In the Field: Browse the upcoming sale at Christies

Huntsmen with hounds, Zennor Hill, Cornwall

There are few really nice paintings in next week’s sale at Christie’s, “In the Field: An Important Private Collection of Sporting Art,”  that I wouldn’t mind hanging over my fireplace. My top choices would be two by Alfred Munnings, described by Brandon Lindberg, a Christies director and senior specialist, as “the last, great British sporting […]

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Toughen up Snowflake! The cult of bullying coaches

What am I looking for?

George Morris has been in the equestrian news a lot these days. His ban is due to findings that he sexually molested minors. But the other thing that’s been talked about a lot is his coaching style. Honestly, I thought that would bring him down long ago. Let’s face it. George Morris epitomizes the bullying […]

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It was a dark and stormy night

Dark and stormy night

It should not be snowing, sleeting and this cold on December 2nd. But it is. The horses are warm under their blankets. Zelda was hungry and cranky when I went to feed tonight — Curly is her best friend in the world, but Zelda absolutely terrorizes her at dinner time, especially now that the last […]

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Tucked into Blankets ahead of the storm

blanketing guide

We are experiencing our first winter storm as I type this post. Although it’s only December 1st, we will likely have close to a foot of the white stuff before it ends. I tucked the horses up in their winter blankets for the event. In general, I’ve gotten a lot less obsessive about blanketing, the […]

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How to cook Thanksgiving Dinner and Still Hunt

Thanksgiving Hunt

This year I am not hunting on Thanksgiving, but when the hunt has been closer to home, I have indulged by sneaking off in the morning, hunting and having a later dinner. However, in this oldie-but-goodie from Cooky McClung, she describes exactly how to pull off the big meal and still make that Hunt. I […]

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Indian Summer

Indian Summer

After some terrible, cold, rainy weather we finally had a day of 60-degree weather. Had to get out and enjoy it while it lasts. I felt a little bad for Zelda as I haven’t clipped her yet and she got pretty hot. But not so bad that we didn’t go out for a good hack. […]

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When in doubt, hug a horse

Hug a Horse

What’s a sure cure for a stressful day? Hugging a horse. There’s something so soothing about the warm, soft smell, the silky feel of their coat, the gentle exhale of air, the tickle of their whiskers.  

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