Three or four riders form a “party.” Beaters drive the pig out of his lair in the jungle, and the party then race after him, but for the first three-quarters of a mile he can generally outpace them.
The honours then go to the man who can first come up with and spear him. But so soon as the boar finds himself in danger of being overtaken he either “jinks,” that is, darts off sideways, or else turns round and charges his pursuer.
A spear-thrust, unless delivered in a vital spot, has little effect beyond making him more angry, and then follows a good deal of charging on both sides, and it is not always the boar that comes off second best.
Among the Indian Princes and cavalry leaders are a number of good pig-stickers, and it is on this common ground of sportsmanship that our officers of both British and Indian Regiments are on such good terms of friendship.
— Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Lessons from the Varsity of Life (C. Pearson, 1933)