Freedom the Field Hunter

Yesterday our hunt sponsored a Learn to Hunt clinic. Freedom and I were there, with some other members, to answer questions and demonstrate the behavior of a proper field hunter. I was very proud of Freedom. He behaved impeccably. He worked in the crowd on a loose rein, stood like a statue when asked, and […]

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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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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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Qualities of a Good Hunt Horse

Freedom and I hunted again yesterday and I think I might have another foxhunter! He was a star on Saturday, right up until he cut his front leg. Luckily, he had no lasting effects from the scratch and I was really looking forward to today’s hunt. The fixture is one of my favorites: a mix […]

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What Not to Wear — The Equestrian Version

With apologies to Stacey and Clinton . . . but there’s been a thread on the Chronicle of the Horse that has had me chuckling. I have cared that much about being in style, so predictably, I am a big offender of what not to wear when it comes to equestrian sporting attire. But let’s […]

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First Hunt of the Season!

When I got the fixture card in the mail, a few weeks back, I was grinning from ear to ear. Spring hunting is the perfect antidote for chasing out the blahs of winter. After much anticipation, opening day did not disappoint. The weather has been incredible here in the Northeast and the footing was excellent. […]

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