It’s a Grand View

View out onto the river

The water beyond Zelda’s ears is Fairhaven Bay, which is close to Walden Pond. We hunted there today and this was at the check, where we all took a nice break in the coolness of the shade.  

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Could you ride like a jockey?

The Paulick Report‘s Natalie Ross has ridden all her life. After spending time at the track, she had a hankering to gallop a race horse. She discovered that it’s harder than it looks. One of the things I hadn’t really calculated is how difficult it is just to stay perched up there, much less stay […]

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Cow Girl Up! Two-Gun Nan Aspinwall and her Amazing Cross County Trip

Nan Aspinwall and Lady Ellen

Some people just live larger than the rest of us. Nan Jeanne Aspinawall Gable Lambell, known as “Two Gun” Nan, was certainly one of them. In 1910-11, she became the first woman to ride on horseback from San Francisco to New York, covering 4496 miles and spending 180 days in the saddle. She was 31 […]

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Kaymarie Kreidel and Witch Hunter the MVPs of the Preakness

Kaymarie Kreidel and her off-track Thoroughbred Witch Hunter

When Bodexpress acted up in the starting gate, throwing jockey John Velasquez, outrider Kaymarie Kreidel and her off-track Thoroughbred Witch Hunter sprung into action. The former jockey and her former racehorse knew better than most how to go after a loose horse and, equally important, how to keep said loose horse from getting into more […]

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Let’s hope the Preakness is less dramatic than the Derby

Preakness stakes

After all the chaos surrounding this year’s Kentucky Derby — the scratch of Omaha Beach, the torrential rains and muddy track, the near collision between War of Wills and Maximum Security, and the ultimate disqualification of the winner — the lead up to the Preakness has been quiet. The biggest controversy has been about Pimlico […]

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