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clear, but seven or eight can be got over if the horse has learned to take it as a dog does a stile, by leaping . on and off; in this Irish horses are unrivalled, and the certainty with which they do it is quite astonishing. In England, to be safe, a horse has much more to learn; for in the generality of countries a hunter has to manage fifty distinct sorts of fences in every run ; but then, in point of labour, he has one advantage; for in most fences there are gaps or thin places, low stiles to jump, or gates to be opened, if we have time; if not, a moderate gate requires as little, nay less exertion than a moderate fence; and provided the taking off is sound, and horses are good timber jumpers, and fresh, I ever found they made fewer mistakes at moderate gates than they did at fences. Notwithstanding the diversity of knowledge of fences our horses require to be perfect hunters, such is the aristocratic indolence of masters, and the ignorance and obstinacy of English grooms, that our horses are not taken half the trouble with to make them perfect as fencers that the Irish horses are: they are, to use an Irish term, “trained ” to jump from colts; in fact a four-year-old Irish horse has learned his lesson perfectly, whereas ours very commonly, when first shown hounds, hardly know a hedge from a hurdle, and are then very frequently trusted to some pully hauly groom to teach them. I have, however, found one great objection in many Irish hunters; from being hunted when young, and consequently weak, their riders are obliged to get them along as they can, and to lift them at all their fences, to make them rise at them ; and when the horse comes to maturity, as but few are kept, they

are hunted so often that the same system is perse

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vered in : this gets them into the habit of expecting all this assistance and forcing; so that, in fact, though a man will be carried by Irish horses extremely well as a whipper-in, it is but few of them that will carry him pleasantly as a gentleman; in truth, on many of them it is sheer hard work on the part of the rider to make them do their share of it. Paddy has no earthly fear of a fall, or, indeed, of any thing else. I suppose the horse participates in the feeling; for ride him quietly at a fence, he seems to think you mean him to go into it, and into it he will go; give him a shout and a lift, and the stouter your arms and the stronger your lungs, the higher and further he goes.

The next objection to Irish horses is their temper; in this they widely differ from their masters; you may easily exasperate the latter, touch his honour or his liberty “Och, murther,” but it is hard to destroy the cheerfulness of his temper; the goodness of his heart you cannot destroy: not so with his nags; there is a want of that generous attachable disposition about them that we find in our horses; possibly hard usage from their youth produces this sulkiness, and frequent wish on their parts to retaliate, for in sooth their life is not usually a sinecure. I believe this is the fact, and one cause of their usual want of temper; that is, good temper.

It may be asked, then, why are not the men of the same country equally sullen and morose, from the same cause. It is not my province, as an Englishman, to investigate such a subject; my only reply will therefore be a very short one:–they have Irish hearts.

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Accide NTs, numbers of, arise from want
of judgment in drivers, i. 197.
to horses travelling, i. 211.
Action altered by rough roads, ii. 238.
, high, does not constitute safety,
ii. 125.
, instance of improvement in, ii.
235.
, quick, a great merit in hacks,
ii. 126.
, quick, indispensable to carry
heavy weight, ii. 127.
, taking a hint on, from a pig, ii.
239.
, unsafety of its causes, ii. 125.
, variety of, requisite in a hunter,
ii. 247.
Advertised horses, i. 319.
Aerial journey for Powell and Oliver,
i. 152.
A fair day's work for a coachman,
i. 201.
Affectation disgusting in the field,
ii. 72.
Agar, Mr., anecdote of, i. 96.
A hard rider, i. 155.
Ale recommended as a cordial, ii. 376.
Alice Hawthorn and a slow one, ii.
80.
All fair in horse-dealing reprobated,
i. 192.
Almacks and Meltonians, ii. 332.
American table d'hôte, i. 144.
Amphitheatrical horses, ii. 304.
Ancient masters, some remarks on,
ii. 284.

ANEcdotes, Vol. I. : —
Of Captain Mellish and author, 13.
Of a nobleman, disgraceful one, 16.
Of the author and bottle-racing, 18.
Of a German postboy, 25.
Of a coachowner, 32.
Of a master of F. H. (the right

sort), 33.

