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... to feel disgusted at fox-chasing toff-twits!

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counterpoint Sat 13-Jan-18 21:44:28

On my way to a local town for lunch today, we had to slow down and stop as a horse came galloping up towards us in the middle of the road. On his back sat a dandified twit who was looking for his hounds. In the nearby field some 100 (I kid you not) other starched twits sat on brainwashed horses with hungry hounds running amok. Traffic swayed and stopped as these twits had clearly lost the little sense they had and were dispersing all over the highway, horses looking dazed at being led among cars at great speed on slippery tarmac. Hounds confusedly sniffing all over the road and verges. How much had these twit-toffs drunk? It was not yet noon!

My friends in our car tried to calm me down saying it must be a drag when all of a sudden a poor defenseless fox jumped on the dry-stone wall looking wild-eyed as it tried to determine whether he was safer making a run for it across a busy road or turn back into a field of crazed, uncontrolled hounds and drunken (British?) twits. The fox froze and the driver of my car sped on as I screamed with panic for the predictable fate of the fox.

Why the f*ck is a supposedly civilized country allowing this kind of savagery to continue?

BumpowderSneezeonAndSnot Sat 13-Jan-18 21:47:02

Don't give up the day job writing is clearly not the career for you

catinboots5 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:48:06

lol at Bump

Cake2018 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:48:22

They are horrible evil cunts! I would not trust them around children

Snowysky20009 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:48:47

You do like description

counterpoint Sat 13-Jan-18 21:48:57

I'm not making a career of writing. Are you hoping to be recognized as a critic of some intellect?

UrsulaPandress Sat 13-Jan-18 21:49:01

How do you brainwash a horse ?

<licks pencil>

IDoAllMyOwnStunts Sat 13-Jan-18 21:49:22

I do think the word ‘twit’ is underused nowadays though.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 13-Jan-18 21:49:36

Really badly written OP, sorry.

But I agree, I don't know how they get away with hunting across roads / through villages / through folks gardens / through animal sanctuaries.

They are absolute twats.

Farmerswife36 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:50:07

You are an ill informed twit and clearly have fabricated events ! Urghhhhh another boring thread on the hunt

Cake2018 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:50:14

Although no need to be classist! It’s not just ‘toffs’ that go fox hunting unfortunatly...

teaandtoast Sat 13-Jan-18 21:50:53


counterpoint Sat 13-Jan-18 21:51:28

Cake, they could not be trusted around anything. Hunts are abominable but this one was crazed beyond belief. They were a danger to all road users and if I had been out walking my dog, neither of us would have stood a chance.

WhatWouldFlopDoToday Sat 13-Jan-18 21:51:30

A fox wouldn’t run into a hunt.....

We slowed for a (very obvious drag) Hunt the other day. I quite enjoyed gawping at all the horses and people of all ages doing it. They all waved and one chap even doffed his hat. I don’t think anyone’s ever doffed their hat to me before.

WhatWouldFlopDoToday Sat 13-Jan-18 21:52:22

What would have happened to you and your dog counter?

GingerRogers84 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:53:01

I'm totally with you! This barbaric excuse of a past time needs to be completely banned as they only pretend to carry out a legal form of the 'hunt' while 'accidentally' killing the foxes all the damn time! Makes my blood boil!
My New Years resolution is to help fund the hunt monitor groups financially this year when I can afford it!

Cake2018 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:53:54

counterpoint Hunts are usually very selfish, they are always trashing my nanas land even though she’s told them not to hunt on her land. They make such a mess.

ChoudeBruxelles Sat 13-Jan-18 21:53:57

How do you brainwash a horse?

Kattymanners Sat 13-Jan-18 21:54:00

Fox survived the hunt tho...

counterpoint Sat 13-Jan-18 21:54:09

How do you brainwash a horse ?

It's more commonly called 'breaking'. There is a 'useful' propaganda manual that likens brainwashing to the tactics use din breaking horses. You can google if you want to know more.

Frillyhorseyknickers Sat 13-Jan-18 21:54:30

hunting is no longer an elitist sport - there are all kinds of dregs of society allowed on a horse these days 🙄

Awful account of your day, but 10/10 for correctly referring to them as hounds and not dogs - we might make a mounted follower out of you yet.

Toodle pip, what what.

Cake2018 Sat 13-Jan-18 21:54:56

GingerRogers84 League against cruel sports is a good place to start 😊

WhatWouldFlopDoToday Sat 13-Jan-18 21:55:26

Your dog isn’t brainwashed too then counter. Breaking a horse is training a horse.

counterpoint Sat 13-Jan-18 21:56:12

Fox survived the hunt tho...

My friend sped away as it was unlikely the fox would make it away in one piece. There were hounds everywhere and twits on horses in long formations and some dispersed around trying to get hounds off the road.

ChoudeBruxelles Sat 13-Jan-18 21:57:03

counterpoint No thanks. I’ve been around plenty of horses who were being broken. It’s not a cruel or mean process. Rather getting the horse used to being backed and then ridden. It starts very early by simply being around a foal and it’s mother.

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