Hoorah for Hunting!!

So let’s go back to this morning…

I got up and drove to the yard unphased at this point, to skip out, hay and not think about the day ahead. Back at home I actually ate breakfast… grilled mushrooms, tomato, avocado and a poached egg (still on the post Christmas diet).

The Kent and Surrey Bloodhounds were meeting locally at 12.30 (with a half hour hack and chain smoke to factor in) I needed to be plaited and off the yard by 11.45! Bang on 10 my belly was jiggly, swallowed two Imodium and sat in the water closet for a wee while and I was right as rain! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚constipation is a small fee in comparison to soiling yourself in front of 50 people you don’t know!! Plus getting it out of my new gel seat saver would have been royally tedious!

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Off we went, swigging at the flask and puffing on a (almost quit) smoke, trundled down to the meet. It was already fairly busy and Pat seemed a bit of a frisky biscuit when I tried to accept my compulsory port snifter! Downed it and minutes later we were off!

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GALLOPING was Pats pace of choice for the day, he was mega strong and likes to be up the front, so that’s where we stayed until he settled. We had a line of cantering and trotting with a blast down the gallops to warm us up before I heard the smasher of a Field Master say the next line might get a bit exciting! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

I was cr@pping it at that point if I’m brutally honest!!

Covered in mud already, hip flask pretty much empty, lines 2&3 did not disappoint on the excitement stakes! We jumped 4ft hedge after 4ft hedge one after the other… big bloody bushy great hedges!!! I was absolutely Blinking loving it!!!! Christ on a bike my tiny boy grew wings… we were flying! I cannot tell you!!! I was crying with joy and pride soaring round those fields, until we turned and landed ourselves in front of a metal five bar gate ๐Ÿ˜ฑimagine my horror!!

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Bum twitching, I kicked for a good stride and we sailed it, so big infact, that I almost come off the back! Bugger me this was better than anything I have ever done in my entire life… we finished the 4th and last line with a huge 5ft box hedge and came home with the biggest grin on the entire hunting field!!!

I cannot tell you all how today has made me feel, I seriously love the absolute bones of that tiny Trojan flying machine, he made me so blinking proud today. Looked after me good and proper.

I must also say that I have hunted a lot in my youth but absolute hats off to the Kent and Surrey Bloodhounds you have given me the best day of my life today and I here I sit in my bubbly bath with a husband made cup of tea not quite believing what we have done this afternoon.

Can you honestly believe that this time last year I couldn’t even get on my horse through fear, and now bloody look at us!!!!!! Here’s to a very very wonderful horse and an exciting year ahead!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿด xxxx

Love, best wishes and thank you for the endless support. I await photographic evidence from the sterling Julian Portch Photography to prove my balls were almost always in tact today!

Goodnight ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜ xxxx

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