A last taste of summer

We had a beautiful day last week that happened to coincide with a hunt. It was a bit of a drive but who could complain about riding in the sun when it’s in the low 60s? Especially as it had been so cold overnight that there had been ice on the water tank? Zelda was […]

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Indian summer

This is the fall that keeps on giving. Hunting down by the Concord River in temperatures that approached the mid 70s, it was hard to believe that it was the first week of November! I feel badly that I haven’t clipped my horses yet this fall. Usually by this time they are sporting their “racing […]

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Exploring new territories

This has been the best fall that I can remember. It’s November 1st and there is still an abundance of color and a warmth in the air that makes you forget that Winter is lurking. Saturday’s hunt was (again) the perfect fall day. The air was crisp with the smell of apples and damp leaves, […]

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The squeal is back

In the heat of the summer, Zelda was pretty placid. There was none of the running, the bucking, the rearing, and, most importantly the squealing. She makes a ridiculous high pitched squeal that is quite unladylike and sounds particularly absurd coming from such a big horse. Now that we’veĀ  had some cool mornings. The squeal […]

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As fall hunt season winds down

In September the fall season stretches ahead and the possibilities seem infinite. Thanksgiving is a long way off and the weather is more like summer than winter. Now, as the season winds down I’ve had to break out my heavy weight Melton and brace against the winds. Saturday was the annual blessing of the hounds […]

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If only I could paint . . . or fun with Photoshop

I see so many beautiful things when I’m out riding — we ride through such exquisite landscapes, enjoy the different seasons and experience the natural world up close and personal. I wish that I had the talent to pain what I see. I enjoy taking photographs, but on horseback (and especially on a horse that […]

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Is it worth it?

Some mornings the idea of hunting is daunting. Especially Tuesday mornings. Last Tuesday, I had my doubts about the hunt. We’d hunted the territory recently and I was running behind schedule. I had driven my daughter to school, stopped to feed the horses, hitched my trailer and left coffee for my husband. It was already […]

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