Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tally Ho!

Foxhunting (well, ok, coyote chasing) this weekend was incredibly awesome. Since it was only the second hunt of the cubbing season, the group was small and everyone was quite laid back. Neither the hounds nor the horses are terribly fit yet, and it was hot and humid, so we only rode for an hour. That was fine with us, though, since neither the hubby, myself, nor the boys have gotten much exercise of late!

I managed to snag a few pictures (discreetly) on the way home, and a bit of video when we were stopped. And no, I am NOT going to try to take footage when we are actually moving!

And the pictures...

Headed home - the hounds and first flight are in front...

...and the folks in second flight.

We actually did spot a coyote this time (my first), and second flight also saw a deer. I didn't jump, and neither did the hubby, since the jumping options were 3 foot coops, which is a bit much for us right now. Hopefully next time I'll get in a bit of jumping the week before the hunt so that we can jump with the field! But the best part was that we got a lot of good trots and a few great canters in, but spent enough time walking, plus standing and waiting for the hounds, that nobody was too tired at the end of the day.

We can't wait to go again!

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