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by Ernest Thompson Seton

Ride a horse one mile in three minutes, clearing a 4-foot hurdle and a 10-foot water jump, coup. Do it in two minutes, clearing a 5-foot hurdle and a 15-foot water jump, grand coup.

Rope your mount out of a bunch without swinging the rope and in not more than three throws, bridle him properly, the whole to be done in not over one minute, coup. Catch your horse as above but with only one throw, saddle and ride him 20 miles, the whole to be within 2 1/2 hours and the horse brought back in good condition at the finish, for grand coup.

Pick up a hat from the ground while at full gallop on a horse of not less than 13 hands, coup. Do it three times without failure, from each side, with horse of at least 15 hands, grand coup.

Groom, hitch and drive a trotter a mile in 2.40, coup. Do this with three different trotters, grand coup.

Act as teamster, unaided during 30 successive days of travel on Western trails with a team and wagon, loaded at least half the time, coup. With a 4-animal team for 60 successive days, grand coup.

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