OMG. So Much FUN! Foxhunting 101. Newbie!
I went to foxhunting 101 this past Saturday. I have to say what a BLAST! I have always thought foxhunting looked fun and can not wait until this Saturday for 102.
I rode 2nd flight practicing with the group. My pony got a little excited cantering. He was having to work to keep up with the big guys and then first flight went by he thought joining that speed would be fun! I moved to 3rd flight when they released the hounds and did a mock hunt. Back there he was doing a very slow canter to keep up (more because he wanted to slow canter than fast trot!). It was beautiful watching the hounds work and the horses galloping.
Also everyone was so friendly, nice and helpful.
If you ever wanted to try it go for it! To those that already do thank you for allowing the newbies a opportunity to learn and for your sportsmanship and horsemanship.
Hunting is calling your name
You can hunt this year without jumping. You would want to take it slow the first year anyway to give both you and your horse a chance to learn the game.