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post #11 of 68 Old 10-12-2009, 03:43 PM
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post #12 of 68 Old 10-12-2009, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Oh I will the first hunt is out in lovely grounds with a nice amount of easy enough jumps to get us into it
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post #13 of 68 Old 10-12-2009, 08:05 PM
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I've never actually been on a real hunt, but a few weeks ago I went with my neighbors 'cubbing'. Cubbing is just a more laid back, slower paced type of hunt, still with hounds and small jumps. My gelding gets excited too, but I just tried to sit deep in the saddle and keep pulling gently - releasing - pulling - releasing until he slows down to a reasonable pace.
Here are a few basic tips that you might know already, but I thought I'd add - never pass the field master, always keep your horse's nose towards the hounds, and if you see a hound come up behind a horse or is heading towards other people, away from from the other hounds, yell like 'hound', or 'beware', or 'ware' so people know ;)
When I was cubbing, a hound came up really quick behind the mare in front of me. . . and she lashed out and kicked him right on the shoulder, sending him flying! It was sooo sad, but he seemed to be alright :)

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post #14 of 68 Old 10-15-2009, 11:39 AM
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some people need to get their facts straight here =/

1) there are live hunts in america [yes i belong to one]

2) coyotes are also hunted as well as fox

3) you dont always make a kill [the hunt i go with gets something maybe 3 times a season]

fox hunting is amazing & so thrilling !!

my pony gets really strong, & the bit i LOVE is like a loose ring but with a chain [flat like a curb chain] as the mouth peice. its really nice bc it is very soft in their mouth unless you pull really hard. i usually have to remind scout not to tear off like 2 or 3 times at the beginning of a hunt & then he goes perfectly =] i do think its ok to bit up a bit just for hunting, all of the horses get really excited ! and its a lot safer than using ace like some do...

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post #15 of 68 Old 10-15-2009, 11:41 AM
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also when a staff member passes [whip or huntsman etc..] you need to get out of their way & keep your horses head facing them [they dont want to get kicked !]

you also want to be quiet in the field, if there is a hole or something dont scream it, just point down to it & say " 'ware hole " so the person behind you can hear it & pass it on

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There is a person coming on our hunt that thinks she is really good on her horse but she really can't control it and I think this will teach her that her horse is controlling her not the other way around
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There is a person coming on our hunt that thinks she is really good on her horse but she really can't control it and I think this will teach her that her horse is controlling her not the other way around
uh oh ! i hope she doesnt pass the field master or worse...the huntsman !

a girl i know got sent in bc her horse was too badly behaved =/

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Yeah her horse actually won't pass out cos she just likes to be beside the person at the front but our hunt will not stand for that our field master enforces the rules but the fact is she doesn't really know them and she is a grown woman
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bumping this up
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post #20 of 68 Old 10-17-2009, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Do you guys think having studs out hunting is a good idea?
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