The painfully early mornings are worth it when you're following hounds at the most magical time of the day. In this week's issue of Horse & Hound magazine (13 October 2016) we round up autumn hunting reports from across the country.
Lee Roberts' four-year-old son is out for the first time on his pony Drummer, riding with huntsman George Whittaker and whipper-in Kate Pegrum
Huntsman Gary Thorpe arrives at a meet with the East Essex hounds
Alice Goffin's three-year-old daughter Isabelle enjoys a day with the Tanatside on her pony Kipper
These two greys enjoy looking out over the County Limerick country on a misty morning
Eventer Nath Connolly enjoys his first ever day hunting with the Holcombe
A young amateur whipper-in during a morning with the Badsworth & Bramham Moor
Three-year-old Albert Spencer enjoys heading out with the Warwickshire on his pony Bluey
A great image of Miles Kenyon being greeted by Vale of Lune Magnet while riding a very tolerant Puzzle during a parade of the Vale of Lune Harriers at Lancashire Game & Country Festival
Thanks to Melanie Sheldon for sending in this image after her first morning autumn hunting on Echo. She is pictured with Polly Hales on Kayden, Steph Britain on Sam and Natasha Fura riding Russet.
Patrick Murphy admires the view while out with the Island Foxhounds, Wexford
The Taunton Vale on a misty early morning