Disclaimer: I’ve never foxhunted and am straying over from the Dressage & Eventing boards.
I have a young horse who I think would love foxhunting. I have always wanted to foxhunt but never had the access or horse to do it with previously. I’ve had my young horse for 2-3 years now and have spent that time putting a solid base of trail riding, hunter pacing, XC schooling, and low-level dressage.
This was going to be our debut season at foxhunting. I’ve never done it, she’s never done it, so it was going to be a learning experience together. However she is a rockstar trail horse, an incredibly bold XC horse, and has a fabulous brain about chaos around her. I just feel like she would rock as a foxhunter and probably love it.
I’m now going through IVF and hope to be pregnant imminently…so a foxhunting season is likely out of the cards. I’m trying to figure out what to do with my horse while I’m pregnant. We have a few hunts in the area - with the closest being only 15 min down the road from current barn (although they hunt all over). Others are more like 1-2 hours drive.
Would there be appetite among hunt riders to do a season lease (or longer) on a horse that’s never hunted? Or if I wanted her to get that exposure would I need to be paying someone to ride her in hunts? I’d love her to still get out for the season, even if I can’t, but no idea if that’s a thing in the foxhunting world or how to even starting finding an opportunity aside from emailing a couple hunt organizations.