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Account of initiation into the Horseman's Word.

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Title - Account of initiation into the Horseman's Word.
Contributors - Willie Mathieson; George Hay
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - Account of initiation into the Horseman's Word.

George 'Lordie' Hay was initiated into the Horseman's brotherhood aged about fifteen. He was taken to another farm's barn after lights out in the big house, with a bottle of whisky, a loaf and jam. The 'minister' gives three knocks, the postulant is blindfolded, and there is a formal dialogue before bringing in the postulants. The minister chaffs them, gives orders to take off boots etc., then gives a 'sermon' with an injunction