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TALLY-HO, a Fox Hunting we did go!

Monday, August 12, 2013

My friend and I had SOO much fun!

emoticon was right at home w/ the half doors! Probably reminded him of being at the race track.

emoticon and I

Remember emoticon , you are no longer a race horse, ok?

Meeting the Hounds

Hound puppies!

we are on our way

I was in 'First Field'. This field is right behind the hounds and the staff and is walk, trot, canter, gallop and jump. My fried is currently jumping the coop, emoticon and I are next. He jumped everything I pointed him to!

The hounds doing their job, looking for quarry. They did find it too! We rode for about 2 hours when they picked up the scent. One hound sounded off, then another two as they caught the scent as well. Then the whole pack sounded off, they call that 'honoring' and they all came to the hound who first cried and the chase was on!

I got goosebumps hearing the hounds sound off and get goosebumps writing about it!

They coyote led us on a merry chase around the countryside and slipped away to hunt another day.

During the chase we jumped a fence and were in hot pursuit. emoticon and I were at the end of the line and let me tell you, it did not take long for him to gallop across those open fields! I am so sore today, all my muscles from holding on to him w/ my legs and my arms trying to rein him back in!

and of course, emoticon has to always do something stupid... he was jerk getting off the trailer and yes, once again, another leg injury. Thankfully it's just a small flap of skin and did not require stitches. I'll be at the barn tonight to check him out make sure he's still ok.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRILLIUM22 8/13/2013 6:50PM

    Oh no idea so many dogs involved. Glad you had fun and turtle wasn't seriously hurt

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MRS.NG.06 8/13/2013 12:28PM

    HOW WONDERFUL!! I have a video and some pictures of the guy I'm leasing, I just rode him last night and he was a perfect gentlemen and forgave me for my lack of muscle in my legs and being "handy"...I LOVE these pictures and I think fox hunting is awesome...! There should be more clubs around to do that

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BAILEYS7OF9 8/13/2013 12:24PM

    emoticon update. He only had a small swelling on his new injury. Very surprising as he usually goes BIG! He walked ok on it, didn't ask him to trot off. Hopefully he'll trot just fine tonight as we have a lesson.

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_LINDA 8/13/2013 11:55AM

    Wow! That would be so awesome and thrilling to experience! Great photos! So sweet the puppies :) Poor emoticon , hope he heals fast with no infection!

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NATPLUMMER 8/13/2013 12:22AM

    emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/12/2013 8:45PM

    Turtle, Turtle, Turtle! Poor guy. Hope that skin flap is doing all right. Sounds like you had a wonderful time . . . looks like it too in your pictures! HUGS

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SEAJESS 8/12/2013 7:55PM

    Glad you had fun and that the coyote got away.


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BAILEYS7OF9 8/12/2013 5:06PM

    Dee, don't feel bad. We want the coyote to get away too!

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BOBINVA 8/12/2013 4:32PM

    Sounds like great fun.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/12/2013 2:33PM

    I'm glad the coyote got away. Sorry.

Give emoticon a scritch on the head for me.

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