ANecdotes, Vol. I. — continued.
Job horses, 35.
A lady at a rout, 37.
Ladies bad judges of pace, 37.
Burke's seventeen-mile match, 52.
Of a coachman with a new team, 56.
Of one of the dog-cart tribe, 65.
Of a coachman, 75.
Old Phenomenon the trotter, 80.
A dentist, 83,
Breeching, a new sort, 83.
Of a kicking mare, 88.
Of a gentleman's coachmanship, 89.
Of the author driving young ones,
89.
Mr. Agar, 96.
Of a riding-boy, 115.
Of filling a dung-cart, 115.
Of a mismanaged race-horse, 122.
Trainer and riding-boy, 126.
Of a crack huntsman, 137.
Power in Teddy the Tiler, 140.
Pointer Carlo, 142.
Powell on Primrose, 152.
Of Belcher, 153.
Of Will Warde's whip on Long
Jane, 155.
Of a hard rider, 155.
A baronet's opinion of a country,
162.
Of Mr. M. with the Berkeley, 168
A mare who would not bear spurs,
170.
The author's little thorough-bred,
173.
Of a fast donkey, 175.
A nobleman and his coachman, 203.
Of the king of Prussia, narrated to
a coachman by his Lord, 205.
Old Wimbush, 218.
A wall jumper, 232.
Pink-tailed horses, 243.
The two teams, 248.
A nobleman buying Punch and
Judy, 251.

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ANEcdotes, Vol. I. — continued.
A nobleman in Essex a first-rate
fencer, 251.
The author's sowmanship, 253.
A dandy dealer, 282. -
Exchanging horses bought of dealers,
289.
Of George Barrington, 301.
Furriner, the scene in Dublin, 307.
A Frenchman falling down stairs,
3.15.
Richelieu, Cardinal, 338.
Liston and his milk, 340.
The author hunting in the New
Forest, 368.
Mr. Oakapple of Green Goose Hall,
and the pickpocket, 374.
Nick'em getting out of a scrape, 376.
Of Sunny and the author, 385.
Old George and the milliner, 401.
The author's groom and his mulled
port, 408.
Bottling patients, 422.
Introductory letter, 433.
A gentleman's gentleman, 443.
Il faut qu'il l'apprenne donc, 448.

ANEcdotes, Vol. II. : —
A dealer's ideas of weight in a trial,
35.
Cocoa-nut cracking, 41.
The author on Beggarman, 46.
A horse with twenty stone on him,
55.
Novel mode of using horses to carry
weight, 56.
The three teams, 62.
My glorious cousin, 67.
A timber hitter, 68.
Smith, Lord Yarborough's hunts-
man, 69.
Training a hunter for a stake, 70.
Rough kindness to a French officer,
74.
“Trying it on " in a handicap, the
author's obstinacy, 86.
Lord 's reason for betting on
greyhounds, 87.
A racing mare sold by the author, 95.
A lot of young ones cannot be all
good or all bad, 97.
A boy on a lazy colt, the race lost
by it, 112.
Sir Sidney Meadows, 113.
A huntsman not able to kill his
foxes without capping, 119.
The author and his friend in a buggy
with a goer, 129.

INDEX.
INDEX.

ANEcdotes, Vol. II.-continued.
The author's cob in a match, 132.
The author's nose, 136.
Sir J. M*Adam an extensive breeder
of trotters, 139.
The two grey wheelers, 148.
Uncle Thomas travelling en famille,
150.
The tailor's cur, 190.
Of two Arabs becoming ferocious,
2O4.
A horse bought by the author of a
dealer, rendered savage by improper
treatment, 205.
A mare of the author's rendered
vicious by ill usage from a servant,
206.
A mare who would resent a blow,
208.
Fright, effects of on a Galloway, 208.
Brutal treatment of a cart-horse,
234.
Straightlegs taught action, 235.
A lady who, but for being crooked,
would have been a fine figure,
235.
A horse's action altered by Welsh
roads, 238.
A pig taught high action, 239.
A horse cured of hanging back in
his stall, 241.
Rover and the
cushion, 242.
Teaching a friend to command his
temper, 246.
The Essex farmer and his horse,
246.
Aunty, 251.
Curricle horses, good temper of, 254.
Probyn and his kicker, 255.
A private of the household troops,
civility of to a lady, 259.
Curricle horses and New Forest flies,
26 1.
A lady, her cob alarmed by hail on
an umbrella, 262.
A horse that would not permit a
white handkerchief to be used,
262.
The author succeeding in making a
horse draw, by permitting him to
graze, 265.
A biting mare and the hedgehog,
269.
A regular kicker in a fix, 271.
Mr. Fores, his politeness, 279.
Compliment to a would-be painter
on his performance, 287.

