Having legs that don’t quite go past the saddle flap, a pony whose tummy is perilously close to the ground or even not quite having mastered walking yourself is no barrier to these pint-sized followers getting out on the hunting field this season
Don’t miss this week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine (4 January 2017) with 11 pages of Boxing Day photos
Hands up if we've spotted a budding hunting star! H&H's polo reporter Aurora Eastwood's three-year-old nephew gets into the swing of things out with the Hursley Hambledon
All smiles: Jessica Saunders is smartly turned out for the Silverton's meet at Creedy Barton, Devon
The fact that eight-year-old Thomas Howey isn't much taller than the South Durham hounds isn't hindering his enthusiasm...
The Ludlow welcomes this pint-sized follower for its meet at Kitesnest in Cleestanton, Shropshire — we just don't envy having to get those legs grey again...
Good view from up there? Edie Godden hitches a ride with Amy Broom
Para dressage rider Ed Chanin gives his daughter Grace a taste for hunting
Do jodhpurs come any smaller? It would be hard to rival this Heythrop follower in the cute stakes
Credit: Sarah Farnsworth
All ages: from left to right, James Canby, Oscar Moulaert, Rory Gwyn-Jones, Louisa Gwyn-Jones and Frances Moulaert at the Belvoir's opening meet at Long Clawson in October
Three generations: Annabelle Ross, six, with her mother Elizabeth and grandmother Sue Gale (right)
Centre stage: Tilly Rumens leaves the Avon Vale's Boxing Day meet at Lacock
Young Isabella enjoys her second Boxing Day meet with the Glamorgan