We currently have 15 staff horses, 14 thoroughbreds and 1 who thinks he is a thoroughbred.
The staff horses are mostly ex-racehorses from both steeplechasing and flat racing, or from an eventing background. We look for:
- Soundness - will need to withstand hard work in all ground conditions.
- Jumping ability - will need to jump extremely well to keep up with hounds.
- Mental attitude - the transition from racing or eventing can be difficult.
We work hard to make our horses up to be good staff horses, and they contribute a great deal to the success of our hunt. They are often quite young.