During the winter I like to watch foxhunting videos on YouTube to remind myself to look forward to spring.
These videos, however, scared the pants off me. The legendary Scarteen Hunt in Limerick, Ireland, describes its territory as “bank and ditch” country. They aren’t kidding. Those ditches are big enough to swallow a horse and rider up whole. Wait! A few do disappear into the depths. Amazingly, all seem to reappear and continue with aplomb.
I’d have to have a stiff stirrup cup, a professional hunt horse and a blindfold to hunt there!