Second, riding to hounds
demands the courage and horsemanship (seeing a stride, sitting tight when a horse blunders at the gallop) that goes to make a jockey.
The two-and-a-half-year campaign to ban riding to hounds
north of the English border came to fruition when MSPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill.
The Queen has ordered her eldest son to give up riding to hounds
, fearing that if he continues to do so it will bring the Royal Family into "disrepute".
The Everdon Hall Estate at Little Everdon, available for more than pounds 3 million, has evolved into the perfect backdrop for an Englishman's passions - riding to hounds
In it, the gallant officer riding to hounds
is shown in full control of his galloping horse, his shako firmly clamped to his head as if it were glued in place, yet he had only one arm
Crucially, he should give the impression that the only place he'd rather be is out riding to hounds
, and that, in his not exactly closed but deliberately limited mind, there is absolutely nothing more ghastly than a townie - except perhaps a townie who admits to liking Flat racing more than the jumps.
She has the perfect bottom to spread across a leather saddle when riding to hounds
THERE are many hunt servants riding to hounds
today adopting the military seat as it is difficult to change old habits and, why should they as this is surely the safest way to ride.
I've always been dubious about the links between the hunting field and the racetrack, but the tales of mad and madly successful Irish jockeys still riding to hounds
never seem to diminish, while their English counterparts will surely soon see their opportunities in that direction dry up.