Holey Plain still operates as a beef farm, but is just a stunning property on the edge of Rosedale in Gippsland and the old homestead is the centrepiece of this gorgeous property.
Whilst I was very appreciative of being driven around the property in a real 4WD as my SUV just won't cut it when the mud gets real, unfortunately the one horse jump (panel), that we were all organised to get some great images at, the hunting pack didn't quite get to, as they are at the mercy of the hounds.
The highlights for me of the day were:-
- Hearing someone say "Release the hounds"
- Seeing so ,many people riding horses and enjoying the outdoors
- Being with a group of friendly and inviting (and patient) people.
Just watching the hounds who run like crazy, but as soon as the huntsman blows a particular tone on his whistle, they come back and wait for the next whistle command. The hounds are probably the highlight for me.....Great group of animals.
The whole day can be seen at actionpactpix, but here is a sample:-
|Hounds ready for action|
|Lined up at the start of the hunt|
|Next order please|
|Photo bombed by a horse|
|Horses having a chat|
|Now where is the pack?|
|Having fun on the property|
|This red ribbon means the horse has been known to kick|
|A leisurely stroll back to the homestead|
|For a huge spread of food and a warm fire|
|Saw these hoppers on the property|