This vintage book contains notes and reflections on horse riding, compiled from the author's vast experience with horses in the military and in various equestrian communities. Covering many topics ranging from equipment to jumping, this volume will appeal to modern equestrians, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “Schools' and the Forward Seat”, “Geometry of the Forward Seat”, “Contact V. Wings”, “Aids and Jumping”, “Saddles”, “Bridles and Martingales”, “Controversy”, “The Show Ring”, “The Chase”, “Steeplechasing”, and “Conclusion”. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on horses.
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SCHOOLS AND THE FORWARD SEAT
CONTACT V WINGS
AIDS AND JUMPING
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Aintree amateur AMERICAN STEEPLECHASE animal ankle apply attitude balance body Caprilli Cavalry School CHAPTER CORRECT POSITION course crosscountry riding defects Diagram difficult direction of Arrow double bridle England ENGLISH SADDLE ENGLISH STEEPLECHASE Equitazione example fences Figure fingers flaps foot FORWARD POSITION forward seat give haute école heel horse shows horse’s head HORSE’S LOINS horse’s mouth horsemanship horsemen horseshow hounds hunting field inclined instinct Italian Cavalry Italian saddle Italian seat Italy jockey jump JUMPING POSITION keep KNEE ROLLS landing latter length less martingale method mind mounted arms movement natural country never obstacles oldfashioned one’s pace particular Pelham performance phase photographs pointtopoints poise practically principles professional race reason result ridden rider rider’s hands running martingales Saumur shoulder show ring showring snaffle sport standing martingales stirrup straight stride takeoff THIGH AND TIBIA thoroughbred timber Tor di Quinto UPHILL GATE variety whip withers word wrist