New Method detects traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Inury

According to a study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, revealed that 45.2 percent of TBI among adults were related to horseback riding, Over the years, I’ve had two concussions — at least that I know of. The last one occurred about 10 or 12 years ago, while I was hunting. There is an in […]

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Camouflage

Camouflage

When I got to the barn yesterday morning, Freedom was nowhere to be seen. I was a bit late to feed, and usually, the horses are waiting by the fence, eager for their breakfast. I scanned the pasture. Nothing. I whistled for him. No response. The girls were there, nickering encouragement. So, I threw them […]

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The Spectacle that is Fall in New England

The spectacle that is fall

Although I hate the fact that darkness is falling earlier every day, drastically reducing my ability to ride (and work), on a sunny day in the spectacle that is fall in New England is breathtaking. Zelda loves the fall because it means that I stop and take pictures. She pretends to be looking, too, but […]

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Faster than a Speeding Bullet, More Powerful than a Locomotive

Faster than a speeding bullet

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to jump downed trees in a single bound. Look! Running after the hounds! It’s Zelda! For sure, Zelda had the locomotive part down pat. Riding her was a bit like being on a runaway train. Without brakes that worked well. Zelda and I had […]

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Tally Ho!

Tally Ho!

Tally ho! The fall foxhunting season has started and Zelda and I have been getting out a bit more. After staying close to home this summer, the fall hunt season kicked off and the last two hunts were quite close by. I was on the fence about hunting. Truthfully, my left ankle is still not […]

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Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys!

Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys

Swiss Skydiver showed up the field of colts by winning the Preakness Stakes, becoming the sixth filly to win in the race’s 145-year history. The last filly to win the race was Rachel Alexandra in 2009. All told, 55 fillies have competed in the Preakness. In a battle down the stretch, Swiss Skydiver held off […]

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2020 Preakness Predictions

2020 Preakness Predictions

In the strange year that is 2020, the Preakness will be run tomorrow. I will admit that it’s snuck up on me — I just don’t anticipate it in October! That said, it should be an interesting race. Although there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, there are some horses running that may […]

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Horse Clipping Maestro

Horse clipping maestro

As I pull out my clippers this year, my goals are modest: I’m not a horse clipping maestro, I’m an amateur who hopes for straight clean lines and a more comfortable horse. But there are some real artists out there who inspire the rest of us to new heights. Melody Hames uses clippers as her […]

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