Saturdays are for hunting

After a week of rain, clouds and raw, fall weather, Saturday was a gift: high 50s, sunny and perfect for hunting. Friday I debated which horse to hunt (nice problem!) and decided that since I hadn’t ridden Freedom since Tuesday, he would be too much of a handful. Zelda was pretty feisty too — to […]

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Before the rain

Great day for hunting — shafts of sunlight punctuated by dramatic skies and gorgeous foliage. We rode about 8 miles and while it threatened to rain a few times, the first drops didn’t fall until we were back at the trailers! Thanks to Suzanne for the photo of me on Zelda. I couldn’t stop smiling.

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Adrenaline Rush

There’s nothing like a good gallop to get the adrenaline flowing. I never thought of myself as an adrenaline junkie. I don’t even like to ride particularly fast (okay, some people may disagree). But foxhunting has brought out that side of me. Now I need to have that thrill of the chase. It’s probably due […]

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Fall Hunting at its Best

Tuesday mornings are tight for hunting. First thing in the morning I hitch the trailer. Next I drive my daughter to school (without the trailer, that would be way too embarrassing for the high school, although I did occasionally pull the trailer to the middle school). Then it’s off to the barn to feed, groom […]

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Freedom hunts today

Today was Freedom’s turn to hunt. I took him out and galloped him a couple of times this week in preparation and figured he was as ready as he was going to be.  I love the territory we hunted today. It’s not a long hunt, but it’s very pretty, ending along a small pond that […]

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First Fall Hunt

Today was the first day of our fall hunt season and you couldn’t have asked for a better day. It was cool, sunny and spectacular! I decided to ride Zelda because Freedom’s exuberance level has been a bit too high without hunting . . . I wasn’t sure how much fun it would be to […]

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