Tired in a good way

Freedom and I are both tired. Very tired. For the first time in three weeks our Tuesday hunt was not rained out. The rain gods spared us until this afternoon when the heavens opened but I was back at the barn when the first drops just started to fall — nearly five hours after I […]

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Glorious spring hunting

Saturday was picture perfect hunting. The weather was great. The hounds were spot on and we got to watch them work the scent quite a bit. Although we worried that the heat would cause the scent to evaporate but instead it remained, elusive but strong enough to make them work for it. I love the […]

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It’s hard to hunt without your bridle

I’m usually very organized during hunt season. I keep essentials in my trailer and I have spares of most of the truly important things. This morning, I broke with my routine and paid the price. When I looked in my trailer tack room this morning I found that my bit wasn’t clean enough. So, I […]

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Freedom the energizer bunny hunts historic Lincoln

After a three hour hunt last Sunday and a hack on Monday, I assumed Freedom would be tired when we hunted on Tuesday. It was a hunt right in my backyard and I planned to hack to the cast. It was going to be in the high 60s and I was pretty relaxed about it. […]

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Sneaking in under the weather

With an unusually early Nor’easter working its way up the East Coast, there were a ton of cancellations. But not our hunt. This morning dawned raw and cold but dry and we had the good fortune to sneak in under the impending weather. Good news because this is a territory we only hunt once a […]

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A tired horse is a happy horse

After two weeks on Doxy, Freedom started to feel like himself so I decided that I would hunt this weekend, but take it easy and not jump him. Saturday promised to be a fantastic day to hunt — and it didn’t disappoint. It was a picture perfect, sunny day in the mid-70s. After a week […]

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Early fall hunting is the best

Saturday was one of those perfect riding days. It was clear and crisp, without a bug in sight. In foxhunting terms, we are “cubbing”. Traditionally in the early fall this is when you take out the hounds, who have been mostly roaded or walked over the summer, and get them fit. It’s a time to […]

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It’s almost Thanksgiving

But I’m going to give thanks today! I am grateful for having a horse that makes hunting so much fun. The last few hunts Freedom has been such a pleasure to hunt. He’s been calm, focused, sure footed and has jumped like a deer. I can’t believe how far he’s come just from the spring […]

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