This is a very challenging 9-mile hike. Do not attempt this hike unless you are fully prepared. Do not attempt this hike if it is icy or rainy and stay within your group. Shenandoah Park Emergency Number (800-732-0911) In the event of an emergency, please note the closest […]
Emily Carter Mitchell
Emily Mitchell is a outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, wildlife and nature photography. As an award winning and published photojournalist her work can be seen in a variety of publications, book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.
I was driving down the road this morning, and while waiting at a stop light, I looked into the car ahead of me. Surprise, surprise, there were two cats inside going for a lovely car ride with their owner. One was sitting on the driver’s lap, looking […]
It’s all about creating a balance in your life. Balance in all aspects of your life. Creating an environment where you can work hard and play hard. Always make sure you plan how you spend your time, so that you can maximize the amount of time you can […]
Beautiful and graceful, the Tundra Swan elegantly glides along the Chesapeake Bay during its winter holiday from Alaska. Also known as the Whistling Swan, the Tundra Swan is known to be native to the bay area. Every winter they fly nearly 4,000 miles from Alaska and the northern […]
“Equestrian art, perhaps more than any other, is closely related to the wisdom of life. Many of the same principles may be applied as a line of conduct to follow. The horse teaches us self-control, constancy and the ability to understand what goes on in the mind and […]
From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a horse”. Or,” that’s a lot of money for just a horse.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a horse.” Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a horse,” […]
This is one of a series of 9 hikes that one of our most illustrious members, Dan McQueen, created. Together, these nine hikes traverse the entire Appalachian Trail in the state of Maryland. Led on a very chilly early January day by Reuben Dagold, this out-and-back hike travels […]
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January 1st of the New Year…the dreaded day for all of us who dream of a healthier and more fit lifestyle. So many new year resolutions are to either lose weight or get fit. Today we get a double whammy because not only is it the 1st of […]
“If the art were not so difficult we would have plenty of good riders and excellently ridden horses, but as it is the art requires, in addition to everything else, character traits that are not combined in everyone: inexhaustible patience, firm perseverance under stress, courage combined with quiet […]