Foxhunting is not everyones sport these days. But it is a tradition from bygone times.
Now that dogs are given a scent from a lure and not the fox. Hunting is a much more acceptable sport. I love to paint all animals. The fox definately has a beauty of its own.
I do think that the tradition of foxhunting should prevail, it gives the horses and hounds a work out when chasing the lure, and the social interaction between foxhunters and riders of all ages, after the hunt is most enjoyable.
The Set Up.
This painting depicts the hounds swimming through water, looking for a trace of the lost scent on the river banks, the foxhunting riders follow in their wake.
Michael Parker. Dorset Artist.