Illustrated Lectures on Horsemanship

Illustrated Lectures on Horsemanship

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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. 1895 Excerpt: ...movement of the horse should require it, while the repeated twisting of the hair around the thumb may cause entanglement. The pupil will now step backward toward the horse's head, sufficiently to permit the raising in a stretched position of the left leg, oi which the foot is placed fully into the stirrup from the outside, that is the opening turned away from the horse, The latter movement should be executed without the aid of the right hand. The rider's body is now swung around before the saddle, by aid of the hold on the mane and a spring from the right foot, and the right hand grasps the cantle of the saddle in the middle, opposite the pommel. The left knee rests against the saddle flap and the lower part of the leg is in a perpendicular position, parallel with the right leg. A spring from the right foot, assisted by a slight pull from both hands, brings the rider in a standing position upon the left stirrup, where he assumes an erect attitude, dividing his weight upon both hands and the stirrup. The rising into this position should be done quickly and chiefly by springing from the right foot, in order to prevent displacement of the saddle or disturbance in the equilibrium of the horse. The right-hand is now carried forward to the beginning of the saddle puff, to the right of the pommel, thus keeping the saddle in its place, and the right leg is raised straight and sidewise above the height of the horses back, then passed over the same down to the right saddle flap, where the rider pauses for a moment and then gently lowers himself into the seat. Falling into the saddle will startle young, nervous or sensitive animals, cause them to rush forward and eventually make them rear; at all events it will inspire them with anything but confidence in the rider, a...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1130099415
  • 9781130099416