Indian summer

This is the fall that keeps on giving. Hunting down by the Concord River in temperatures that approached the mid 70s, it was hard to believe that it was the first week of November! I feel badly that I haven’t clipped my horses yet this fall. Usually by this time they are sporting their “racing […]

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Exploring new territories

This has been the best fall that I can remember. It’s November 1st and there is still an abundance of color and a warmth in the air that makes you forget that Winter is lurking. Saturday’s hunt was (again) the perfect fall day. The air was crisp with the smell of apples and damp leaves, […]

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A near miss

As you can tell from these pages, I love to take photos when I’m hunting. I’m lucky that, for the most part, my horses are agreeable to the one-hand-on-the-reins method. Of course, hunting is unpredictable and this past weekend, I had a near miss that almost sent me flying. We were halfway through the hunt […]

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The best of fall hunting

I haven’t hunted much this fall but Monday’s Columbus Day Hunt was so spectacular that it made up for the missed days. It was a magnificent warm day and the fall foliage is at its peak here in New England. I was a bit worried that Zelda would be a handful but she made a […]

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The squeal is back

In the heat of the summer, Zelda was pretty placid. There was none of the running, the bucking, the rearing, and, most importantly the squealing. She makes a ridiculous high pitched squeal that is quite unladylike and sounds particularly absurd coming from such a big horse. Now that we’veĀ  had some cool mornings. The squeal […]

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Finally, some cooler weather

After last winter I’m not complaining about the heat, but we had a stretch of hot, sticky weather that made riding uncomfortable. Between the humidity and the deerflies, the safest option was to hose off the horses and find air conditioning. Yesterday, we had one of those magical summer days where it was warm, sunny […]

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