. (They all seem to like that one - lots of sighing and licking, lol.)
The ponies, Hansel and Gretel, look sooo much better than they did just a couple weeks ago - the folks at this ranch do some truly amazing work with these creatures.
September 15, 2017
How Renaissance painting smoldered with a little known hallucinogen (Hyperallergic). "The outbreak was documented in the British Medical Journal, which describes symptoms such as nausea, depression, agitation, insomnia, a delirium that includes feelings of self-accusation or mysticism, and hallucinations that commonly include animals and fire." All sounds pretty normal if you ask me.