Well, now that we're situated and things have normalized a little bit, I'm back to post hunt updates and happenings with Daatje and I.
Last Saturday, 9/3, we had a lovely hunt at Prodigue Farm in Rochester, one of my all time favorite fixtures! The gracious host prepared hot mulled cider to warm the riders up prior to setting off.
Here's a nice shot of the hounds warming up with the huntsman and whipper-in.
And a shot of the photographer on her trusty steed. :)
I must say, it was one of the nicest hunts so far this year! (not taking into consideration I've only attended two!) This coming Saturday, 9/17, we'll be at Garrison House in Durham and I'm hoping to get some nice photos of the hounds working. Daatje's been very excitable and I've had to keep two hands on the reins more often than usual. :)
On a very cool note, today, 9/11, was the very first (hopefully annual) Wentworth Hunt Hunter Trials! Daatje and I decided to compete last minute and I am so glad we did. Those of you who know Daatje and I and the issues we've had over the past 5 years (her flat out refusing to go off away from whatever she considers "home base") know this was a HUGE DEAL.