Herbst Farm Dec. 2018

Watching these hounds hunt is fascinating. Bassets are pack animals and work together to track their prey. When one finds a scent and heads into the brush, the others spread out knowing the target will run. The secondary hounds try to judge the direction of the prey and attempt to cut it off. During all of this all you can see the white tips of each tail and the the sound of each hounds “voice” as they communicate with each other.

It is the horseman’s task to keep the hounds from wandering too far away.