Product & Book Reviews

Lady of the Chase- The Life and hunting Diaries of Daphne Moore

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018
Written by: Kay Gardner

Lady of the Chase – The Life and hunting Diaries of Daphne Moore  by Alistair Jackson  Illustrations Copyright Michael O’ReillyHardback  pp209 Published by Merlin Unwin 2018 price £25-00 ISBN 978-1-910723-76-0 I well remember talking to Daphne about her Diaries, a welcome foil to the more formal writings of her reports. Somewhere she could release her...

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Horse Games Bob Thompson 2018 Book Review

Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

One Man’s Search for the Tribal Horse Games of Asia and Africa Horse Games  Bob Thompson Hardback 288pp ISBN 978-1-91072375-3 Price £20-0 Growing up playing ‘mounted games’ revolved around the Prince Phillip Cup and various regional competitions run by the Pony Club. With such names as ‘tent pegging’ – involving putting a garden cane through...

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“The Man Behind the Mike: Mike Tucker; The Voice of Equestrianism”

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

“The Man Behind the Mike: Mike Tucker; The Voice of  Equestrianism”  Jane  Wallace 2018 Quiller  £20-00 pp304 Hardback  ISBN   9781892684 Mike Tucker’s voice over the loudspeaker always made me concentrate, if I was socializing at the horse of the Year Show (HOYS) or perhaps competing at a County Show then that voice would envitably...

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The Dublin Horse Show ‘Pictures of my Memories’ Noel Mullins 2018

Posted on Sunday, August 5, 2018
Written by: Peter Brook

Noel Mullins’ new book, ‘The Dublin Horse Show’, with its  800 action packed images takes the reader on a pictorial journey through the famous show. It has taken more than 10 years for Mullins to take thousands of photos of the annual shop window of the Irish Horse, and to narrow them down to the...

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True To The Line, A Hunting Life Adrian Dangar

Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Written by: James Barclay

  Quiller Publishing Ltd (29 Aug. 2017) Hardcover: 192 pages ISBN-10: 1846892449 From the very moment you pick up Adrian’s book, you know exactly that it has been written by an utmost enthusiast of our cause. The title indeed is a good give away in itself! However it is the way that the book has...

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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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