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        10-18-2009, 12:35 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    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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        10-18-2009, 12:43 PM
      #2
    Trained
    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
         
        10-18-2009, 01:10 PM
      #3
    Trained
    All King Edwards Horses Can Master Big Fences

    Lol
         
        10-18-2009, 02:22 PM
      #4
    Yearling
    My sister asked me yesterday why the letters go in that order. I have no idea. Could someone tell me?
         
        10-22-2009, 01:09 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    It's kind of a mystry, noone really knows.
         
        10-22-2009, 03:18 PM
      #6
    Started
    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!
         
        10-22-2009, 04:18 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Going around clockwise I remember by
    A Fat Black Mother Cat Had Eight Kittens
         
        10-27-2009, 09:55 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Carleen    
    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. =]
         
        10-28-2009, 02:03 AM
      #9
    Started
    Yeah, it makes sense to me! :)
         
        10-28-2009, 10:42 AM
      #10
    Green Broke


    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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