So I finally get the go-ahead from DH to purchase 2nd hunt horse. Fine. Pretty decent budget, good so far. Go to the usual websites. Now I'm discouraged. I'm 5'4", first horse is 16.1 draft cross. Can I find another one? Noooooo, all I find in the packer/husband/guest horse catagory are B I G, advertised as draft crosses. I guess they are if what they mean is my draft mare was crossed with another draft, even bigger than she is!
Then there are the will be a packer after you've hunted him ten years "prospects" that haven't even been backed yet.
I found some nice mules though that met my criteria except for species.
not sure what your specific criteria is, but i do know of a nice horse in maryland. feel free to pm me for details and tell me your requirements.
ps, i have no interests/connections to this horse except that i like him, he has hunted and i think his asking price is reasonable!
One thing you can give and still keep is your word.
Hunter's Rest has terrific packers, which she does sell. She consistently finds and makes them for the novice foxhunters as well as those riders who are more advanced. One of my favorites, who isn't for sale, is a retired police horse. Extraordinarily boom proof, probably literally...
Your post doesn't say it has to be currently hunting now but I'm assuming so...in case you will take a chance on a nice draft cross, here is a nice one. Good Fortune 15.3h, not hunted yet, but she's very bold out cross country: http://allforitfarm.com/Allforit_Farm/For_Sale.html