Once again hunting was thwarted by mud
It’s hard to complain about 60 degree weather, but the results of all that sunshine without wind is mud, mud and more mud.
Huntsman Dave, whipper-ins Breanna O, Nancy E, the NHH beagles and two new entries, beautiful staghound puppies walked quietly down the lane of Mary Lynn F and John K’s driveway.
Beagling is the perfect venue to take your new hunt horse out. Which I did today. I have a new Clyde/TB gelding that I bought from Brit V. He’s cute, super smooth, not spooky and not very broke
I haven’t ridden him outside of the ring and he doesnt’ turn very well. I had April G and Jenny N babysit me (I’m not proud
) Winchester was so nervous I could feel his heart thumping under my leg!
Everyone in the field was very nice and helpful when they new I had a young horse, giving me leads and room when I needed it. By the end of the hunt, he was broke!
Huntsman Dave took the hounds into a few different fields without any game. He took us into a small CRP patch and TALLY HO! Out pops a bunny! Those beagles are running hard and giving that bunny a run for his tail.
The footing was dicy and one horse went down. The rider was awesome and stayed quiet. The horse was able to regain his feet with his rider still astride.
We met up with the Whoopee Wagon which was well stocked with a variety of cookies and beverages.
Huntsman Dave took the beagles and staghounds to his dad’s farm which had a lot of bunny cover: cedar trees, bushes. Bazinga! It was a cornucopia of bunnies. Huntsman Dave even stepped on one! The field stayed on the road and watched the bunnies running in and out of the trees and the beagles were hard on their furry little feet.
We returned to Mary Lynn F and John K’s home for a delicious meal of Chicken Tortilla Soup, scrumptious guacamole, a tasty salad, a mouthwatering blueberry cheese cake (everyone clapped when Mary Lynn walked in with it) and a delectable chocolate cake with ice cream.
Next Saturday we are hunting at Cumberland.
Here’s a fun little video 🙂