Unting etiquette is the unwritten code associated with the sport which ensures hunt day is both safe and enjoyable for everyone. Many of the traditions include common courtesy. Arriving at a hunt day, it’s normal to greet the Master and when landowners ar
are following a horse you are confident will jump. Always try to stay in sensible places. You must always try to leave fresh ground for hounds to scent, so you don’t ever want to be riding over ground they are likely to work.
If a huntsman or the hunt is riding towards you, you must always turn your horse’s nose to face them, never his bottom. That’s especially important if hounds go down a race: you should halt, turn your pony’s nose towards them and give them room. “That’s an etiquette that is so often missing,” believes Sarah. “Many times when I’ve been whipping-in I’ve been trying to get down a raceway and it’s just crammed with people who won’t let you canter through.” Learning to open and shut gates while mounted is an essential skill if you want to