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    There is a Chinese saying that I'm told...

    There is a Chinese saying that I'm told translates as "buy the best and you only cry once." That having been said, if you want to get in the field quickly, buy cheap. EBay is terrific as are any...
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    Boot upgrade

    I have recently been appointed Joint Master of our hunt. I have a pair of top boots (la Mundial) that have zippers. I also have a pair of proper dress Dehners. I don't really want my zippered...
  3. I have a friend who makes a pretty decent living...

    I have a friend who makes a pretty decent living from people who pay her to ride their horses. Seems to me that, given my limitations, folks would pay me not to ride their horses.
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    As Kodiak said, the folks I've ridden with from...

    As Kodiak said, the folks I've ridden with from Chagrin have been great. Miami Valley Hunt is about 3 hours south of Gates Mills and we are just absurdley nice. We could find you a place to put up...
  5. Most of our subscribers carry a hunt whip. ...

    Most of our subscribers carry a hunt whip. Thanksgiving Hunt this year, we had a hound step into a coyote trap. Several of us on the ground - three with whips to try and get other hounds back and...
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    My wife uses one we got there. Label in the...

    My wife uses one we got there.
    Label in the pocket says "Crowther Classic," made in England. May help with your search.
  7. When my wife earned her buttons, a local cobbler,...

    When my wife earned her buttons, a local cobbler, as suggested above, put tops on her beloved old dress boots for $120. They look great.
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    Plain bar glycerin saddle soap and Leather...

    Plain bar glycerin saddle soap and Leather Therapy after (nearly) every hunt. Kiwi shoe polish on the boots, Fels Naptha scrub on the white britches, a stiff clothing brush to coat and vest - a...
  9. He needs to come up to the Air Force Museum,...

    He needs to come up to the Air Force Museum, then. I'm bringing two horses down from just north of Dayton to Rolex and, with a trailer, it's 2.5 hrs. I've never known a pilot that was encumbered by...
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    There are trails to clear, new fixtures to...

    There are trails to clear, new fixtures to cultivate, land-owners to schmooze, puppies to walk and horses to be legged up (consider some horse trials/combined training or hunter paces). Trailers and...
  11. Generally in the saddle right at three hours. ...

    Generally in the saddle right at three hours. That counts a 10-15 minute hack between trailers and covert. Were we out for much longer, I should need a larger flask.
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    One of our members insists that jello shots be in...

    One of our members insists that jello shots be in our hunt colors.

    I'm well north now so it's straight bourbon, but when I hunted down south it was gin rickeys!
  13. Get one of those thermal heat packs they sell for...

    Get one of those thermal heat packs they sell for us old guys with bad backs. It'll pump out heat for the whole hunt. They also make little versions that can fit in gloves and boots.
    There are...
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    Clever With Leather

    Claire Painter at Clever With Leather in Versailles, KY makes wonderful, traditional bridles and appointments. Cleverwithleather.com or 859/879-0075.
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    Fluphenazine is available in an injectable...

    Fluphenazine is available in an injectable decanoate version which is an oil suspension and is therefore long-acting (2-4 weeks, as mentioned above). But more often is given in a regular version...
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    What's unsettling is that my reaction was very...

    What's unsettling is that my reaction was very much like Hitler's...
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    I haven't had anybody check the contents of my...

    I haven't had anybody check the contents of my sandwich box since the old Post Time shows under the trees at Keeneland a hundred years ago.
    These days my kit is very traditional; flask at the left...
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    Deputed Testamony was a good horse. Maryland...

    Deputed Testamony was a good horse. Maryland bred who won the Preakness. Sired Bellamy Road who won the Wood.
  19. All purpose. Close contact aren't really made to...

    All purpose. Close contact aren't really made to sit in, you know?
  20. We have a very low level Horse Trials every year...

    We have a very low level Horse Trials every year in the fall and honestly, we make as much money $10 at a time allowing folks to school in the weeks before the event as we do for the Horse Trials...
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    Is there something you can buy? Probably. But,...

    Is there something you can buy? Probably. But, you see, you've come to fox hunters with your question, and we, as a rule, would much rather make something effective and cheap than spend money on it.
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    What a wonderful treat! Thank you so much for...

    What a wonderful treat! Thank you so much for sharing these.

    I can't get over how much His Lordship's stable yard is exactly unlike my barn lot in every detail. Uncanny.
  23. My new boy is doing well. Three times out to...

    My new boy is doing well. Three times out to hounds and one hunter pace and he's catching on. 8 year old OTTB by Real Quiet (RIP). After hunting my 17.2 Hanovarian for years, it's really...
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    I once found a lovely children's phrasebook with...

    I once found a lovely children's phrasebook with useful things like "I'm pretty sure we've already been here," and "Dad, don't you think you've had enough?"
    Written before hovercraft were popular,...
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    Thanks all - we did it! Within a few hours of...

    Thanks all - we did it! Within a few hours of starting this thread, a new friend who hunts with Chagrin Falls contacted me. I now know his name, age (20), pedigree (by Native Roman out of a Carry...
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