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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Zelda goes hunting

I’ve been trying to get Zelda out in the hunt field for the past two weeks. Finally, this week, the stars aligned. My trailer brakes are fixed, the weather was perfect, and I had no conflicts. Tuesday was the last hunt of the season and I was determined that she would see some action. I […]

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