The Art of Horsemanship
Among the earliest known works on choosing, caring for, and riding horses, this book is still hailed--2,300 years after it was written — as one of the most complete, thoughtful, and accessible guides of its type. Civilization has changed radically in the centuries since it was written, but the equestrian arts have remained essentially the same. Much of what we presently accept as common wisdom about horsemanship derives from this volume.
A student of Socrates, Xenophon was an accomplished cavalryman and one of the foremost scholars of his day. This translation by Morris H. Morgan offers a fluid interpretation of the ancient Greek's advice, plus 38 carefully chosen illustrations. Equestrians and other horse lovers as well as military history buffs and students of Greek culture will find The Art of Horsemanship a treasury of practical tips and enlightened observations.
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Very interesting book although I found it an annoyance to keep looking up the footnotes. I think it could have been formatted better. Overall a good read. Interesting that we still follow many of the same concepts of training and horsemanship over 23 centuries later. Read full review
Review: The Art of HorsemanshipUser Review - Cathleen Carstens - Goodreads
Serious horse people will want to read Xenophon. The basics of horse care and riding have stood the test of time, and advice given thousands of years ago still rings true today. This was made clear to ... Read full review