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  1. I moved to the Valley ten years ago and will...

    I moved to the Valley ten years ago and will NEVER leave. I read that the several towns beginning with Mount (Mount Jackson, Mount Crawford, Mount Solon, Mount Syndey) were so named because one could...
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    Cubbing

    We start Saturday, however, I will be in class. "Delayed Gratification" sucks, but it can be a good thing.

    http://www.webmd.com/brain/news/20080910/delayed-gratification-intelligence-linked
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    Virginia Hunt Week was held in October 2011. My...

    Virginia Hunt Week was held in October 2011. My understanding is that the next one will be in 2013.

    If things break right, I will be there.
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    HDR Hunt Bridle

    I've owned an HDR Hunt Bridle for about four years. Very nice, pliable, high quality leather. I only use it for hunting and clean it after every use so it still looks new.

    I haven't tried...
  5. We don't hunt during rifle season. Our last hunt...

    We don't hunt during rifle season. Our last hunt was on Tuesday, November 15. Our next hunt will be Tuesday, December 6. MY next hunt will be Saturday, December 10.

    To fill the time, we have our...
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    Depends on the hunt. My hunt doesn't spend a lot...

    Depends on the hunt. My hunt doesn't spend a lot of time worrying about these things. We try to watch the hounds and have some fun. Outliers tend to correct themselves.
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    Colors

    Chong's in Harrisonburg, Virginia did an outstanding job of sewing my colors on the collar of my Melton. Mr. Chong even sewed the "Made in England" label back on the coat after he had replaced the...
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    MFHA Map

    Call ahead. This map has Bull Run down near Salem, VA and Loudon West close to Richmond.
  9. Calming a Fractious Horse

    I think you mean this thread. Very informative...

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=242339&highlight=ulcers
  10. Glenmore Hunt Hunter Pace Article and Photos

    Staunton News Leader Article on the Glenmore Hunt Hunter Pace.

    Also a photo gallery.

    Actually, we had over 120 participants.
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    Tailgating

    Probably because we are a small hunt and the weather is pretty mild in Virginia, we tailgate after hunting during cubbing and the formal season. Everyone brings something and we have some very...
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    Hunt Pictures

    Rockbridge has a great collection of amatuer photographs.

    http://odtaa.wlu.edu/RH/rockbridgehunt.html?Content_URL=EventsWithPictures.asp&Menu=Home.Pictures&lastMenu=Home.Pictures
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    GO FOR IT!

    About three and a half years ago, I posed a similar question on this board. I received lots of advice, most of it discouraging. Fortunately for me, I ignored most of the advice and I now own a...
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    Wild Turkey American Honey is my favorite. ...

    Wild Turkey American Honey is my favorite.

    http://www.beveragewarehouse.com/search/more_info.php?item_id=1708
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    This is just plain funny. You didn't mention...

    This is just plain funny.

    You didn't mention the classic "NO BRAKES!" which particularly endears one to the other members of the field.
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    Two Point

    My horse is a TB with a beautifully smooth canter and gallop. Moving to two point when he canters or gallops seems perfectly natural. When I want to stop, I sit and squeeze my legs and hands. We...
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    Tom Jones

    In the movie, Tom Jones, they were stag hunting. Not that it makes a tremendous amount of difference. That movie got me thinking about hunting at a young age, too.

    I didn't go on my first hunt...
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    Virginia

    Anywhere south of the Rappahannock, north of the James and east of the West Virginia line is the Old Dominion's sweet spot.

    Please don't tell anyone else.
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    Hunting and a full time job

    Please don't let these posts scare you.

    I picked up riding about three years ago after a thirty year layoff. I've been hunting for less than a year and I have a pretty intense, more than full time...
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    What is ratcatcher?

    I understood that ratcatcher was tweed and a necktie. I recently capped with a hunt in the Valley of Virginia on a weekday. Everyone else, with one exception, was wearing a stock tie and tweed.

    My...
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