Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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gusforbush.klmField Master Gus Forbush, MFH / Karen L. Myers photoSaturday, November 28, 2009. A large field of about fifty or sixty met at Henchmen’s Lea near the Old Dominion Hounds' kennels. For the first draw, huntsman Gerald Keal had taken hounds to nearby Thumb Run. Field Master Gus Forbush was standing by a field of soybeans on Thumb Run when he heard hounds speak. Here’s his story:

“The hounds’ voices were weird,” recalled Forbush. “I wasn’t sure what was happening.”

At that point, Keal came galloping back and said there was a bobcat caught in a snare on the other side of the river.

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+1 # Cheryl Microutsicos 2011-08-22 02:25
Wow, what a story! Sounds like the wire fence was more danger to you all then the bobcat. ;-)
+2 # Robert and Iona Pillion 2011-08-23 11:48
good looking horse Scott is on could it be Shamus???
+1 # K R 2011-08-23 15:27
great story!
+1 # Norman Fine 2011-08-23 16:42
I'm glad you all liked this story. I first heard about it from my blacksmith, Brian Smith. He suggested that I call Gus. Thank you, Brian!
+2 # Peter Brook 2011-08-24 09:47
Great story Norman - I will have to get Charles James on the case with a cartoon involving a wire fence and a large but rather annoyed cat
+1 # Norman Fine 2011-08-24 10:29
That would be fun. This is great material for your brilliant Charles James Fox!
+1 # Cathleen Springer 2011-09-01 09:17
Bravery and kindness - good for Gus, Gerald and Scott. Well done, gents.

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