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  1. #1
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    Default Is there a name for this type of obstacle?

    I was browsing videos looking for ones about how young hounds are trained. Didn't find any (suggestions welcome), but found this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fKxp7IY6gE

    Around minute 1:30 the horses start jumping a sort of wall, except it's almost like a small table-top so they (mostly) jump up onto it and then down off it again, though a few go all the way over in one effort. This type of obstacle appears in several other videos.

    Does it have a name?



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    It is a simplified version of a Normandy bank. That is what we have always referred to those as.



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    i would call them "Irish Banks".
    \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".



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    I didn't watch the video, but from your description I would guess a bank (Irish, Cornish or Normandy bank).
    For diagrams, look at this
    http://www.useventing.com/resources/..._standards.pdf
    and scroll down to item 30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    I didn't watch the video, but from your description I would guess a bank (Irish, Cornish or Normandy bank).
    For diagrams, look at this
    http://www.useventing.com/resources/..._standards.pdf
    and scroll down to item 30.
    Thanks for that document! I was trying to find a "dictionary of jump types" or something.

    I think Irish Bank best matches - logs on each side, dirt on top, though less dirt after a hundred people have mangled their way over it!



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    I wonder if that's where the term "banking" a jump comes from when a horse puts a foot down on the jump?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Elghund2 View Post
    I wonder if that's where the term "banking" a jump comes from when a horse puts a foot down on the jump?
    Yes it is.
    \"I have lived my life-it is nearly done-.I have played the game all round;But I freely admit that the best of my fun I owe it to Horse and Hound\".



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    ahh Irish bank! Those look awesome! So much fun. But is there a fence there or are people just jumping it by choice?



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    Default Speaking of hound training and video ...

    Cross-posting this from the "foxhunting books" thread ...

    You might want to check out Full Cry: A Hound Blog, which features a lot of information on training foxhounds and beagles for hunting pack work. The blog is fairly new (has been up since July) and so far has focused on the Iroquois Hunt and the Clear Creek Beagles in Kentucky, but there is also some stuff from England. There also is a post that discusses Budgett's Hunting By Scent, as well as links to a fair number of hunts and to hunting texts available for free online.

    Regarding the OP's query on training, the most relevant posts to date regarding training appear to be the following, and several of them include video.

    Hound's Life: Summer Walk:
    http://houndwelfare.wordpress.com/20...e-summer-walk/

    Hound's Life: In Dog We Trust:
    http://houndwelfare.wordpress.com/20...-dog-we-trust/

    Becoming Leader of the Pack:
    http://houndwelfare.wordpress.com/20...r-of-the-pack/

    Lord Henry Bentinck on training:
    http://houndwelfare.wordpress.com/20...enry-bentinck/

    As for hard-to-find antiquarian hunting books, you might try John and Judith Head's sporting book shop in Salisbury, England, at http://www.johnandjudithhead.co.uk.

    Happy hunting!



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    Ooh, thanks - I've made myself a list from these threads of books and websites to browse.



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    Glad to help! I hope you enjoy them.



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