Happy Thanksgiving! Or to anyone who lives outside of the United States and/or does not celebrate the holiday, happy random Thursday in November!
This is a story about Standing Bear & Ariadne – two very different youngsters. Their territories are miles away from each other, yet they are still part of the same herd.
So first of all, I sincerely apologize for my lack of updates these past months. I have this tendency to take September and October off. I think it has something to do with how busy summers are and the challenges of being an extreme introvert to the point it is borderline ridiculous. Whatever causes it, I spend these months relaxing with my own horses, watching football, catching up on my reading, etc. and forget to do basic things like read and respond to emails, log on to Facebook, blog, etc. So if it seems like I’m a total jerk and I didn’t answer a question or reply to an email, well, I am a total jerk. I am also really really sorry. I either never saw it or meant to answer but completely forgot.
(Actually now that I think of it, I do think Puller sent me an email. I’ll look for that after I’m done with this!)
The next thing I need to briefly address is the Divide Basin and Salt Wells roundup. I did try to write about that a few times, but the words would not come out. They still won’t. It’s hard sometimes, forever opposing an enemy that plays with a stacked deck. It isn’t quite fair, how the wild horses (and their advocates) can never quite catch a break, – even a well deserved one. But the concept of fairness is nice, but it doesn’t really exist in the real world. I am surprised and disheartened, but it is not time to give up the ghost just yet.
I received a request to write about my visit to the Pryors in early October. It was a quick in and out visit, which means that the only real way to talk about the trip is chronologically. That … isn’t exactly my strong suit. I have a computer folder filled with no less than 6 failed attempts at chronological stories, but hey, 7th time is the charm?