I miss foxhunting. I miss jumping but especially when foxhunting (or rather riding to hounds - I always rode with a drag hunt). I love the exhilaration of pounding along with a field of other riders, taking obstacles, watching the hounds work, smelling the crisp air. I've never been into showing much - my idea of competition is more personal. I like to work on beating my own best performance and there can be so much negative energy at shows that it can be depressing. Hunting was such fun because you're with a bunch of like-minded people all riding like lunatics through hill and dale and having a blast doing it. I don't really have a suitable horse right now. Bella would lose her little pea-brain on a hunt field and while I think Sparky would be a solid enough little hunter, he's not a jumper so we'd be riding with a non-jumping field which honestly takes a lot of the fun away. Plus I can't afford it - hunting is not cheap. But I miss it a ton. Many fond memories of hunts past. Below - hunt in Marlboro Vt.