I'm still stealing moments to read Human and plumb the intricacies of the human brain and its implicatitions for our exploration of humanity, but most of my reading time is taken up by the Foaling Primer by Cynthia McFarland. It is getting us through these first weeks of "oh my gosh, we have a baby to deal with. From my position as a clueless horse owner, I'd recomend it.
Also discovered Good Neighbors today. We have been watching the show for years, feeling slightly like the folks the story was based on. But today we met the neighbors (they only live 7 miles away). They stopped with the farrier and chatted about ponies and country life. They agreed to put us on their schedule (they have 11 horses so the farrier comes to them on a schedule, and we are on the way.) On their way back to take the farrier home (amish don't drive and he lives 25 miles from us) they stopped to offer a baby pony halter they had had made. You cant buy halters that small in any of the tack shops around here. The offer was for this one and any others we might need as Franny grows. Guess I shouldnt make rude gestures at all the SUVs that go zooming by.