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by Ernest Thompson Seton

Pack a horse or mule with not less than 100 pounds, with the single or double diamond, miner's, squaw, square or any other standard hitch, to hold during 6 hours of travel, for 3 consecutive days, for coup. Do the same for 30 days' journey, not necessarily consecutive, and using 3 different hitches, for grand coup.

Pack a burro with not less than 50 pounds, with the single or double diamond, miner's, squaw, square, or any other standard hitch, to hold during 6 hours of travel, for 3 consecutive days, for coup. Do the same for 30 days' journey, not necessarily consecutive, and using 3 different hitches, for grand coup.

Take entire charge of a horse or mule, including catching, during 10 days of wilderness travel. Hobbles and bell allowed, but no picketing, for coup. Take such care of 1 horse for 30 days or 5 horses for 15 days, and put a shoe on a horse, mule, or burro 5 times for grand coup.

Catch 10 different horses in a corral with 10 throws of the lasso, for coup. Catch 5 horses on the range with 10 throws of the lasso, for grand coup.

Catch a horse or beef by each of his forefeet in turn, for coup. Catch him by each of his forefeet with 4 successive throws of the lasso, for grand coup.

Make a serviceable pair of kyacks, or side-panniers, of rawhide or canvas reinforced with leather, and make a pack saddle which will fit some particular animal, for coup. Add to this, the breechings and breastings needed to hold it in place, all properly fitted, and make a pair of serviceable, strong-lined hobbles, for grand coup.

Make a comfortable pack harness which will carry 50 pounds for coup. If, in addition, this be properly fitted with breast straps and tump line, and used by self daily for 2 weeks (not necessarily successive), carrying not less than 30 pounds, grand coup. Not open to those under 18.

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