I've got a nice gelding who I want someone else to "teach" to hunt. He's well trained over fences and on the flat, and I just want him to get exposed to hounds, large groups, and the excitement of it all with a competent person who has hunted forever and is good with introducing a horse to hunting. Any suggestions are appreciated!
There is a man named Paul Striberry who is in MD (I think) or somewhere close to there.
I can't find his contact info right now, but there was an article about him in Covertside a year or so ago, and you could probably google him.
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I second Bonnie. But if she's full try Debbie Welch, also with ODH also superb. Email me for her info if you wish. betsyp at crosslink.net
Paul does not have a farm so his 'starting hunters' is not quite what you're looking for, I'll bet.
I sent my young green bean to my neighbor -- a young event rider trying to get established -- while I was out of town. Not for hunting, but just to hack and really get him going. He did a fabulous job with him and was very quiet, kind and patient. I know he does also start hunt horses for folks, as well. His name is Jon Sonkin, JAS Stables in Lincoln, Va. (just a few miles south of Purcellville) If interested, PM me and i will pass along his cell number.....
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