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True Libertarians Will Support the Repeal of the Hunting Ban

Posted on Thursday, February 9, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

“Tony, if you invoke the Parliament Act it will be the most illiberal act of the last century”. The late Roy Jenkins was no foxhunter, but he was a libertarian and his advice to Tony Blair shortly before his death in 2003 encapsulates the challenge of the Hunting Act for those who claim to follow...

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Bringing Them On

Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017
Written by: Cornelia Henderson

Get a room full of foxhunters together, and one of the topics that always seems to arise is “those new to hunting are only interested in dashing about the country, and jumping fences.”  Everyone nods, and tsk tsks and takes another sip of their drinks. The transition from hunting to ride cross country to a...

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WOW Saddles Part 4 Why is Everyone Getting So Pumped Up?

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

In this concluding part to the examination of the WOW saddle technology we look at a way that a saddle can, in certain circumstances, be used to fit more than one horse or more likely a horse who changes shape on a frequent basis. Sadly many people use saddles which do not fit as well...

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The Examination of WOW Saddles -To Flair or Not to Flair? Part 3

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Written by: Peter Brook

We continue our exploration of the science behind the WOW saddle and try to explain why its so comfortable What is Flair? Flair is air flocking. Yes, the panels of your saddle are filled with air! Flair was launched over 12 years ago, it was developed and trialled extensively on Hunting horses. In 1999 Flair...

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Kaptain with a “K”- The Story of Stonewall Kaptain

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Written by: Cheryl Microutsicos

About nine years ago, I started my pack with mostly American Hounds. Their aggressive hunting style and outgoing temperaments were what attracted me. Also, it was very significant that when I asked the people I knew for hounds to start my pack with that I was given hounds from American packs, namely, Farmington Hunt, Potomac...

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Getting the WOW Factor -Part 2 of the Examination of WOW Saddles

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Written by: Peter Brook

Hunting is a sport steeped in tradition, from the hounds to the colour of the hunt coats. Many hundreds follow their local hunt through the season, some on foot and some on horseback. Most people will tell you that there is very little that compares to an early morning meet riding across rolling countryside. Hunting...

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The WOW Saddle Part 1 – Modern Methods vs. Traditional techniques

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Written by: Peter Brook

Some time ago we bought ‘ Norse’ perhaps it was not a wise decision, as purchasing horses is supposed to be a balance between heart AND head, but for a variety of reasons he joined the team complete with girth galls, saddle sores and enough ‘hang ups to fill a washing line’. Years ago when...

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Covert Surveillance – Is there an Anti Hiding in Your Bushes?

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Written by: Jamie Foster

A notable criminal trial was conducted at Bournemouth Magistrates Court. The prosecution case lasted 6 days, something of a record in a summary trial. The assembled witnesses, lawyers and experts, as well as the accused, were informed, at 6:30 on the evening of the sixth day, that the case has collapsed following a finding by...

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Hunting Side Saddle

Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Written by: Mrs Cynthia Pitman

Side saddle riding has given me a lifetime of enjoyment and fun. It has many advantages, especially from the hunting point of view. It lets you carry on until you are quite ancient: the better grip means you are less likely to fall off if the horse pecks or shies, or even bucks. In my...

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Leaping to Conclusions – Thoughts on the Boxing Day Hunt

Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Written by: Charles Moore

Charles Moore learns to appreciate the Boxing Day meet Christmas in hunting means the Boxing Day meet. This is the sport’s annual photo-call, when everything is at its most picturesque and the numbers in the field get too large for the hunting to be fun. I’ve got nothing against all this Dingley-Dell-ism, but I’d rather...

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