The Anonymous Foxhunter nails it on this video.
Whenever people come out hunting with us, one of the things that surprises them the most is how fast we go down hills. Yup, you do not have the chance to slow down to a walk when you are following the hounds, even if you are going down hill.
Keeping your weight balanced and not interfering with your horse is key. After all, your horse already knows how to go down hill! So don’t overload your horse’s forehand!