We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Nice pub to stop by after a morning riding over hill and dale. h/t, Theo. I wish we had their like here. Nice trimming of the thatch on top.
The only place I know of around here where you can tie your horse up and go in for breakfast or lunch is The Bedford Post in the prosperous horsey village of Bedford, NY. The area has linking riding trails everywhere. You can ride for many hours because the trail system has rights of way through both public and private lands.
Bedford was originally part of CT. Somehow, it got away. Given their property taxes, their Westchester County taxes, and their NYS taxes, I'll bet they regret it now. Here's the Bedford Post Inn and restaurants (good for breakfast, too expensive for dinner):
Lots of places hereabouts where you can tie up a horse outside the restaurant or store or both. Of course, usually there's a buggy attached to the horse, but not always. Some of the Amish young bucks ride in alone on their horse, but usually they are more sociable and come in groups.