Lots of people think they might like to go hunting, but are unsure how to go about it. Abi Butcher explains what to do this summer to get yourself ready for the winter
HAVE you always wanted to go hunting but not been sure how to go about it, whether your horse would take to it and whether you would enjoy it? If you fancy taking the leap next season, there’s plenty you can do over the summer to prepare and work towards a day out with hounds.
Where to start? The summer is an easy time to make contact with your local pack and ease yourself in to the scene with social, fun (and sometimes pub) rides where you can meet new people and get your horse used to riding in a group without the pressures that a full hunting day brings.
You can find out which hunt is closest to you by contacting the Countryside Alliance or the Hunting Office (01285 653001) – or have a look on social media. Most packs are fairly active these days on Facebook and Instagram and welcome new followers.
This feature is also available to read in Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday 10 June 2021
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