One thing that will help if you get lost is knowing the Huntsman's horn calls. Let's say you (and whoever else you are with) have lost the Field, and your horses are just as clueless (rare, but it does happen). You had found a vantage point high enough to hear carried sound from a distance...but there is no sound from the hounds. Just peace and quiet, birds chirping in the shrubbery, a stray breeze across your face, a gentle squeak of leather as someone shifts in the saddle, and your own breathing. Nothing else.Quote:
Now that I've got a few seasons under my belt, I am really trying this season to start understanding the finer nuances of hunting. I'd really love to start whipping, so any and all aspects of hunting I can learn, the better
Just then you hear, ever so faint, the sound of a hunting horn. Everyone sits up straight, ears straining. The horn music drifts across your ears again. Hooray! You've found the Hunt.
Question is: do you know what that horn has told you, and what you need to do next? Did it say the huntsman was casting his hounds, or calling them in, or calling the whips in, or picking up hounds to move to the next cover, or encouraging the hounds to honor a hound that has found a line, or cheering a "gone to ground"? Any one of those calls will tell you what you need to do. To either sit tight, come in slowly, or come in fast.
Next hunt ask your huntsman to educate you on the meanings of each horn tune. It can make all the difference in when and how successfully you find/ rejoin the hunt without interferring with the hound work, and will certainly impress your Field Master and your fellow "lost-ees" with your knowledge of the finer art of hunting. :)