Getting your Mojo back

Zelda

I’m recovered enough from my accident that I no longer thing about my injuries. There are a few things my ankle or my shoulder object to doing, but mostly I feel pretty good. Harder than recovering from the physical issues has been dealing with the residual anxiety. I have a pretty active imagination, and a […]

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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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A hunting we shall go!

Zelda before the Hunt

This morning, when I walked into my kitchen there was a fox in my backyard. A pretty healthy adult, who wandered around, hunting chipmonks. I figured it was an omen. I’ve been looking for the right day to hunt since last fall — it had to be not too cold, not too muddy, not too […]

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Hunt Season is Starting without Me

Norfolk Hunt club

Today was the first day of Spring hunting. Sadly, I’m not quite ready yet. In most ways, I’m recovered. I no longer have to think about how I’m going to stand up from a chair. I can walk on all kinds of uneven ground without worrying that I’ll fall. I can hike for miles and […]

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Celebrating Fall

Fall foliage

What better way to celebrate fall in New England than out foxhunting among the foliage. While I’m not in the saddle, I can at least take photos, and today I caught the waning colors of leaf season. It looked like an excellent day to be chasing hounds!  

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10 years later

Kronefurst

The universe is messing with me today. You know how Facebook brings up old posts? Well Shutterfly does it with photos. The ones they served up to me today, were of my beautiful Trakehner gelding, Kronefust. He was already on my mind. Earlier this week I took photos at a hunt — the last territory […]

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Tally Ho!

If you’ve never had the pleasure of listening to the hounds as they lock onto a scent and “give tongue,” then spend 75 seconds and watch the video above. Today was a fabulous day for hunting — crisp, clear and yesterday’s rain meant that the ground held the scent perfectly. Note: to people not familiar […]

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