Monthly Archives: July 2012

Skaneateles Polo

I became interested in polo when Michele Wells, the leader of my writing group, told me that when she was growing up in John Walsh stood talking to his team, the Shamrocks, and cordially introduced me to the players and … Continue reading

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Summer Riding and the Heat Index

Every summer beginning in June, the horses at Ballentine’s stables are kept in the barn during the heat of the day with turn out at night. Fans are set up to circulate air when temperatures get exceedingly high. Riding routines … Continue reading

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Horses and Motorized Vehicles on PA Roads

Associated Press A couple weeks ago, I rode CJ in the park and circled towards home. The sun, low in the sky cast the setting in muted hues and not a bird or deer could be seen. A tranquil quiet … Continue reading

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Pueblo Indians Acquire Horses

Francisco Vazquez de Coronado began his journey from Compostela Mexico, traveling through SE Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. His quest to find Cibola, the seven cities made of gold, reportedly seen by Friar Marcos de Niza, never materialized. … Continue reading

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