Recent content by Mark Gilbert

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    What ever happened to hunting presentation????!!!!

    Certainly not our pack, The Burne Bloodhounds, check our web site and FB page we give riders an idea of what is expected...
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    How do I go about starting to hunt?

    www.burne-bloodhounds.co.uk a good place to start!
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    First time - Leicestershire based

    I am the field master for the Burne Bloodhounds our kennels are Seagrave Leics and cover as far west as Stafford and to the East Melton www.burne-bloodhounds.co.uk a very friendly bunch! next meet is 26th Jan near Stafford ST18 9AQ cap £35 for adults U16 £20
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    Would like to try hunting but don't own a horse!

    I am the field master for The Burne Bloodhounds we hunt as far west as stafford and as far east as Melton Mobray our kennels are Seagrave Leics. Our hunt cap is £35 for adults and £20 for U16's. We are a friendly bunch so look us up www.burne-bloodhounds.co.uk
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    Hunt Mergers

    What mergers do, especially ones like AH/AWH is make sure those of us who love to hunt can continue to do so. I support all hunting whether it is a day out with the Albrighton or The Burne Bloodhounds. What we have to consider is the huge thanks we owe to land owners both those that hunt but...
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    TB ExRacer - Stable VICES

    Sounds like you have been treating him well! probably too well. Remember ex race horses love routine, if you are going to change anything do it slowly, if he is hacking out and decides he wants to go in a different direction then don't let him, even if you have to get off to lead him, don't...
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    Hunt Mergers

    Hunts that merge generally do for the greater good, its always a shame to loose a hunt and with the current climate hitting everyone hunts are going to face lots of financial pressure. My concern is the loss of hound blood lines, as long as the packs are merged at the same time it can only be...
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    RIP Albrighton Huntsman Ray Shaw

    Very sad in deed. Our thoughts go out to his family.
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    Hunting an ex P2Per

    I have a 20 year old ex p2p horse from Ireland, he is fine out with blood hounds or drag hunting but totally insane hunting with fox hounds, he can,t stand still too long waiting for hounds to flush. You are right to a degree that hunting in Ireland can be hard core but if I am honest I have had...
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    Good Farriers

    Richard Mathews is ours, probably the best farrier I have ever had near a horse of ours, always does a good job never cuts corners and takes his time. Based in Staffordshire.
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    'My' Racehorse on the gallops

    Its such fun whether you own a tiny share or the whole animal, I hope you have fun Mr Dunlop is a super trainer.
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    What weight can a horse carry?

    Its difficult subject, I ride everything from 14 hands upwards, its a dependent on breed really. Take a sec D Welsh cob, now they can carry exceptional weight, but cross it with something a bit more lightly boned then the weight it would carry healthy wise would dramatically reduce. I would...
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    Best Feed for weight gain ?

    We feed calf nuts to one of our TB anything elses sends him insane! cheapest horse I have ever owned to feed bless him!:o
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    Best Xc hat silks Gibsons OR Treehouse

    Either but I would say as Gibsons Newmarket have been making silks for ever! then you can't really get much better. HRH The Queen has her silks from there!
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    How big a crime to not clip a pony for the opening meet?

    Its not important to have your horse or pony clipped, what is important that both horse and rider are turned out to the best you can and that you behave in a polite and friendly way to those who are out with you and those who are good enough to allow you to hunt on their land. My only advise...
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