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post #1 of 13 Old 10-18-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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silly question about arena letters

So I'm slightly confused on arena letters. My barn I think has them backwards. This is how it goes:

----A----

K--------F

E--------B

H--------M

----C----- (gate)

Is this correct? Thanks!

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-18-2009, 01:43 PM
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Running clocklwise from A the letters should be as follows for a 20x40 ring:
A K E H C M B F

Yes your barn does have them backwards :P
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-18-2009, 03:22 PM
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My sister asked me yesterday why the letters go in that order. I have no idea. Could someone tell me?
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-22-2009, 02:09 PM
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It's kind of a mystry, noone really knows.

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post #6 of 13 Old 10-22-2009, 04:18 PM
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There are lots of theories. One is that they are the first letters of cities conquered by Romans. A second theory is that apparently in the Old Imperial German Court the walls of the Royal Mews/Stable yard were initially marked with letters indicating where each Courtier and/or riders horse was to be stood to await its rider.

K – Kaiser/King
F – Furst/Prince
P – Pferdknecht/Ostler
V – Vassal
E – Edeling/Ehrengast/Guest of Honor
B – Bannertrager/Standard Bearer
S – Schzkanzier/Chancellor of Exchequer
R – Ritter/Knight
M – Meier/Steward
H – Hofsmarshall/Lord Chancellor

No one really knows though!
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going around clockwise i remember by
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post #8 of 13 Old 10-27-2009, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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There are lots of theories. One is that they are the first letters of cities conquered by Romans. A second theory is that apparently in the Old Imperial German Court the walls of the Royal Mews/Stable yard were initially marked with letters indicating where each Courtier and/or riders horse was to be stood to await its rider.

K Kaiser/King
F Furst/Prince
P Pferdknecht/Ostler
V Vassal
E Edeling/Ehrengast/Guest of Honor
B Bannertrager/Standard Bearer
S Schzkanzier/Chancellor of Exchequer
R Ritter/Knight
M Meier/Steward
H Hofsmarshall/Lord Chancellor

No one really knows though!
I actually like that theroy. =]

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post #9 of 13 Old 10-28-2009, 03:03 AM
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Yeah, it makes sense to me! :)
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-28-2009, 11:42 AM
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yeah makes sense up to the point when you have to do more complicated dressage tests that include ALL the letters

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