A Treatise on Deportment, &C., Including the Science of Horsemanship

A Treatise on Deportment, &C., Including the Science of 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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...outwards, with the palms of the hands to the front, and keeping the arms straight, raise them in an oblique direction to the rear; pressing back the shoulders until the thumbs meet over the head, with the palms to the front, the arms extended, and the head kept well up. COMMAND INSTRUCTIONS. Foor-Bend the body forward, keeping the arras and knees braced, until the fingers touch the ground, with the thumbs meeting; and as the arms are brought forward, the head must come forward with them at the same time. n-. Raise the body gradually with the hands and arms flexible and easy, until they are brought to the position of Attention. Those who are unacquainted with the use of the Sword, would consider the Extension Motions, as a useless Exercise: but they will be found essentially serviceable in preparing the Pupil for the Sword; as they tend to make him stand erect, and to render the joints supple, &c SECTION V. PRACTICE OF POSITIONS. It will now be necessary to proceed to the Positions, &c, which are of considerable service; for should the Pupil not be expert in them, and not calculated to show a good front, it would be advisable not to attempt the use of the Sword until he had arrived at a greater proficiency: for nothing can be accomplished in the Infantry part of the Exercise, without making a great proficiency in this practice. The whole often depends upon taking a good and quick position, and on giving power to the Cut and Thrust, as well as avoiding those of the antagonist. This part of the Practice cannot be too strongly recommended: and to give the Learner an idea of these positions, they are performed by Words of Command as Motions, which will, when proficiency is attained be practised by numbers. WORDS OF CO JIM AND....show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607279
  • 9781236607270