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Riding the Berkshires

“Uphill fast, downhill slow, on the level let ‘em go”



Photographs by Donna DeMari

Many of my favorite riding trails were once remote logging routes, two-track dirt roads that led horse-drawn carts from one verdant valley—up and over a ridge—down to another open spread of farmland. I imagine that these woods are still similar to the way they were over a hundred years ago, awesome and quiet, like nature’s chapel, flickering with bird song and filtered light.  My trusty Missouri Foxtrotter, Barranca, always seems to know where he’s going as if it were a primal instinct. A horse’s memory is profound.

Riding with Johnny Snyder is truly an adventure. He is usually dressed to the nines in some rock-star outfit and ready to go. One day we were invited to explore a property in West Stockbridge, and as we climbed the steep trails, we suddenly found ourselves in a fairyland of blooming mountain laurel. I had never seen such a display.

Johnny is new to the sport, but already he has taken to galloping his horse, Cowboy, barefoot, bareback and bitless. Far surpassing the average novice, he never turns down an invitation to push his limits, whether it is a local fox hunt or a polo match. Sometimes I wonder why a world-class expedition leader is content to ride with me.

But we do share a sense of adventure, and are always on exploration alert. We both love riding up mountain trails at a fast-paced gallop, maneuvering through an obstacle course of low-hanging branches, fording streams, the sky bright blue, the height of summer—it doesn’t get much better than this.

Having a two-horse trailer, I am able to drive all over the county to various trailheads. Berkshire Natural Resources Council has preserved a wonderful loop called “Alford Springs,” far from any distraction. I wonder why there aren’t more people out exploring these places. For the most part, we are alone. Imagine cantering through old growth forests with mountain runoff trickling down, following paths along ridge-tops, stopping to take in a distant view of unspoiled rolling hills.  

I have learned a bit more about the forest flora from riding friends—where ripe elderberries can be harvested and made into a delicious, subtle jelly. Along some of these paths, an abundance of sweet fern grows. Crushed in your hands, it releases a subtle peppermint smell, and when the blackberries are ripe at the end of summer, we often swipe a handful as we ride on by, quenching our thirst.

There are also other natural wonders I’ve come upon while riding—a nest with 12 wild turkey eggs, a newborn fawn curled up in the tall grass, a glistening bear cub on the run, the swivel head of a barn owl peering down, and one time, I believe I saw a large grey wolf close to where I had parked my trailer. Still loaded, my horses went crazy—its smell must have been alarming. 

Following well-worn tractor tracks, we stay clear of the cultivated field of corn up on Baldwin Hill, an elevated stretch of unconfined space, where field yields to open field, and hedgerows are filled with the scent of wild rose, a full view of our majestic mountains beyond. Up here on the hill, I sink into the rhythm of my horse and become more in touch with my instinctive self, more alert to my surroundings. At the right time of year, you can witness birds in migration—wheeling flocks burst in the sky above like opening chrysanthemums, swooping into ever-changing forms.

Once you know a trail well, you can ride with ease—you know where that rusted out culvert is, where a deep hole has been marked with a stick. You know which paths are blocked by massive fallen trees, or where the ground becomes too muddy to traverse. Any sign of a mood is swept away and you are lifted into another realm. After an hour in the saddle, you feel rejuvenated, cleared, ready for anything. 

In Great Barrington, it takes just minutes to leave the backed-up traffic on Main Street. Hayley Road leads to a path that rambles down to the falling waters of the Green River. On a hot summer day, the horses enjoy crossing the stream here, taking a drink, wading downriver and soothing their hooves.

The conservation property off of Hickory Hill is a wholly different destination. With its tall pine trees and needle-laden paths, it is refreshingly cool in summer. From these trails, wandering past the old lumber mill, we are soon out on the fields behind the Rudolf Steiner School. But as we attempt to find another access to the river, a local farmer comes zooming out across the land on his four-wheeler, startling the horses as he warns us off. 

Johnny wants to ride to Wheatleigh someday for a champagne brunch, and I’m game, but for now we settle on a more down-home snack trip to the top of Mount Tom Ball, where the horses can also take a break, girths loosened. While Johnny takes a swig of Scotch from his silver flask, I gulp water from a plastic bottle. From up here in the pines, we can look down onto the Alford Valley with its distant barns and meandering brook, and feel like we are a million miles away. I gaze out as far as New York State and scan the various areas where I have ridden, feeling an intimate connection to this landscape, not because I’ve driven past it, but because I have ridden over it. 

Having explored the Berkshires on horseback for over 30 years, I have to admit that some things have changed. At one point I wanted to start a “Save the Dirt Roads Society,” for most of the old dirt roads were being paved, and many new homes were going up on agricultural land. Some newcomers are horse-friendly, but others are wary. Still, there are many country-minded folks who give us permission to ride over their properties, and for their generosity of spirit I am continually grateful.

