Monday, December 31, 2007

Cleared For Takeoff

I've often mentioned here my preference for shooting on fields that have some character. "Flat" is the enemy of exciting lure coursing, and lure coursing images. On the list of great fields, soccer fields are usually at the bottom of the list.

This weekend, we were at a soccer/football/baseball complex located in the center of a big oxbow of the Brazos River in Richmond, TX. This is not your average soccer field lure coursing field... What makes it different from your run-of-the-mill flat field?


Hounds that negotiated the three jump opportunities on the course flawlessly were rewarded with high scores. The same can't be said for the less successful leapers...


  1. Beautiful pic of the three hounds, Dan! Fabuloso. So great to see long dogs doing what they do and having fun.

    Got a few more new pics on The Vizsla.

    Happy Hogmanay!!

  2. Thanks! I need to make a teensy little correction to your terminology.. longdogs are crosses of two sighthound breeds. The owners of these "purebred" whippets might take exception to your gaff. ;)

    I'll leave a comment on your latest post.