When I was growing up all the magazines I read and most books I learned from upheld hunting as the pinale of horsemanship . Going hunting was something to strive for to have "made it" once you became a hunt member. It held up good manners, tradition ambition. So what has gone wrong? those photos from the South Herefordshire hunt are sickening. And I'm hearing more and more of hunts flouting the law and going onto land from which they are banned. I am not going to join our local hunt this year, I have become very disheartened at the goings on.