Posts Tagged ‘blunnies’

Big, fat, fluffy snowflakes have been falling for what seems like eternity. While the cedars and pines look stunning, I couldn’t help but worry what the pathways to the paddocks would look like. The accumulating snow already made it difficult to open the gates all the way – more snow would only make it worse. […]

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… especially these two little girls. They’ve done a fabulous job teaching Daphne the pony to groove away the winter blues! Watch Dancing Daphne here!

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It’s been a while since I was last reminded to be a “disciplined” rider. Having been on a semi-scattered winter training program, I have been spending more time riding on my own, within the confines of an indoor arena. While I’m endlessly grateful for the opportunity to continue working while snow blows outside, I’m a […]

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My steadfast, ever-ready “shit-kickers” have failed me. Time has gotten the best of the once-supple leather that took years to form right to my foot.  The usual warmth and security I had come to love has been has been replaced with a gaping tear between the sole and the body, as well as deep puncture […]

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Barnaby Bones, Mark Leslie & Jenny Jelen - Photo by Joro Photography

“I tried to leave” is a common theme for those from the Sudbury region. People often vow to move away, but something about the Nickel City keeps luring them back. Whether it’s the taste of fresh air — or just the sulphur in the air — it’s hard to move beyond the black rocks, endless […]

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Niagara-On-The-Lake from the seat of a bike

Paved ribbons of rural road stretch as far as the eye can see, edged with rows of fruit and grape trees. Plants bud in the warm spring air, stretching up along the trellises. Rows and rows of vines disappear off in the distance, fading into small patches of (what must certainly be enchanted) forests. As […]

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“No,” I sheepishly mumbled. No, I hadn’t looked up once this entire ride. As I struggled through a flat session, I asked a fellow rider to throw out ideas or comments about my ride as she saw fit. She didn’t even need a second to think about it — the reason I was struggling was […]

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