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post #61 of 77 Old 11-06-2010, 02:37 PM
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I always booted my lads up for hunting tape around the velcro

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post #62 of 77 Old 11-07-2010, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! Sorry I didn't see your questions, I appologize, I haven't even been in this thread for a while now...

To be honest, I completely forgot them. I know, I know...it was very irrisponsible! I was rushing to get the trailer loaded up to head out. My friends horse wont load in a 2 horse strait haul, so my Coach swung by to pick him up and they couldn't get him to load, so they got me to do it while I was trying to prepare for Nelson and I. So I got him loaded for them, and had to rush to get Nelson loaded after my friends horse was in the other trailer. By that time, I was scrambling to ensure that I had everything needed - and I assumed I had the boots.

I thought I had grabbed everything I needed, and away we went. We were supposed to be at the barn by 9:00am, but we just got them loaded up at that time..so we were in a rush to get going.

When it came time to put on his boots at the Hunt, I moaned saying "I FORGOT THEM!" and went bare.

I absolutely hated that we were out there without his boots on, honestly - I feel they are very important.

lol, I honestly didn't think anyone would even notice Nelson without his boots on.........

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post #63 of 77 Old 08-30-2012, 02:34 PM
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Hi,

I am just wondering if there is any hunting like this in the Calgary area. I am considering a young horse that could probably benefit from going out on a hunt.
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post #64 of 77 Old 08-30-2012, 02:54 PM
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Hi guys - I'm jealous - I hunted in Ontario but there's no hunt in Manitoba.
You generally don't put boots on horses for hunting as a safety precaution, between the mud, the brush, water crossings and the length of time they'd be on you are likely to get hung up or get nasty boot rubs no matter how good the boots fit.
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post #65 of 77 Old 08-31-2012, 06:45 AM
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Hi,

I am just wondering if there is any hunting like this in the Calgary area. I am considering a young horse that could probably benefit from going out on a hunt.

Their most certainly is! I'm a member of the Calgary Hunt Club. I can message you info if you want. The season starts soon as well.
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post #66 of 77 Old 09-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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Thanks for the info jumanji321, I cannot PM yet as I have not posted enough! I will decide if my little horse is too green to go this year!
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post #67 of 77 Old 09-04-2012, 07:06 PM
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you can always start a new fox hunting thread, this one is super old !

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post #68 of 77 Old 09-04-2012, 07:55 PM
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Well, old but good!

Cubbing will be starting here in a couple of weeks. Can't wait. I just have to decide which of my students horses I can "foxhunt break"!!
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post #69 of 77 Old 09-04-2012, 09:07 PM
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I live in england, and quite a few years ago they banned hunting live foxes I'm not sure what they do now to control the population? But that didn't stop the hunters! we just have drag hunts either with humans or someone riding a horse way out in front, it's really common in england I have at least 3 hunt clubs in my area that I know about! It looks super fun I definitely want to go some day! And fantastic pre-eventing season practice.

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post #70 of 77 Old 09-08-2012, 12:29 AM
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I trained foxhunters for a while.

We only put boots on one or two horses, if I remember correctly...because they had an issue with knocking their fetlocks together. We did use bellboots though.

We hunted live game. Coyotes, fox and bobcats. It didn't so much lower the population than it did run the game out of a farmer's land. Our organization had a very high catch rate, one of the highest in the country. We didn't call a kill unless we had the animal IN HAND. Some clubs call a kill when the hounds stop hunting. They presume the hounds made a kill, and thats why they stopped. We go so far as to retrieve the game, and if we can't find a body, we don't claim a kill.

Even with our high kill rate, it still wasn't enough to make any real dent in the local population. It pretty much up and relocated the game, or made them rethink about settling down on unwanted land.

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