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Linda Novak Scruton aboard Nate

Ex-racehorses her safest ride

Linda Novak Scruton is not exactly an equestrian daredevil. Whether it’s her personality that makes her naturally leery of spooky horses or family considerations that come from being a wife and mother, Scruton reflexively tempers her all-out love of horses with a desire to be safe at all times. Admitting she can be a little nervous in the saddle, Scruton did not do what so many equally cautious riders have done—seek out high-priced Warmblood dealers for the ideal “cool, calm, and collected,” equine. Instead, she found her bombproof babies off racetracks. “This week I rode in a windstorm that knocked […]