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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A gift at the end of the day

YELLOW TREE

Yesterday was one of those days where things go wrong. The kind of day where you upgrade the operating system on your computer and it wipes your hard drive. The kind of day where you go run errands and realize you left your wallet at home. The kind of day where you wonder why you […]

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