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It's cutting them loose and having the pack run the rabbit until it gives up and goes in a hole or gets caught. And although the dogs usually don't catch it, they run like they want to. Just me and my pack of hounds, in any condition, on any day, in the roughest places I can find . . .

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Heartbreak


What?  Who?

This is for the 300 guys who have trained their dog for the last year hoping to win the ARHA World Hunt who got beat on Thursday.

After the first day of the World every year there are 300 losers.  I know it is hard to believe, but it is true.  More than anything it shows the dedication to our sport by all who participate.

When you have been training since last year's World and your dog gets beat (cheated, no running, bad judging, no rabbits, crooked handler, bad cast, barking dogs in the pack, judge's cousin in the cast, judge's club member in the cast . . . or just plain beat) it breaks your heart.  And on Thursday at the ARHA World Hunt, this happens 300 times.  It is torture to everyone.  But almost everyone says, just wait til next year and . . .

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