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judith onparker the perfectJudith on Parker, the Perfect

With the close of the recent hunting season, I’m feeling the need for some deep reflection since I fell six times. That’s right—six times—this season! Read on, as I evaluate each fall and its root cause.

Fall # 1: I was behind Ken Trogden when he and his horse, Moseby, took a bad jump over the coop into Gentlemen’s Hill. Ken hit the ground on landing and broke his wrist. My horse, Parker, and I were landing after jumping the coop just as Ken hit the ground and his air vest deployed. Parker spun at the sight and sound. I almost stuck it but, in the end, had to bail. When I ask myself how this ride went, I can hear Barbara Lee, one of my riding instructors, in my head, “You were following too close!” Okay. Mea Culpa.

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# Cheryl Microutsicos 2020-03-30 09:56
Wow, you'll need the summer to recover! Love your story telling, sorry about the falls :-)
# Judith Wilson 2020-04-02 15:10
Thanks, Cheryl!
# Clarice Jones Tate 2020-04-02 18:29
Judy! Really? Six times? But I might hold the record for falls in one hunt, three . Glad you're OK, you are OK, right? :lol:
# Judith Wilson 2020-04-27 11:11
Hi, Clarice. Yes, I'm good. I hope three falls in one hunt is the record. I feel for you but really pity any poor soul who might hold a higher record! Take care!
# C. Thompson Pardoe 2020-04-23 16:05
Nicely told and my best to you Epp and the Belle Meade Hunt. Hopefully, we will reconvene in 2021.
# Judith Wilson 2020-04-27 11:12
Thank you! We hope so, too!

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