Fox

Annual fox-hunting ritual: Blessing of the Hounds, and a whole lot more

I attended a hunting ritual last week that is literally “as old as the hills.” It was the annual Blessing of the Hounds at Rocky Fork Headley Hunt Club near Columbus. An Episcopal priest conducted the frosty-morning ceremony that marks the start of the club’s formal fox hunting season. She blessed the club’s gaggle of fox hounds and well-groomed horses and…