Recently, as the mercury was rising, a wise man reminded me that hunting is not an exact science. Quite. There are too many things out of one’s control for everything to go according to plan all the time. We have had many days with several hunts of an hour or more, but at a slow pace, which of course is very nice for the opportunity it can afford people to see hounds working, but not so many days where you have to gallop like the very devil just to keep up. And in truth, those are the ones we all love and hope for.