Mounted Hound Walk

Mounted Hound Walk

 

My younger daughter and I recently attended a Mounted Hound Walk…

Our Hunt Club has Hound Walks without horses…….

…..and Hound Walks with horses…….

Devana is our Huntsman…….and yes…….that’s her alias.

A few days ago, Devana and the Whipper-ins worked with an ensemble of young foxhounds along with the more experienced foxhounds in a hunt-like setting on one of our favorite Fixtures which is a beautiful ranch…

It was nice being outdoors & in the sun & the wind with our group again…

The last time I was all together with everybody was when we were hip-deep in mud, in the rain, in the forest, in the dark…….

…..good times…..

But this day was gorgeous.

Sunny…..breezy…..beautiful…

It would have been a perfect opportunity for my younger daughter and I to actually ride…….

…..however…..my daughter doesn’t have her sea-legs yet with her horse, Anja…….

…..and my horse, Addy, is ready to foal any day now…

So yet again…..we were mount-less…

But never mind…

It was just great being outdoors…at a beautiful ranch…enjoying the day…with friends…

There were about twenty riders (I think)…

We were there with the horse trailers and trucks when Devana and Whipper-Ins brought in the hounds after a successful outing…

My younger daughter & I know not to pet or distract the hounds from their job…….

…..we just stood there as the pack surged past us…….

…..but…..we must’ve smelled like Irish Wolfhound puppies…..(I don’t know why—–it’s only that we’ve been submerged in puppy-dom since last September!?!)

…..so…..after a handful of the hounds snorgled and snuffled us up & down in all of our nooks & crannies…..the pack got on with their business and loaded up into the hound trailer…….

Hound Trailer

…..we just stood stock-still with our hands on our heads…….

Afterwards…..we all headed back to the Clubhouse for an impromptu “Tea” and more conversation with old and new friends…..

I’ve missed this all so much…..

…..I love this Hunt…..

 

 

 

 

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