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post #11 of 77 Old 10-31-2010, 09:19 PM
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Well no it wasn't really a hunt it was a fun run so it basically had a bit more jumps than on a hunt and no hounds and not formal like the hunt at all but great fun all in all I came off twice though haha I haven't fallen off in months
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post #12 of 77 Old 10-31-2010, 11:13 PM
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That looks so fun MIE!
I really want to go on a hunt within the next year if I head off to the east coast.

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post #13 of 77 Old 10-31-2010, 11:45 PM
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Oh I would love to go on a hunt! Super jealous. Looks like a lot of fun, especially with a sassy horse
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post #14 of 77 Old 11-01-2010, 12:32 AM
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I guess I'll be 'that guy' and ask, since my google searches on this event were pretty biased one way or the other, for or against this.

Now, I'm going to assume that you wouldn't let anyone set a pack of hounds chase after your horse and corner it, or, in some cases, maul it. I assume you wouldn't let anyone even terrify your horse by chasing it around and scaring and cornering it. So, my question is, why would you participate in something that does it to a fox?
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post #15 of 77 Old 11-01-2010, 01:33 AM
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That sounds like soo much fun, I don't think they do that here but I think it would be a good idea seeing that foxes are pests here.

Or maybe they do because thats why the fox was brought over here...
haha I don't know but I think it would be great to get out and ride through the bushes and do some jumping
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post #16 of 77 Old 11-01-2010, 01:37 AM
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RedTree, I think that fox hunting is banned in Australia. It sucks because I would love to do it, even a drag hunt but I don't even think they do that.
I could be wrong though. Everything I've tried searching for to find one in Brisbane has failed.
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post #17 of 77 Old 11-01-2010, 01:44 AM
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mm maybe it scared all the native wildlife, or hounds started chasing the native.
As our native wildlife arn't really that fast, and would tend to get caught first I think.


Lets ship our horses overseas then. That would be fun
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post #18 of 77 Old 11-01-2010, 01:48 AM
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They do foxhunts in my cousin's village in England. They pretty much start drinking at one end of the village and stop when they get to the other end
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I guess I\'ll be \'that guy\' and ask, since my google searches on this event were pretty biased one way or the other, for or against this.

Now, I\'m going to assume that you wouldn\'t let anyone set a pack of hounds chase after your horse and corner it, or, in some cases, maul it. I assume you wouldn\'t let anyone even terrify your horse by chasing it around and scaring and cornering it. So, my question is, why would you participate in something that does it to a fox?
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Because horses do not typically attack and kill animals that are the livelihood of some farmers, such as chickens, lambs, and sometimes calves. Foxes are seen by many as vermin. Most farmers welcome the hunt to ride across their land openly, some farmers even donate to hunt clubs to help offset their costs and to support the traditional hunt breakfast.

Truly only the hounds and a few riders are needed, but the where is the fun in that for the rest of the field? Fox hunts are very good times. Perhaps if you could go and enjoy one you would also understand. Most areas that do not have hunts utilize leg-hold traps where it is not uncommon for foxes to lay bleeding for hours before they die of blood loss. With the hounds, death is quick, and if not, typically the Master takes care of things. It is more humane then leg-hold traps, and safer than trying to poison the foxes and killing multiple other animals in the process.

MIE, I adore you & Nelson. Looks like you had wonderful fun on the hunt! Did they do the traditional giving away of the tail and ears? I think the practice is outdated now, but I would like to get something from a hunt one day :)

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post #20 of 77 Old 11-01-2010, 09:42 AM
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Foxes are EXTREMELY overpopulated where I am. It's not only a deeply loved tradition but, at least here, it's necessary. And as kmacdougall said, it's far more humane than many, many other methods that would be used instead.
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