Disclaimer: For those who are concerned about foxes — our hunt is a “drag” hunt which means that we “chase” a scent of anise oil that is laid down in the morning by human foxes. No actual foxes are involved. It’s all about the chase, not the capture.
2012 was a great year for our hunt. The hounds were great, the weather was fine and everyone had a lot of fun. I missed quite a few of the fall hunts because of Freedom’s abscesses, but I was still able to ride in some of the best ones.
I put together a slide show for our hunt dinner with some of the highlights. If these photos of people having fund don’t make you want to try foxhunting . . .
Keep in mind that I took many of these photos while riding. I have perfected the art of riding one handed and of course deleted the many photos of my saddle and the ground! I didn’t take all the photos. We are very lucky to have several dedicated photographers who come to our hunts and then share the bounty with our members.
6 thoughts on “A look back at our hunt season”
If you hunt foxes please delete me from yor site…..love horses…and all other animals
Hi Melinda, No worries here. We don’t hunt “real” foxes — we have human foxes that lay down a track of anise oil early in the morning. For us, it’s all about the chase, not the capture! ONBH is what’s called a “drag” hunt.
Liz, I cannot open any of the videos you post. What am I doing wrong?
The videos are posted on YouTube so if they won’t play you probably need to update your plug-ins. Hope that helps!
A great season! Thanks for sharing! (Love the hound with his front paws in the water!)
Love the photos. What beautiful animals (horses and dogs). There is always one in the bunch that can’t stand hunting. My brother isn’t a hunter but his 12 year old daughter is, they are quite a pair to watch. She asked him one day why he didn’t like hunting and he told her it just isn’t for me but I am glad you and your grandpa can enjoy it together and she replied, you should just give me your man card right now dad. HAHAH kids…. what a pain.