The Bugs are gone

The bugs are gone

Why am I smiling? The bugs are finally gone. The deer flies, which make riding a miserable experience during the summer, have vanished, along with the super high temperatures and humidity. Finally a day when I could meet up with friends and enjoy a summer ride. Zelda was glad to have the company. She was […]

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A Mother’s Day Ride

Mother's Day Ride

This is the first time in eight years that I’ve enjoyed a Mother’s Day Ride. For the past eight years, I’ve spent Mother’s Day at crew regattas, cheering one of my kids on. It’s become a tradition. However, with both my kids living away and my daughter’s crew season cancelled, today was a good day […]

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The Trail Wars have Begun

Trail wars created by manure

In the town next to mine, a rail trail recently opened — and now the trail wars have begun. With non-essential business and schools closed, traffic on all the trails has increased significantly. My daughter and I walked a couple of miles on this section of the rail-trail last week and decided it was a […]

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Some wet saddle blankets

After rolling

We’ve had a few nice warm days and it’s been time to start Zelda back into regular work. When it’s in the 50s, you don’t want to¬† miss the opportunity to be outside in the sun. Not that she agrees. Yesterday, we had a few, well, disagreements about her work ethic. We had been out […]

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A Warm Winter’s Day

Warm Winter's Day

I got my Christmas present early: a day warm enough to ride in just a fleece sweater. There’s just a hint of snow left — mostly slush — and the sun felt warm on my face. Zelda reminded me that she was still wearing a full winter coat, so we took a walk and enjoyed […]

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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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Zelda and the Blustery Day

Blustery day

Today was the first sunny day after a week of rain. So what if the wind was blowing at typhoon levels. Okay, maybe not that high, but enough to wonder if you might fall over. I had to ride. I’ve had a long tough week with very limited horse time. So I started with a […]

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A Hack with Friends

Hacking in Great Brook

This fall has been busy, with no time yet to hunt. However, Zelda and I did manage to go out for a nice hack with our hunting friends this week. It was an overcast day, but warm. And the fall foliage still glowed. We met at one of our local state parks — which is […]

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