Barn call from the vet to deliver vaccinations, take blood for tests, count eggs in poop, and perform acupuncture: $252

Bottle of pills from vet to try to fix intermittent diarrhea: $95

Farrier trip to trim feet and reaffix custom shoes: $170

Riding a horse that does anything and everything I ask him to do: Priceless

Other priceless things:

Getting horse acupuncture from a vet who gets acupuncture from my acupuncturist.

Having an animal with the same TCM diagnosis I have myself.

Getting clearance to canter, only 7 weeks after identifying lameness coming from his suspensory.

Having an 18 year old horse that likes to learn new things and is bursting with energy.

Knowing that I am providing the best possible care for this guy.

Realizing again just how much having a horse is like having a kid.  You get one, you break out the checkbook, and you don’t bother putting it away.



The wrinkly eyelid: priceless

That quivery lower lip: priceless


That casually insouciant attitude: priceless


About Lori Holder-Webb

I'm a Southern Woman by birth and a Texan Woman by upbringing...and yet I find myself living in New England and married to a New York City boy. Up here we use the same currency as we do at home, and I don't need to travel with a passport, but the commonalities pretty much end there. The language is different, the jokes are different, the people are different, and the weather and terrain sure are different too. I moved away from Texas in 2002, and ever since then, I've been the stranger in the strange land... I've had some questions about the name of the blog - if you were not alive, or living abroad or under a rock, or in grad school during the late 1980s, Oldsmobile attempted to shuck its stodgy image with a series of commercials intended to bring brand appeal to the younger generation: this car, they said, is not your father's Oldsmobile. If you have a morbid curiosity, hit YouTube for William Shatner will take you right there.

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