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Rockin’ N Stables and Ranch, Athens PA

Saturday morning, October 18, promised a few raindrops and overcast skies. The weather, perfect for riding, was in the high 50’s. Pepper whinnied to her pasture buddies as I brushed her down and saddled up. I pulled on a rain … Continue reading

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Rolling Horses and Tall Grass

A few autumn leaves still cling to tree branches; although most have fallen blanketing the trails with a carpet of color. Thanksgiving approaches and looking back on the year, a few events stand out as unforgettable. The summer proved to … Continue reading

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Bathing Horses

One delightful summer activity we enjoy is giving the horses a cool down bath at the end of a ride. When the temperature tips into the eighty’s even the late afternoon can be hot and muggy. The horses sweat and … Continue reading

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Horses Do Lie Down

In the middle of June the weather started to heat up, so riding became either an early morning or late afternoon activity. One morning, around 8:00, Emma and I were at Horse Heaven. The horses were still in the barn … Continue reading

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The Allusive Bear

The first week in June, Karen, Emma and I saddled up and rode towards Round Top Park. The road passed between a trailer and a white, clapboard farm house. Just after we passed the farm house on Sutliff Hill Road, … Continue reading

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Riding the Wind

Frigid temperatures faded gradually blending into cool March weather. The sky filled with white puffy clouds, moving rapidly across the sky and casting shadows on the ground. Instead of wearing my winter outfit, I pulled on a sweatshirt and headed … Continue reading

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Riding with Marilyn and Sam

Marilyn bought Sam from a cowboy who for relaxation rode up into the hills with a six-pack of beer. But what he really enjoyed was team penning. Team penning is a western riding event that gives a team of three … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Ride

Mother’s Day 2011 was a beautiful spring day with sunny skies and balmy weather. A lot of rain had fallen in the past few weeks, and it was nice to have a day with clear skies. All the rain has … Continue reading

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The Goat

Marilyn and I first saw the miniature goat last fall when the trees were ablaze with color. On our way back to the barn, we rode down Weaver Road past the Slocum farm. A small fat goat with long horns … Continue reading

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The Boy Scouts Camp at Roundtop

April 10, 2011 The sky was overcast but it was comfortably warm when Karen and I headed for the park. We packed our cameras in pouches and took pictures along the way. Into the park we trotted pass the pond … Continue reading

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