Learning to Ride, Hunt, and Show
Gordon Wright, the “founding father” of hunter-seat horsemanship is revered by generations of riders at all levels. This book, first published in 1966, covers the fundamentals of riding on the flat and over fences, both at home and in competition. There are also chapters on horse anatomy, stable management, and tack and other equipment, as well as foxhunting and polo (two sports in which the well-round horseman and horsewoman took part).
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