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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The Hunt Whip

When I was a kid I had a book called “Winning your Spurs.” Being given your spurs was the sign that you had become an experienced rider; you had arrived. I rarely wear spurs these days (except when riding Zelda). But on Tuesday, when I was loaned a hunt whip and given the chance to […]

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Front row seat

Tuesday was our second hunt of the season. After¬† an unseasonably cold winter, we’re enjoying an unusually warm week. It was¬† 75 degrees today — almost too hot! But I’m not complaining. The territory we hunted today is a beautiful one with lots of open fields for galloping. We had a very small group which […]

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The first 90 seconds

Saturday ended up being the first hunt of the season. After all my fears and concerns for Tuesday’s hunt, the forecast was thunderstorms and we didn’t ride. I appreciated having a bit of extra time to prepare myself and Freedom. A few more rides under our belt and a few more days to plan my […]

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Spring fever

Tomorrow is the first day of the Spring cubbing season and I have a dilemma. The long winter has left me with two horses that aren’t really ready to hunt. Icy conditions followed by shoe sucking mud have limited trail rides to walks. I’m all for walking as it’s a great way to build a […]

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Out Foxed

What a great gift for your favorite Foxhunter! Too bad it’s more expensive than most of my horses, but it really is fabulous. Visit the Etsy Shop where this is sold.

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Blessing of the hounds was blessed with a beautiful day

On Saturday our hunt held its annual Blessing of the Hounds ceremony. This practice, which was brought to America in the 17th century dates back to the century and to celebrations associated with St. Hubert, the Patron saint of hunting. At the ceremony the hounds, the riders and the horses are blessed in hopes of […]

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