Sounds extremely interesting! When I was a little kid we lived near clay banks, and often found fossils buried. Where do you go to look for them?My son and I are fossil hunters--We look for fossils (mostly ammonites, the big coiled shells you see in rock shops) and prep them (using air tools to work them out of the rock). We've been doing it for many years, and have some that a museum is interested in displaying on loan. We are major geeks
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your horse! It's so hard to lose a loved one, especially an equine partner.My horses are my passion in life. My goal is to master the art of classical horsemanship. Or, to put it simply, learn to dance with my horses. My dear Mozart died this January - he was 32. I grieved for a long time but had to move forward and find a new horse who would be a "brother" to Tango. I do believe Mozart led me to find the perfect horse for both me and Tango. So Weltcom is now at the farm with Tango and they best of "brothers".
And Weltcom takes care of me - exactly what the doctor ordered (and that is true, my doctor is always telling me I must see my horses!)
A bit more that you probably wanted to know and not really a hobby. More a reason for living!
I had 21 wonderful years with Mozart; they were magical with he and Tango teaching me so much. I did realize that what I was grieving for was the future we would not have. And I wondered how I could ever find a horse who was Mozart's rightful successor. I do believe Mozart had it all planned out. Because I started to look at just the right time. He led me to thru numerous websites and finally to a link that had a picture of a Hanoverian out of top bloodlines. There mom, that's my successor! Weltcom was a show jumper and then did well in dressage tests. I find it magical how he fits in so incredibly well with our family. He and Tango bonded immediately and are best of friends. And he is calm and patient with me and so very willing to dance when I "get it right".I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your horse! It's so hard to lose a loved one, especially an equine partner.
I ride horses, too, and I love classical horsemanship! I took dressage lessons a long time ago, but I cannot afford them anymore. I rescued my mare in 2005 so we've had each other for nearly nine years now. She was abused, as well as green broke so I (rather stupidly) worked with her myself, but somehow we both came out of it not only alive, but the better for it. She's great and I quickly realized she was "training" me all along! I tend to prefer Iberian breeds and their descendants-- she's a Peruvian Paso, although she trots and gaits. My friend has an Andalusian, too. I ride for fun.
I love being outdoors: hiking, canoeing, running, traveling, anything. I also love books and reading, movies, and napping. Plus, non-human animals. I work in academia so I spend a great deal of time PhDing as I call it. It makes me anxious so I wind up with the pony trying not to rip out my hair or cry.
Always have to get outside and change the routine. Especially with all the medication we take. Sometimes you have to fight yourself to get out. Tomorrow I'm bleeding the brakes, fixing the shifter knob, and the battery terminals on the truck. Something to do.I used to play world of warcraft which is when my sleep problems started. It is a bad hobby and only keeps me from socialising