How To Ride And School A Horse; With A System Of Horse Gymnastics

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byEdward Lowell Anderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the object, but it gives cramped and ungraceful action. I believe that the theory I advance is original with me, and I know that it gives the best results, for it is the method that Baucher and other great authorities use after the horse has been taught by some ruder means. To make a horse lead with a certain side, therefore, the direct rein will make upward play, and be supported by the opposing spur. At first the horse will be made to gallop in the line, then in circles, gradually diminishing in diameter, always leading with the leg of the side to which he is going. When the horse will answer to the aids, and will lead with either leg, as may be required, without hesitation or blundering, the rider will turn him from a circle to the right or the left, to one on the other hand, applying, quickly but without violence, the hand as the fore-feet begin a new cadence, the leg as soon as the fore-hand feels the effect of the bit. The rider will, of course, bend his body to conform to the movements of the horse, and this balance in the weights will assist in the change. When this has been accomplished without destroying or interfering with the cadences of the gait, it will be a mere matter of practice to make the changes at any finished step in the direct line. TO STOP IN THE GALLOP. While it is only in the gallop in equilibrium that the horse can be brought to a finished halt, yet the same means, in a form modified by the rider's appreciation of the circumstances, may be effectually used to make the horse draw up in the extended gallop. The horse being in the best approximate equilibrium, the rider will bring him to a stop by leaning back and pressing in his legs as the hind-legs of the horse begin one cadence of the gait, and raise the hand,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the object, but it gives cramped and ungraceful action. I believe that the theory I advance is original with me...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217849806

ISBN - 13:9780217849807

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