The Art of Horsemanship

The Art of Horsemanship

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486447537
  • 9780486447537
  • 79,250

Table of contents

Xenophon on Horsemanship
The Greek Riding-Horse
Points of the Horse
Notes
On the Illustrations
Index
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