Strawberries and Spanish Mustangs

Photo by Audrey Pavia Milagro and Rio, the strawberry killers. Early last summer, my roommate Lisa planted a garden. Using four of the large terra cotta pots that were sitting empty on my patio, she started peppers, tomatoes and strawberries. She diligently watered the seedlings every day and, before long, the bright California sun brought […]

Bandit and Rio

A Corgi and a horse find a way to amuse themselves.

Rio and Jeremy

Photo by Audrey Pavia Jeremy used to be Rio’s biggest advocate. Rio is renowned among all my horse friends as a pain in the butt. He wants to play 24/7, and that means he’s always trying to put anything he can in his mouth: his lead rope, the halter, you hand, your hat, your clothes, […]

Horse Talk

Photo by Audrey Pavia Milagro and Rio tell me they love me. I’ve been in love with horses since I was a little girl. This unending passion started at around age 9 and never quit. For most of my horse-loving childhood, I rode rental horses at stables near my house. I’d fall in love with […]

A Close Call

Rio takes a step in the wrong direction.