We spent a glorious afternoon hunting at the High Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a wild place to hunt — fun but not for the faint of heart. The open fields and the ever-present wind makes even the quietest horses a bit frisky and there are always a few who just plain lose their minds.
I was worried that Freedom’s healing abscess might still be bothering him but he never took a step wrong. He was jumping out of his skin most of the ride and quite annoyed with me for not letting him ride up in the first field. We still had a few good gallops but not as many as he would have preferred.
This is a territory that I rarely hunt because it’s the longest drive for me of any of the places where we hunt. But I’m glad that I made the drive today. It was a blast!