Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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mells.opening meet2020Mells Opening Meet 2020  /   Drone photography by Michael Gomez

The history of the Mells Fox Hounds (TN) goes back to a universally known nursery rhyme—“Little Jack Horner.”

Really. Stay with me. This innocent-sounding rhyming couplet is believed to be based upon a sixteenth-century real estate swindle at the highest levels of church and government in jolly old England.*

When “Little Jack Horner sat in a corner eating his Christmas pie, he stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plum.” Jack’s plum was metaphor for a far dearer prize.

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# Cheri Thomas 2020-12-01 09:35
As a proud Mells member, I can say that the hunt's revival has been a fantastic experience. We are a growing and close-knit family, with all credit to the Masters, who had vision and determination, and a true caring for the hunting and the people. Great article. Thank you.
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# sarah mccoin 2020-12-01 13:32
Great article which provides the road map which accurately outlines the steps to secure an effective, efficient, and legendary hunt. As a subscriber with Mells colors awarded, I am very proud of the dedication the MFHs have devoted to The Mells. Thank you MFHs of The Mells!
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