Potrero War

Thursday, May 24 2018 - Monday, May 28 2018


Hound Coursing

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

Well... not until it's their turn.

Hound coursing is returning to Potrero War.
Bring your hounds to the Far Glen on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings from 10:00AM - NOON to chase a plastic bag on a string. This is not a competitive event, and is open to every interested dog and human.

No dog? No problem! It's great fun to watch for everyone!

What is hound coursing?

In the Middle Ages, sighthounds were a category of dog bred to sight and chase down prey. Probably the best known sighthound is the greyhound; sighthounds also include Irish wolfhounds, borzoi, whippets, and Scottish deerhounds. However, in the Current Middle Ages, we do not use live prey, but rather a lure (usually a shopping bag!) Simply put, we set up a circle of pulleys in a gently sloping circle and with the aid of an engine-driven coursing machine, run a rope (aka line) with the attached plastic bag around the circle. The hound chases the bag, and what a fantastic spectacle to watch a dog run for the sheer joy of it.

For more information about Hound Coursing at Potrero, please contact the organizer, THL Sigbiorn Sigmundarson, at .

For more information about hound coursing in CAID, please visit the Hounds of Caid page at http://www.houndsofcaid.org.


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