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ANEctotes, Vol. II.-continued.
Marshall's singular obstinacy as re-
garded the picture of Lord Dar-
lington and his fox-hounds, 288.
Marshall's picture of Mr. Baker's
horses, 289.
Marshall's unique painter's tool, 289.
The author's depredations on the
store-room, 293.
A connoisseur giving public break-
fasts, 301.
Red-hot balls, a lady's ideas about,
3O4.
Chiliby, the savage horse, ridden at
Astley's by Miss Romanzini, 312.
Author and the butcher's horse, 313.
Astley's piebald mare, her extra-
ordinary sagacity, 314.
The author's hunting expedition at
Dunkirk, 334–341.
A London man of fashion and his
tenant, how to ensure health, 349.
A farmer and his men fetching up
lost time, the farmer's ideas on,
351.
Peter Harvey and his sauce, 354.
Coronation did the trick, and some
knowing ones too, with home train-
ing, 355.
The doctors, a true tale, 358.
Highland piper and the Frenchman,
365.
A Frenchman's opinion of a good
run, 367.
A friend of the author's, his Leicester-
shire campaign, 371.
A field of Irish hunters near Dun-
lavin, 881.
The Mar Dyke, 382.
Galloway clearing a canal lock, 383.
A horse taking twenty three feet at
a gate, 383.
A red deer taking the garden wall at
Cumberland Lodge, 384.

Alken, Mr., as an artist, remarks on,
ii. 290.

Animal painting still in its infancy,
ii. 294.

Animation, its effects, ii. 66.

Anxiety of thousands during a race,
ii. 281.

Arab horses and American bears, ii.
215.

Ascott made use of, ii. 13.

Ashbourne steeple races, i. 148.

Assistance to horses, how it affects
them, ii. 72.

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Astley's piebald mare, her sagacity, ii.
3.14.
Attention to hunting unfashionable,
i. 168.
Auction duties, appropriation of, i. 411.
Auctions at repositories, i. 403.
Author apologises for his irregularity
in writing, i. 73.
censured for seeing prize-fights,

i. 60.

his impartiality handicapped;
a killing weight put on it, i. 86.
anecdote of, in driving, i. 89.
and his groom; mulled port
&c., i. 409.
nearly done by Sunny, i. 385.
out of his line, ii. 38.
Author's Lincolnshire brook jumper,
i. 233.
sowmanship, i. 253.

Bad debts constantly occur to dealers,
i. 212.
Balls, red-hot, ideas about, ii. 304.
Bankrupts and plate glass, ii. 2.
Baron, Monsieur le, ii. 334.
Baronet, a, his opinion of a country,
i. 162.
Barrington, George, anecdote of, i. 301.
Bars, leaping, i. 181.
Bath and Brighton road celebrated for
coachmen, i. 189.
Battering rams exploded, ii. 41.
Battucing unworthy the name of sport,
ii. 330.
Bay Middletons, why they cannot go
on racing after a certain age, ii. 92.
Beacon Course (eighteen stone), i. 173.
Beardsworth, Mr., i. 14.
Bearing reins, a few words on, ii. 167.
Bedford, match against time, i. 53.
Spring's evidence on, i. 55.
Beggarman, stopped by pace, ii. 47.
Belcher, anecdote of, i. 153.
Bellows, stopping to mend, ii. 48.
Betters, few keep horses, i. 16.
Betting deeply, its fearful anxieties, ii.
281.

men an injury to the turf, i. 6.
men, and men who bet, distinct,

i. 15.

men promote rascality, i. 7.
on horses, not keeping them,
ruinous, i. 11.
Big horses against little ones, ii. 39.
Biting, horses seldom cured of it, ii.268.
Bit, the rearing, i. 102.
Bits, a coachman's attention to, i. 86.

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