The Equestrian's Manual; Or the Science of Equitation, with Advice to Purchasers of Horses, Saddlery, &C
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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...the lady has her Habit drawn over the crutch of her saddle, and tucked tightly in under her leg, for the purpose of keeping her dress in its proper position, she denies herself the full liberty of her knee, in case of accident, to be off her horse on the slighest warning; she may fall with her horse, be dashed against a wall, or experience whatever may be the nature of the accident, although foreseen, before the tightness of her dress will allow her to get her leg out of its place, or make any effort to save herself; and, if she at all succeeds, she may have got the Habit entangled in the pummel, or be unable in her fright to disengageher foot from the stirrup (or shoe), and inevitably experience that most appalling of accidents, BEING: DRAGGED POWERLESS BY A TERRIFIED HORSE a considerable distance along the road. Above all, the author wishes most strongly to recommend to ladies, no matter how accomplished they may be in the science, to avoid the dangerous and, to a graceful horsewoman, most unnecessary and ridiculous fashion of wearing "Habit Brooches," things invented for "trade purposes," which should never be patronized by any lady anxious for her own safety and the feelings of her family and friends. The position of a lady on horseback is limited much in power when compared to that of a gentleman; but all power is taken away, and all chance i of escape in case of acccident, by that pernicious l fashion " The Habit Brooch." A slight fall to a l wearer of it may be fatal, where, had she had the full liberty of her skirt, it might have been but a trivial occurrence. The proper arrangement of the skirt of the riding dress wholly depends on the lady herself, without making use of such a dan on MOUNTING....
- 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
- 13 Sep 2013
- United States
- black & white illustrations