So tempting - first hunt- report pt 13, question pt 16, btw
I am so torn - at last moment's notice a friend who caps with a nearby hunt suggested I should come along ... tomorrow! I am so excited at the idea (couldn't sleep last night!) but I am so unprepared equipment-wise. I only have a wintec saddle...I don't own a jacket or nice shirt...I have a pair of black boots but they don't quite fit right and will probably leave me bleeding...
Fitness and training-wise we are decently prepared - we ride 7-10 miles several days a week and have ridden in some company (4-6 horses) and ridden several hunter-paces. We don't jump, but it sounds like that isn't an issue if I go with the hilltoppers anyway.
Should I sacrifice a good part of my work day trying to pull together the gear I need and give it a go? Or just start making plans to be prepared for next year? By next year I would also have a trailer of my own, so would be more flexible about transporting myself to events without having to depend on a friend who happens to be going.
My friend assured me it is not super formal this time of year, especially on a weekday, but I would need to organize some quick purchases or loans today if I were to try.
Sigh. What to do??? :)
Cool, another convert I'm sure
We want a full report!
We don't start until the 20th. I'm chomping at the bit. At this point I might even be termed a puller. I already have a guest that wants to come hunt with me. Cant' wait.
Thanks for a great report
Sounds like you have drunk the koolaide and are a full convert.
Your mare sounds great.
If you have a hunt close enough to hack to you are very lucky.