The chronicles of a Friesian mare who happened upon an owner who lives outside the show ring....

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hunt at Tuckaway Farm

Likely to be the last of the season for us.....unless they extent the meets into December!  The Die Hard Hunt was supposed to be today, but given the wind driven rain I hear beating at my windows, cancelling it was a very wise decision!

Last Saturday, however, was a completely different sort of day.  Bright sunshine, cool temps and dry air. 
It was a FAST hunt, taking us from hounds cast to stirrup cup in 50 minutes!  Here are some folks warming up their horses in the polo field.

One of the Whippers-In with the hounds:
Here is Brego, of The Eventing Percheron Blog.  He also is now a Whipper-in horse.

Of course, sharing flasks and enjoying the contents. :)

The woods were lovely, just lovely.

And the runs in the fields spectacular!  The hounds were spot on.

A check at the pond
Don't ask me which hound, I still can't tell most of them apart!  Trying though...I really am trying. :)  I've almost gone so far as to make "Hound Flashcards". :)

More horses getting a drink.

Cort the fiesty little pony.

Moving off from the check at the pond.

Crossing the river = splash!

Daatje at stirrup cup and the hounds in the truck.

I took 169 photos from the saddle that day.  If you want to see more of them, as well as photos from all of the other hunts I've attended this year, you can go to the Wentworth Hunt photo gallery and check them out! :) 



  1. Your Friesian is so beautiful! I have a 3-1/2 year old cross in training. I am not a jumper, but I do hope to participate as at least a third flight some day with him. Sebastian is a bit, well, I don't want to say lazy, but just not a "go" horse I guess they say. How do you explain Daatje's energy?

  2. Hi Margaret! You know, when Daatje was that age, she had no "go" either. Foxhunting is how she discovered her gas pedal! :) And of course, the fitter she got, the easier it was for her, and more ful. If you can take your guy out someday, I think you might be pleasantly surprised with how forward he will be.

  3. More *fun*. I meant more fun, not ful! :P

  4. Thanks! He is still just a baby, really. He is being trained over the next six months, but right now he is not a "go" horse. Which suits me just fine. He is figuring it all out... and he has such an amazing brain. He does have nice movement, though. Thanks for answering!