Photo Op: In Training

This fall, Hadley is participating in a junior foxhunting program. At monthly meetings, the kids learn about history and traditions, land conservation and other aspects of the sport. In addition, each junior is assigned a puppy; they learn to handle and lead them.

At the end of the last meeting I caught a bit of Hadley’s session with her hound, “Kennedy.”

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The goal: to encourage Kennedy to listen to her.

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To pay attention and behave.

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And to walk on a leash.

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It’s a work in progress.

But neither Had nor hound seemed too concerned about the outcome.

Sometimes, companionship and attention are enough.

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