Where/how do you condition your field hunter
Thinking about defecting (back) to field hunting from show hunters. I have many questions, so I'll start with this one:
When you guys are picking a boarding barn or farm to buy, do you think about access to open land and trails? Or do you commit to hauling out for that?
I always looked for barns with trails for my show horses, and I find those becoming more rare. Perhaps we show sissies can survive with the rare trail ride, but how do you guys do it?
As a kid riding in Woodside, CA I always had access to trails, including a good sized mountain and the Guernsey Field/CTETA Horse Park. So I don't know how to keep a field hunter in good conscience without something similar.