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.
Great!! I need to clean out the attic and shed - sell some stuff on Ebay. LOL. I would love to join but hopefully the pony is going to the trainers this winter for a few months to work on jumping. I am already thinking next year, then I can save my $ plus jump stuff when I hunt!!
It sounds like you had a great first time out. I have to agree, resisting is futile! It's an addiction there is no cure for, once afflicted there's no turning back!
Keep us up to date. Don't forget, many of us go Second Flight or Hilltop. There's no need to get out there over fences right away. Often, Second and Third Flights will see just as much hound work as First Flight will!
The nose-mitten hid it just fine, the giveaway was the breeches on fire
Yabbut that wasn't cause I was lying. That was because I was watching Robert Downey Jr and imagining him as one of those butlers mentioned elsewhere. :: considers :: I think he'd look good in breeches and boots---erm, I mean, foxhunting (hehehehe, see how smoothly I got back on topic?).
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