Here comes the Sun!

Finally the sun

After so, so much rain we finally had a proper spring day. Temps in the low 60s, a light breeze, and sun, glorious sun. Don’t they say, never look a gift horse in the mouth? Must mean that you have to ride two horses to get double the sun. Freedom is the best horse to […]

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Watching the leaves unfurl

The onset of spring happens in a tumble of blossoms and buds. It’s as if the plants can’t wait to unfurl after a New England winter of ice and snow. Today, the trees — bare just days ago — are covered with baby red leaves, glimmering in the sun. The sky and the pond melted […]

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Spring Fever

It’s finally warming up here in New England. After last year, riding in the snow (and potential ice) lost its appear for me, so I waited for it to melt. But now that it’s warm enough to ride, the horses are experiencing spring fever in the worst way. There’s a lot of snorting, spooking and […]

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Happy to be Riding

I haven’t been riding much this winter. For one thing, I have a lingering fear of riding in icy conditions. Not sure I’ll ever get over that! But also I’ve been traveling a lot and when I’m home, it’s hard to get motivate to ride in temperatures under 20 degrees. However, we had a few […]

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Winter Dance

The sun drops out of the sky so quickly now. By four thirty, it’s dark. But there is a magical moment just before that happens where the light dances on the trees as they sway gently in the wind. The silver birches glow and and shimmer and for just those moments you can almost forget […]

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A Very Tired Horse

Zelda yawning

Zelda was tuckered out after our ride yesterday. So was I. Although I’ve been riding regularly, I haven’t been out for a two hour ride for way too long. A few friends came over to join us on the trails and we had a great time gallivanting. The only downside is that it was too […]

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Stretching our Wings

I wrote earlier about My New Relationship with Fear, I described my strategy of slowly, but surely expanding our circle of distance and experience. Last week, I took Freedom on his first off-site trip since before the accident. This poor horse has been relegated to riding mostly in the ring because he’s just not as […]

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