Cross Country with Horse and Hound

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byFrank Sherman Peer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... VIII HANDS Pullers: How They Are Made PROPER Position Of Hands--HOW TO HOLD THE REINS HANDS WHEN JUMPING JY good "hands" is meant that sensitiveness of touch in the manipulation of the reins which pulls not an ounce more than is actually needful. It is an axiom of the huntingfield that "Pulling hands make pulling horses," or "A dull hand makes a dull mouth." "I never pull at my horse's mouth," says a friend of mine, "but all my horses are pullers. I don't understand it." The trouble with my friend is that he is dull of touch. When he shakes hands with you he nearly crushes your bones, yet he is entirely unconscious of doing so. I have often remonstrated with him, but, I fear, to no purpose. Ladies shun him rather than endure the ordeal of a grip of his unfeeling paw. Touch is a question as much for horsemen as for pianists, and almost as difficult to attain in perfection by one as by the other. In horsemanship we can learn from the lady rider a most valuable lesson. Her hand is acknowledged everywhere among hunting men as being lighter and more sensitive of touch than a man's. Sensitiveness of touch is a gift, yet probably can be cultivated and improved to some extent. More profit is to be derived from giving our attention to the causes--bad hands and pulling horses, which invariably "hunt in couples"--to which its lack is due. The most fruitful source of bad hands is an incorrect position in holding the reins. It is a point susceptible of the greatest improvement. The proper position of the arms and hands is illustrated at page 92; the wrong way at page 104. In the right way notice that the arm from the shoulder to the elbow is perpendicular, the forearm at right angles to the upper, and that the hands are well in the lap of the rider, so that there is n...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902. Excerpt: ... VIII HANDS Pullers: How They Are Made PROPER Position Of Hands--HOW TO HOLD THE REINS HANDS WHEN JUMPING JY good "hands" is me...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217697682

ISBN - 13:9780217697682

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