This fox hunting helmet cam might be one of the best videos we’ve seen in awhile.
Let’s set the scene for a moment here. It’s a misty, foggy morning in the British countryside, and you’ve got your horse all braided and fancied up for a trek out with the hounds.
You set out at a good pace, your horse taking everything in stride as the hounds and other horses bound around you. Jumps materialize out of the mist, and you take them in stride without a moment’s hesitation.
You take a moment’s rest to let everyone catch up, and then you’re off through yet another gorgeous field. Out of nowhere, a gigantic brush presents itself, and you take a deep breath and hang on for dear life.
What happens next? You’ll have to check out this awesome video from Helen Newbold to find out! Don’t miss the 2:19 minute marker to find out what happens at a brush jump that would make even Buck Davidson quake in his tall boots a bit. Okay, maybe not, but it’s pretty big. (Note: You must be logged into Facebook to view the video.)
Our first observation from this helmet cam is how comfortable her horse’s canter and gallop look. Of course, it’s always a bit difficult to really gauge when viewed from a head cam, but we’re going to say that this horse is a pretty cool ride.
The rider’s reaction on the other side captures the true spirit of hunting, and of riding in general — that moment of pure elation when you conquer your fears or achieve a new height. I think we can all relate, yes?
Go Riding, Go Hunting, and Go Fleeceworks!