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    PSB, are remembering one that Simon Earle put...

    PSB, are remembering one that Simon Earle put together? It showed 2 different horses trotting and cantering on a road, but only one stride. Alternatively there is a Rood and Riddle film which shows...
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    One for the hoof nerds...

    ...apologies if you've seen it already doing the rounds on Facebook, but I thought any hoof nerds on here might be interested in some slow motion footage that we put together last month.
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    KSBadger - you are very close :-) The footage...

    KSBadger - you are very close :-) The footage was taken around Cheriton Ridge/Farley Water and around Exford - suspect nothing much has changed since you knew it!

    Photos here from Saturday -...
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    Thanks Hounds :) Feel free to share it, and of...

    Thanks Hounds :) Feel free to share it, and of course I will let you know when there is another one - with (I hope) more hounds in it :cool:
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    If I'm honest, AJ, the video was taken at least...

    If I'm honest, AJ, the video was taken at least partly for my blog, which tends to attract foot fetishists - hence the rocky close-ups, 'cos thats what fascinates them :)

    The terrain here can be...
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    :lol:Come over - the season lasts till the end of...

    :lol:Come over - the season lasts till the end of April :cool:
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    Hunting footage

    ...I am trying out a new camera :)

    http://rockleyfarm.blogspot.com/2011/02/barefoot-performance-proper-job.html

    Don't be too put off by the title ;)
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    There are lots of things I can get more excited...

    There are lots of things I can get more excited about(!), but the facts (in the UK) are that its a nasty, poisonous problem and that there is legislation to control it. No more no less.

    I have...
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    Here are a couple more: ...

    Here are a couple more:

    http://www.defra.gov.uk/wildlife-pets/wildlife/management/weeds/

    http://www.ragtaguk.com/ragwortinformation.html
  10. Erm, forgive me for saying so but isn't this just...

    Erm, forgive me for saying so but isn't this just a smidgeon melodramatic?! I know you've just had thanksgiving, but you aren't actually talking about either my or Thomas' government, being as...
  11. Thanks for the conversions, guys - I'd have done...

    Thanks for the conversions, guys - I'd have done it normally but was getting hieroglyphs not numbers on the conversion site :eek:

    FWIW, I feed haylage year round (complicated, but its a feet...
  12. Is that really the size of the average...

    Is that really the size of the average commercially viable farm in your area? That takes the meaning of intensive agriculture to a whole new level... :-) Lots of horse-owners keep their horses on...
  13. Even on this piddling little island, there are...

    Even on this piddling little island, there are huge variations in soil mineral levels - I have big variations across my fields and I only have 60 acres of land. There is also a big range of...
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    Thanks all, so glad you enjoyed it :-) I'll hope...

    Thanks all, so glad you enjoyed it :-) I'll hope to get more footage this season but its hard to sacrifice a day on a horse ;-)

    JSwan, we wear poppies for the 2 weeks before Remembrance Sunday,...
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    Ah, it wasn't filmed from a helicopter - my mate...

    Ah, it wasn't filmed from a helicopter - my mate Sam had the camcorder and was filming from the opposite hillside :) Because we have lots of steep valleys and coombes, you can get great footage if...
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    Opening meet - the video

    It took a while for me to find the time to put it together and run it past the Master and Huntsman for approval, but its here now - a slice of Exmoor :-)
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    Opening meet pics

    I am very fortunate in having a friend who is an extremely good photographer, and she came to our opening meet on Saturday :)

    It had been raining no-stop for the previous 4 days, but Saturday was...
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    The blessing for our hounds was on St George's...

    The blessing for our hounds was on St George's Day - the text is on the video, here: http://www.vimeo.com/12148219

    PS: Its an English service - possibly Book of Common Prayer, so might not be what...
  19. Dawglover, sounds like you had the real Exmoor...

    Dawglover, sounds like you had the real Exmoor experience - proper job ;)

    Whicker, since its you I will reveal what little I know :cool: Personally, I've got a Barbour breathable coat - not...
  20. Equibrit, you know us too well ;) Its been a...

    Equibrit, you know us too well ;) Its been a 3-waterproofs day today, and the mud is well set in!

    SLW, the Exmoor ponies are feral - they run free but the herds are owned. They are a fascinating...
  21. Hunting pics - before the rain started...!

    We've had amazing weather and amazing hunting in SW England this month...Now the rain has started, but I took some sunny photos to remember it by ;-)
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    Leila, glad you enjoyed :-) The V is Winston -...

    Leila, glad you enjoyed :-) The V is Winston - he is a marvel ;-) The white hound is one of two - Echo has 2 dark eyes and is the fat one who can't squeeze under the door, Ermine has one pink eye...
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    Now in better definition here: ...

    Now in better definition here:


    http://www.vimeo.com/15623380

    :-)
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    Hound puppies - the movie(!)

    ...or Echo, Ermine and Eyelash now have their own 3 minutes or so of fame :) Its here, for now:

    http://rockleyfarm.blogspot.com/2010/10/hound-puppies.html

    but not in very good definition, so I...
  25. Whicker, bless you :) - I will take you up on...

    Whicker, bless you :) - I will take you up on that invite one day - or of course you could come over here, where the hunting is 6 days a week (tho 3 of that is staghunting...), 9 months a year - not...
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