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The hunting horse is a type, not a breed, and there is no working hunter saddle for sale record of the first use of the horse as a means of transport tin pursuing hounds. I tis something that happened in the mists of pre-recorded history.
We must definte hunting as the pursuit of a wild animal in its own environment by man emplying a pack of hounds. The link between horse and hound is vital, since the speed and activity of the hound has always been the major influence in producing a working hunter saddle for sale horse.
The ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Greek civilizations did much of their hunting on foot, although they used horses extensively in the chase as well as on the battlefield. The great horse master, Zenophon, born in 430 BC in Athens, made it clear in his classic book on equitation that basically the same priorities in stamina, fitness and obedience were required in the working hunter saddle for sale hunting horse then, as are still saught out by the hunting fraternity of today.
The Roman writer Oppian, in the third century AD, described the points he would look for in buying a working hunter saddle for sale hunter charger as follows: ‘He must have size and substance and well-knit limbs; a small head carried high, with a working hunter saddle for sale neck arching like the plume on a helmet; forehead broad, thick curly forelock; eye clear and firey.’ Oppian referred to the need in hunting for ‘an active horse accustomed to leap over stone fences and dykes’ but for many centuries, certainly throughout medieval times – the hunting horse was not required to possess the jumping ability expected from the modern top class quality working hunter saddle for sale hunter.
To be relevant, it is inevitable that any discussion of the hunting horse working hunter saddle for sale must be centred almost exclusively on Britain and Ireland. In both of these countries organized hunting (providing the pattern for that practiced in America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India and elsewhere) has been a major equestrian working hunter saddle for sale activity for some 300 years and has exerted, in consequence, a corresponding influence on horse-breeding. Indeed, before the growth of competitive riding to its present level, an extension belonging only to the last quarter of a century, hunting was the principal horse sport and today it is still the one attracting the largest number of participants. As a result, established hunter breeding industries exist in Britain and Ireland but are not found in other countries where less emphasis is given to the working hunter saddle for sale sport.
Stag, boar and fallow buck were the main quarry for hounds in Europe for centuries, and continued to be so long after William the Conqueror brought discipline to the chase. To pursue these, the hunting horse needed stamina for the long days in the great royal hunting grounds, of which the New Forest in Hampshire is the last surviving example, but there was little requirement for a horse capable of jumping over vertical working hunter saddle for sale obstacles at speed in the hunting field working hunter saddle for sale until the latter half of the seventeenth century saw the fox becoming a more popular quarry.
The clearance of the great forests coupled with changes in farming methods, especially the enclosure of fields in the early eighteenth century, increased the emphasis on hunting the fox in the open, rather than pursuing the deer in the woodland. The great grazing grounds of Leicestershire allowed hounds to run fast in the open country, and the fox proved a worthy quarry in such a working hunter saddle for sale setting.