31 terms

Foxhunting Terms

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away
when a fox has left a covert
babbler
dog that barks when not on the line of a fox
blank
to fail to find a fox
brush
fox's tail
capping fee
money collected from nonmembers that is put in a cap
cap
what the capping fee is collected in
cast
done by hounds to recover a scent
couples
2 hounds; hounds are always measured in couples (ie, 2.5 couples is 5 hounds)
covert
area of woodland that the fox might be hiding in
bye day
extra day of hunting not on the fixture card
cry
barking hounds
cub
young fox
cub hunting
hunting before the autumn season
dog fox
male fox
drag hunting
hunting on a predetermined trail without a real fox
draw a blank
when the hounds do not find the fox
Field
group of riders on a hunt, excluding the staff
Field Master
head of the hunt
hilltoppers
people who ride at the back of the hunt and go through gates rather than over jumps
hold hard
to stop quickly
Huntsman
person who is in charge of dogs (including breeding and care)
line
scent trail of the fox
mask
a fox's head
pad
a fox's foot
riot
when hounds hunt anything other than the intended quarry
stern
the hound's tail
tally ho
what is shouted when a fox is actually sighted
tongue
same as cry, when a dog barks to indicate that he is on a line...ie "to give tongue"
ware
shortened 'beware,' used to alert staff or field...for example "Ware Hole"
whelp
unweaned hound puppy
whippers-in
staff members who assist the huntsman
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