Back in the Saddle Again

Out at the ranch, Reagan is reading and finally riding

Day after day, network crews restlessly peer down from their perch in the Santa Ynez Mountains, looking for photo opportunities at the adobe ranch buildings three miles distant that serve as Ronald Reagan's Western White House. But thick swirls of morning fog and shimmering waves of afternoon heat obscure their camera view, and the subject stays half hidden in the shade.

On doctors' orders, Reagan restricted his exercise to leisurely strolls with Wife Nancy. Then last Saturday the President obliged the network crews by appearing on horseback with Nancy and five others. Wearing jodhpurs, plaid shirt and a baseball-style hat, Reagan...

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