Product & Book Reviews

Book Review Sheep May Safely Graze LM Clancy 2016 ISBN 9781512040357

Posted on Friday, March 3, 2017
Written by: Peter Brook

In summary, and for all the right reasons this book made me angry. Not because it wasn’t a good read, it was, but because it took a new Irish writer to provide a narrative for the current disconnect between town and country in England! Why is this something that English authors have apparently shied away...

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The History Of The Ullswater Foxhounds, 1914-1965, Part 2

Posted on Monday, December 5, 2016
Written by: Peter Brook

Ron Black with Jean Walton and Jean Gidman, Edited By Wendy Fraser. Approx 70000 words, soft back at A5. Black and white with some colour illustrations. Price £25 inc p and p. Available from Gone2Ground books or e mail cumbrian-lad@hotmail.co.uk In 1920, Richard Clapham quite rightly wrote on the subject of fell hunting….”If you go...

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The Importance of Hydration to the Hunting Horse

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Written by: Peter Brook

Most people involved with horses have heard the phrase, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”. Everyone who has taken their horse out for a day’s hunting and tried to get him to drink away from home, knows the problem all to well – horses can be difficult! We...

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MacWet Riding Gloves

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Written by: Peter Brook

This is a challenging review to write as I am not a fan of wearing gloves – it may be psychological but I have always felt that you cannot get all the feedback you need from the reins through gloves. That said they are compulsory for some events involving turnout so when I have to...

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Equitector Hunting Boots

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Written by: Peter Brook

What if you have muscular calves with wide feet and therefore do not fit in regular sized boots? Worse still, through past experience I have learned new long boots are painful to wear initially and give me constant cold feet. So I researched the market and looked at everything from quality rubber boots to bespoke...

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Hunting Songs Volume 2

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Written by: Peter Brook

Ron Black is a Cumbrian whose ancestors can be traced back several hundred years and have been immersed in the local hunting culture for as long. Over the last few years he has been extremely prolific in producing a superb series of small books tracing the history of hunting in his native Cumbria. These books...

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Book Review: Working Ferrets, Handling with Nets, Guns & Dogs

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Written by: Peter Brook

2nd Edition by Jackie Drakeford ISBN 978-1-84689-109-0  R.R.P. £14.99 There are times in the hunting year that the weather conspires to make the day unsafe for hounds or horses and on such days there is nothing better than spending a day working with dogs and ferrets. In this excellent review Dan Murphy looks at an...

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The Best of British – A Celebration of British Gunmaking

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Written by: Peter Brook

In reviewing the fantastic book from Quiller The Best of British – A Celebration of British Gunmaking by Vic Venters and David Grant ISBN 978-1846890697 published 2010 priced at £35-00 we are asking two questions, the first is- Should a reference work on guns and gun-making be reviewed in Baily’s to which the answer must...

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Horse Law (3rd Edn) Julie Mackenzie

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Written by: Peter Brook

Horse Law (3rd Edn) Julie Mackenzie ISBN 978-0-85131-937-7 JA Allen 2012 £30-00 In my days as an undergraduate lawyer you quickly became aware that there were two types of books about law which you had to have during your studies:- Type one were those books that were written by your current tutors or other academics...

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