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post #11 of 15 Old 05-20-2018, 06:34 PM
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You guys across the Frog Pond have the best names for everything! I have always wanted two hounds, one named Quorn and one named Pytchley. Now I have to add two more hounds, Bisley and Sandhurst, and a cat named Tweezledown.

My bucket list keeps getting longer and longer.

I can't wait to watch this tonight.
Never EVER say "two Hounds" that is a couple. Hounds are counted in pairs no Huntsman would say there were 25 Hounds out today it would be, " Twelve and a half couple."

To add to your list you could have Meynell and Belvoir which is pronounced Beaver.

Hounds also are named either taking the initial letter of the bitch or dog and always have two sylables, so Quorn should be disallowed.
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Never EVER say "two Hounds" that is a couple. Hounds are counted in pairs no Huntsman would say there were 25 Hounds out today it would be, " Twelve and a half couple."

To add to your list you could have Meynell and Belvoir which is pronounced Beaver.

Hounds also are named either taking the initial letter of the bitch or dog and always have two sylables, so Quorn should be disallowed.
Poor Quorn!! Disallowed before he was even born!

It's so complicated! Basically, I now need 3 three couple... ah, couples? of hounds, assuming that I can amend "Quorn" to "Quornand" as in "Quorn and Pytchley."

Could I get away with that?
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That was a great program.

Very interesting story, @Foxhunter .

I can't believe no one taught those guys the first thing about falling off! They all fell like sacks of potatoes, making no attempt to even stay connected to the horse. I've fallen off horses more times than I can count, but I've never fallen off as hard as those guys did.
The program said they fell off an average of 11 times. If I fell off like that 11 times I think I'd have a few broken bones.
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You learn to fall by falling! All sorts of so called training can be given. This mechanical horse was built to teach jockeys how to fall, it works to some extent as with a rotational fall but only that and fortunately they do not happen very often. Majority of falls are out to the side which doesn't involve head tucking.

I have never been what one could class as 'athletic' couldn't see the point in running or jumping unless I was on a horse! I was, however supple. Playing a lot of gymkhana games taught how to land whilst the horse was moving fast, riding naughty ponies taught me not only how but when to fall.

I would think that when they are in full uniform they are very handicapped as to being able to get into a good position to hit the ground. Of course I would think the thing that keeps them on top more than any other is the boots. None would be able to walk after a loose horse with those boots on! Notice after the inspection they removed their boots or were crippled if they tried to walk in them?

Captain Evil always singular three couple. Quornand would work providing, of course, one of the parents' name started with Q (I have never known a Foxhound with a Q name - or E I J K O Q U X or Z)
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Never EVER say "two Hounds" that is a couple. Hounds are counted in pairs no Huntsman would say there were 25 Hounds out today it would be, " Twelve and a half couple."

To add to your list you could have Meynell and Belvoir which is pronounced Beaver.

Hounds also are named either taking the initial letter of the bitch or dog and always have two sylables, so Quorn should be disallowed.
Very interesting. We don't have hounds down here because no one actually hunts for foxes. When we fox hunt, they are pre-planned courses through the countryside over cross country fences but we are never actually following anything, tho every other tradition is followed.

Neat post Foxhunter.
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