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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's all about the hounds

To answer the question of what I chose to do last weekend........

I couldn't resist it.  I know I want to do some horse shows, and hunter paces are always a blast, but watching the hounds work is facinating and I simply love riding across the country side.  This is the first year since I've been a member that Wentworth has offered a spring cubbing season.  How fantastic!  They are going out every Wednesday and Saturday until June 12th. :D  Looks like I better adjust the show calendar to accomodate!

The hunt was at a slower pace, which gave me lots of opportunities to photograph the hounds up close. 

No hunt this Saturday though, as everyone is going to be in Va, which is good for me as I've entered the Groton House Farm 2-phase and that is this Saturday!  I don't expect repeatability of our performance at UNH, but.......we need the practice, so we'll just have to see what Daatje brings to the table on Saturday.  We've signed up for Elementary, which is a W/T dressage test and itty bitty 2'3" fences.  I'll give her the ride, and we'll see if she gives me her will. :)

To spice it up (and not feel silly) we're also doing First Level test 3, which we're capable of, but I suddenly realize totally out of shape and unprepared for!  All I can say is thank god we no longer have to sit the trot at 1st level! :o

1 comment:

  1. I totally knew you'd choose the hunt! I love the photos!!

    Good luck at the show! I bet you will be total rock stars. :D