A Very Long Hunt

Zelda has really enjoyed hunting this season. A lot. She has been very full of herself and quite strong. She also has the annoying habit of “rooting” — in other words, she snatches at the reins and tries to pull them out of my hand, mostly because I, god forbid, am trying to balance her […]

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Spring Hunting

This spring we’ve had  short hunting season. We had so much snow on the ground for so long that when it was finally warm enough and dry enough to hunt, neither I nor my horses were in any kind of shape. Now, suddenly, the season is coming to an end (this is the last weekend) […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

When I first read this story, back in the 80s, I had no idea that I would one day take this advice to heart. All I knew was that Cooky McClung was my hero: a woman who could hunt, have a family and still get Thanksgiving dinner on the table. Reading her column in the […]

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Will Neptune Collonges take up hunting?

An update on Neptune Collonges, winner of the 2012 John Smith’s Aintree Grand National appeared in Horse & Hound, reveals that plans are being made for his retirement. The horse is sound, happy and enjoying the adulation of his fans. According to Georgie Nicholls, the wife of “Nipper’s” trainer: “He’ll be seen again doing something […]

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Hunting starts on April 19th and my legs hurt

Freedom and I are officially legging up for the spring hunt season. The fixture card came out yesterday and I’ve already committed the first few weeks to memory. The anticipation of hunting is just so delicious. Of course, the start of hunt season looming on the horizon also has made getting ready for hunting a […]

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