Getting fit after the holidays

I don’t know about you, but the holidays have left me feeling like a couch potato. It doesn’t help that we’re in the midst of a “polar vortex” which is weather-speak for too-damn-cold-to-go-outside. It’s all I can do to get the horses fed in the morning before my hands and toes freeze into uncooperative lumps.  […]

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Two days and counting

Our Spring hunting season starts this Wednesday and I’ve been in count down mode now for the past few weeks. I’ve gathered together my cubbing clothes. I’ve polished my boots. I’ve cleaned my tack. I’ve checked the tire pressure on my trailer tires. I’ve been taking Freedom on conditioning rides. My conclusion? Freedom is plenty […]

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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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Two nice days in a row and the riding was fine

I can’t remember the last time we had two spectacular riding days in a row. The ice is gone, the trails aren’t completely under water and the sun was out. Freedom is much improved. Yesterday I worked him in our local ring (the footing was surprisingly good) and although he felt a tad short on […]

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Yoga for equestrians

Today I was invited to attend a yoga class by a friend — neat idea, she sponsored a class for her birthday and invited friends to help her celebrate. I haven’t taken a yoga class for probably a decade but I thought this was a great opportunity to socialize and, at the very least, stretch. […]

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