Fox Hunting Life with Horse and Hound

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From London's streets to Virginia’s hunt country

bozdan and hounds.cropped.laura rileyHuntsman Andy Bozdan and the Loudoun Fairfax hounds / Laura Riley photo

The job: huntsman. The man: Andrew Bozdan—leader of fifty couple of Old English foxhounds. One hundred canines. How is this possible? In all my life as a dog owner, I’ve only had a handful who actually came when I called. How is it that we mortals have such difficulty in getting our dogs to sit and come and not potty in the house, while this man steers his entire pack in an apparently seamless manner.

The answer is, as always, nothing is ever as easy as it looks. Before the man appears in public, seated atop his skewbald gelding, wearing his scarlet coat, and blowing his copper horn to speak to the mass of hounds seething below, one heck of a lot of work happens and many miles are traveled.

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+1 # K R 2015-03-03 19:43
Great profile.
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+1 # Steffanie Burgevin 2015-03-06 17:29
Quoting K R:
Great profile.

Good hunting too. His enthusiastic cry after his hounds hit a line is exciting.
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+1 # Mary Sue Younger 2015-03-10 11:10
So nice to read this l laudatory article, We at Tennessee Valley were very fond of Andy. So glad to hear he's doing well in Virginia.
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