Six weeks after having surgery on my wrist I’ve finally been released from “stall rest” and thoroughly enjoyed a four-mile hack through the fall foliage. Zelda was content to meander along the trails and the weather was perfect. Thankfully, we are having unseasonably warm weather right now in New England and I’m planning to take […]
Living outside of Boston we are surrounded by history. Today, the Old North Bridge Hounds rode out of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass. The Inn has been open since 1716 but it became famous when Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made the tavern the gathering place of his 1863 book, Tales of a Wayside Inn […]
After the long, cold winter I have really been enjoying spring. Our small part of Massachusetts is incredibly beautiful — especially when everything is vibrantly green with new growth. We’ve had just about the ideal combination of rain and sun and everything is growing like crazy. On Sunday, it was a perfect day for a […]
I’m thinking that Freedom would completely lose it when we had to walk over the tarp in between the tires, so we wouldn’t get very far! Zelda seems like she might do better. So far haven’t run into anything that really scares her.
Some days it’s a struggle to find time to ride. Work and car pools can take over. I’m lucky enough to work at home and lucky to have so much control over my schedule. But even so, these fleeting last warm days of fall are slipping through my fingers. So that’s why I ended up […]
There’s been a thread on the COTH forum recently about how hard it is to find a good trail horse. A horse that’s sane, brave and safe. Most of my horses have been great on the trails, if not immediately, then eventually, but Zelda is proving to be a candidate for one of the best. […]
Last Saturday I left the safety of the enclosed paddock and ventured out on the trails with Sheldon. To stack the odds in our favor, we waited for a day when Curly could be the lead horse. Sheldon loves Curly. Most horses seem to but Sheldon has become extremely attached to her. The attraction started […]