The Reminiscences Of Frank Gillard (huntsman); With The Belvoir Hounds, 1860 To 1896

Paperback | April 21, 2013

byCuthbert Bradley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...run away from horses," was the huntsman's opinion. The mention of the foremost rider of this day's sport brings to mind the story of an awkward predicament he was placed in through his horse making a mistake at a trappy fence. Hounds had roused a fox in Casthorpe Covert, and the first obstacle away was a wide drain full of water, with a stake-and-bound fence on the top of a bank. The lead was given by Mr. Tom Hutchinson, whose horse popped over, climbed the bank, and got the right side of the stake-andbound without making any fuss about it. Mr. Cross was not so successful when he attempted to follow, for after clearing the drain his horse reared up on the bank and came backwards with his rider into the water. A providential presentiment told Gillard what was going to happen, and directly the horse fell back on to the bank he was ready to seize him round the neck with both arms and hold him there, preventing his rider from drowning at the bottom of the stream. It was a very awkward position, and he had to be dragged out, being partly held down by the horse against the bank side, and in doing this his top-boots were again left behind. Mr. "Banker" Hardy, who saw the accident, always said Gillard saved a victim from a watery grave by prompt action, complimenting him on his great strength of arm to hold the horse up to the bank side for so long a time. On January 12th, after meeting at Elton Manor, a fox was found in Whatton Hall Plantation, and setting his mask for Smite Hill Gorse, he received something of a header from the flames that leapt up from the covert, which was being grubbed up and burnt, having outgrown itself. This gorse was originally planted by Mr. Chaworth Musters when he left the Quorn country, and it was...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...run away from horses," was the huntsman's opinion. The mention of the foremost rider of this day's sport brings...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217396097

ISBN - 13:9780217396097

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