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  • I thought I might share some photos from hunting last season...

    Please no comments about me on Castle, I know I've hideously outgrown him, and he is currently for sale He thought me so much for the past 2 and a half years I've owned him, and he has jumped everything from 6 bar gates to hedges, believe it or not, regularly last season. Enjoy the photos












    Hope I haven't bored you to death
    http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g7...ndCass0149.jpg
    "Success is a journey, not a destination"

  • #2
    Where is this GORGEOUS place you are hunting?

    And Castle looks like a really cool pony - the type who is probably worth his weight in gold.

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    • #3
      Thanks for sharing your pictures. Looks like a great day! I'm trying to place where you are. It looks like Great Britain, but I thought they'd made hunting illegal.

      Castle is a cutie.
      Barbaro Cultist, Metabolic Nazi

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        #4
        I'm from Ireland, hunting isn't banned here luckily! I hope it never will be either!
        http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g7...ndCass0149.jpg
        "Success is a journey, not a destination"

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        • #5
          Share lots more photos please and thanks!

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          • #6
            Ah died and went to Heaven looking at those, first off your pony is adorable and you are not that out grown on him! I have hunted in Ireland, and he looks handy enough to get you through all that dishes out and that horrid black thorn as well.

            May I ask who you Hunt with ? and say thanks for sharing.

            Ware Whip!
            FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by I'm EBO View Post
              Thanks for sharing your pictures. Looks like a great day! I'm trying to place where you are. It looks like Great Britain, but I thought they'd made hunting illegal.

              Castle is a cutie.
              Killing the fox is illegal, foxhunting well chasing, still goes on, drag hunting. At least that is my understanding.

              Ware Whip!
              FMO:OMG I almost put my eye out hunting clique.

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              • #8
                Castle is the cutest pony! Love the pictures!
                "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and then eat just one of the pieces." Judith Viorst

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                • #9
                  Wow! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
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                  \"And indeed the love that the horses of the Rangers bore for their riders was so great that they were willing to face even the terror of the Door , if their masters\' hearts were steady as they walked beside them.\" The Return of the Ki

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                    #10
                    Thanks everyone Ware Whip - I currently hunt with the Ormond Foxhounds (in Co. Tipperary), we're one of the few hunts in Ireland who still use red coats, Castle hunted with the Galway Blazers (sure you know who they are! ) when he was younger
                    http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g7...ndCass0149.jpg
                    "Success is a journey, not a destination"

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                    • #11
                      Wow - I love those pictures! That is the cutest pony. He looks like he knows his job - just hang on and enjoy the ride. You two look good together.

                      Beautiful country - one of these days I have just got to visit Ireland. I don't know about 6 bar gates though - do they have a field for silly Yanks who think they can ride?
                      Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                      Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                      -Rudyard Kipling

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                        #12
                        You MUST visit Ireland Some beautiful parts, and some quite trashy ones too Barely anyone who hunts with us can actually ride, it's just a bunch of idiots galloping around
                        http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g7...ndCass0149.jpg
                        "Success is a journey, not a destination"

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                        • #13
                          In that case I should fit in just fine!

                          Originally posted by CastleMouse View Post
                          it's just a bunch of idiots galloping around
                          Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                          Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                          -Rudyard Kipling

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                          • #14
                            Yes, absolutely, hunt in Ireland if you can. I was out with the County Louth hounds for a loooooooooooooong day - six hours - on a 20-year-old mare who kept up, kept me safe, and was probably back in the lesson program the following day. And it's a lot more fun than going out with people who are mostly worried about whether your jacket has one vent, or two, or if it buttons on the wrong side. And then, for the rest of your life, you can drop "when I was hunting in Ireland" into your conversations and everyone here is impressed!

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                            • #15
                              Your horse is completely adorable, oh my! He looks like a blast to ride. Thanks for posting the pix.
                              Nobody puts baby in a corner

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                              • #16
                                What fabulous photos!! Your pony is priceless--don't sell him!!

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                                • #17
                                  You MUST visit Ireland Some beautiful parts, and some quite trashy ones too Barely anyone who hunts with us can actually ride, it's just a bunch of idiots galloping around
                                  I'm heading over in about 2 weeks for some of this - galloping around with idiots is right up my alley!

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                                  • #18
                                    Great photos, thanks for sharing

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                                    • #19
                                      Love that pony! (I'm a sucker for small hairy equines. )

                                      *Please* post more pics. I can't afford a vacation this year, and I'm desperate for a trip to Ireland.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by aj View Post
                                        I'm heading over in about 2 weeks for some of this - galloping around with idiots is right up my alley!

                                        AJ - Where abouts are you heading???
                                        Have you arranged a day in the field yet???

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