Quorn in Leicestershire is home to the Quorn Hunt, probably the most famous hunt in the British Isles. Going on a foxhunt involves galloping at top speed on your mount, jumping some not inconsequential fences and is definitely not for the faint-hearted or the side-saddlers. A whiplash injury in Quorn is one of the risks of falling off a fast-moving horse in uneven countryside. Luckily, horse riders have traditionally worn hard hats, covered in smart black velvet, which help to prevent more serious injuries or concussions.
In 2004, hunting to hounds was banned by the English Parliament. Since that time, the fox population in the UK has exploded, and the urban fox has become a common resident of most towns, cities and villages. The pros and cons of the hunting debate continue, even despite the ban, because traditionally it was such an emotive topic. Hunting was also seen as a pursuit of the upper classes, since the gentlemen who indulged in it needed to be at leisure to afford the upkeep of horses, packs of hounds and the necessary staff.
Hunting pink was the term describing the colour of the Master of the Hunt’s coat, which to the common eye is actually a scarlet red. Gentlemen of the local community would gather – at the invitation of the Master – at an appointed time, and assemble on horseback ready to go on the hunt. They enjoyed a quick snifter from a stirrup cup before setting off. The Master would blow his hunting horn and lead the charge into the countryside. The dogs yelped and circled until they picked up the scent of a fox, and the hunt was on. After the fox was caught and killed, the Master would take the brush (the fox’s tail) as a souvenir. Fox furs as stoles and wraps, made from the fox tails or sometimes from the whole pelt, were enormously popular in Victorian England and even up until WW2.
Did a horse-riding accident cause your whiplash injury in Quorn?
If you lined your steed up for the five-bar gate but misjudged it and went flying head first into the first cow pat on the other side, you’d only have yourself to blame. However, if for any reason you consider your whiplash injury in Quorn to be the cause of a third party, then you might have a case for compensation.
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