Taking in our wide-ranging Berkshire land on horseback is akin to a moving meditation. Witnessing life as it passes always makes me want to enter the moment, and what better way to do that than riding out into nature, out into the elements, breathing in the forest air. Even if there are risks, they are well worth taking, for mishaps are few, and the benefits and joys of riding are always abundant.


An Equine’s Perspective

Plenty of locations are available to  learn how to ride or to spend time exploring the Berkshire landscape. Here are some:

  • Aspinwall Equestrian Center offers Berkshire Horseback Adventures from one hour to half a day  to overnight; 293 Main St., Lenox; 413-637-4894 
  • Bellwether Stables has lessons, boarding, a summer riding program, and student horse shows; 136 Old Richmond Rd., Pittsfield; 413-717-2433
  • Blue Rider Stables has lessons and workshops for children and adults, and a therapeutic riding program for people with disabilities; 15 Farm Ln., South Egremont; 413-528-5299 
  • Blythewood Stables offers lessons and training, horses for sale or lease, and horse shows and clinics; 382 Churchill St., Pittsfield; 413-499-7964
  • Harmony Hill is a quality horse show barn with horses for sale, and a sister barn in Florida; 138A Seekonk Cross Rd., Great Barrington; 413-528-4034
  • Undermountain Farm gives lessons, pony rides, and offers horse boarding; 400 Under Mountain Rd., Lenox; 413-637-3365;

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Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

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Cost: Free

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Pequot Library
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Cost: Free

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Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

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Bruce Museum
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Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext.115
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Cost: Free

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Cost: $5 per player

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Cost: Free

Where:
MASS MoCA
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Cost: $17 / $10 everyone 21 and under (Box Office only)

Where:
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14 Castle Street
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Cost: Free

Where:
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10 Titus Road
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Telephone: 212 255 6247
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The opening reception is on January 20 from 4-6pm at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. This is a juried exhibition of student, amateur and professional photographers. The exhibition will be on view...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave.
Waveny Park
New Canaan , CT  06840
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Part of our “Native American Story Telling Series” featuring Master Story Teller, Jonathan Kruk ‘STORY OF THE THREE SISTERS – BEANS, SQUASH, AND CORN’. ...

Cost: $10

Where:
Westmoreland Sanctuary
260 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Mount Kisco, NY  10549
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Telephone: 914-6668448
Contact Name: Westmoreland Sanctuary
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CYNTHIA-REEVES presents Regeneration, on view from December 2nd – January 27th, featuring sculptural and wall-based works by Jessica Drenk.  The artist will be at the gallery...

Cost: FREE

Where:
CYNTHIA-REEVES
1315 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA  01247
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Class Description:  If you love the big, bold flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon wine by itself, then learn how to enhance your dishes with that flavor you love.  The dishes on this menu are...

Cost: $100

Where:
Hunt Hill Farm
44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT  06776
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Sponsor: Hunt Hill Farm
Telephone: 860.355.0300
Contact Name: Deborah Miller
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We kick off the new FTC Comedy Presents series with the energetic, loud, never understated and always funny, Nathan Macintosh. The Canadian has performed at major comedy festivals, been on late...

Cost: Price:$29 No Member Discount

Where:
Fairfield Theatre Company StageOne
70 Sanford Street
Fairfield, CT  06824
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Live Jazz Night with local Musician Michael-Louis Smith at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door Visit the link below or call 203 594 3638 for tickets...

Cost: Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave.
Waveny Park
New Canaan , CT  06840
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Take a trip to outer space with Quindar — Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multimedia duo synch electronic...

Cost: $5-$30

Where:
MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA  01247
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The Westport Arts Center continues its tradition of bringing the best of international talent to Fairfield County with a special concert by the acclaimed Juilliard String Quartet on Saturday,...

Cost: Advance: $40 Members/$50 Non-Members; $60 At Door

Where:
Westport Arts Center
51 Riverside Avenue
Westport, CT  06880
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Sponsor: Joyce Pauker
Telephone: 203-222-7070
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Opening Act: Gabrielle Cacciola Pepsi Rock Series Powered by xfinity The Lords of 52nd Street are Liberty Devitto, Richie Cannata, and Russell Javors, who along with the late Doug Stegmeyer...

Cost: $38

Where:
Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Telephone: (203) 438-5795
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The Byrde + the b is pleased to announce the opening of Jivan Wolf master jeweler from 4-7 pm on Saturday December 2, 2017 and runs through Jan 31, 2018. Jivan Wolf hand fabricates jewelry...

Cost: Free

Where:
Byrde + the b
10 Titus Road
Washington Depot, CT  06793
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Sponsor: Byrde + the b
Telephone: 212 255 6247
Contact Name: Steven Miller
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Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut December 2, 2017 – March 4, 2018 The early 1960s marked a significant turning point in American printmaking: the rise of communal studios provided...

Cost: $10 adult, $8 senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-869-0376
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