Horse and man

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byC. S. M. Phillips

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Conclusion. The lessons which I have now prescribed will in my opinion suffice, if carefully practised, to make in a few months a perfect horseman upon a perfect horse. But this high-sounding phrase must not be misunderstood. By a perfect horseman or horse I only mean a horseman or horse who has learned to use his natural faculties to the best possible advantage for the purpose of riding or being ridden; and I need scarcely point out that the natural faculties of many horsemen and horses are of a very humble order, or that a given style of riding or being ridden may be relatively speaking perfect, and yet absolutely speaking by no means conspicuously brilliant. Brilliant riding is common enough in England--perfect riding is extremely rare. We have plenty of men and horses who can perform particular feats with a courage and dexterity such as the whole world might safely be defied to excel; but we have very few men and very few horses who understand how to perform all the manoeuvres required in ordinary riding. A horseman of average nerve and tact will therefore, if he has taken the trouble to make the best of himself and his horse, find himself a match upon the whole for men who are naturally much his superiors; just as the poking, painstaking gunner, who has learnt to make sure of a deliberate shot, will usually bring home quite as good a bag as his more dexterous but less laborious rivals. cated by himself, I cannot pretend to speak from experience; but I can easily believe that my utmost enjoyment in the exercise is, compared to that described by M. Baucher, f as moonlight unto sunlight, or as water unto wine.' Indeed, I might say more than this. The peculiar pleasure and charm of scientific horsemanship is, that the man who is beginning to understand it never...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Conclusion. The lessons which I have now prescribed will in my opinion suffice, if carefully practised, to make in a few months a per...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217490875

ISBN - 13:9780217490870

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