Slow, long miles

Now that it feels like spring and the footing is starting to cooperate, it’s tempting to go out for a good gallop and just shout in delight about the end of winter. Freedom is a horse that keeps a base fitness level at all times. He’s a fidgeter who is constantly on the move. The […]

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Does your horse like to buck?

Very rarely does Freedom buck. He bounces, but he doesn’t buck. I never have to worry if he starts to drop his head which is probably a good thing. I know that if he put some effort into it, he could launch me into Connecticut. Some people enjoy a buck or two. They see it […]

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Keep your cell phone on you!

For the second time in the last six weeks I got a call from someone who was out riding, got thrown, and was hurt in a field. The first time it happened I was away and unable to help; tonight, I jumped in my car and drove right over. The woman who had been thrown […]

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A very young rider

This photo shows that my addiction to horses started when I was two. And it’s all my father’s fault. Although my father was not a rider, he took me riding several times at a place where you could rent a horse and ride in the field next to the barn. I must have asked him […]

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Riding in the rain . . . with glasses

To say that I’m near sighted is an understatement. My vision is so bad that I always travel with at least one spare pair of glasses. I certainly couldn’t drive without them, and riding without them is challenging. Contact lenses? My eyes gave up on those years ago! This has been a hard spring for […]

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It’s a bright shiny green day

Today is just picture perfect. The trees and the grass are so green in the sunlight that they just glow. Freedom gleamed like a new penny. Great way to start the day!

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