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Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece or, Common Sense and Common Errors in Common Riding   By: (1799-1875)

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Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections is found at the end of the text. Inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have been maintained. A list of inconsistently spelled and hyphenated words is found at the end of the text.

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HINTS ON HORSEMANSHIP.

[Illustration]

HINTS ON HORSEMANSHIP,

TO

A Nephew and Niece.

BY

AN OFFICER OF THE HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE OF CAVALRY.

[Illustration]

LONDON. EDWARD MOXON & C^o. DOVER STREET. 1861.

HINTS ON HORSEMANSHIP,

TO

=A Nephew and Niece;=

OR,

COMMON SENSE AND COMMON ERRORS IN COMMON RIDING.

BY

COLONEL GEORGE GREENWOOD, LATE LIEUT. COL. COMMANDING 2ND LIFE GUARDS.

NEW EDITION.

LONDON: EDWARD MOXON & CO., DOVER STREET. 1861.

LONDON BRADBURY AND EVANS, PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. MILITARY RIDING NOT FIT FOR COMMON RIDING.

PAGE Throughout Europe there is only one style of riding taught 2 That is the soldier's one handed style 2 Two hands should be used to the reins 5 A soldier's horse must turn on the wrong rein 7 Common riders generally turn their horses on the wrong rein 9 Result of this with colts or restive horses 10 Indications are not aids 12

CHAPTER II. HOLDING AND HANDLING THE REINS.

Reins at full length 14 The downward clutch 16 The Grecian mode of holding and handling the reins 18 The side clutch 20 The two reins crossed in one hand 21 A rein in each hand 23 Turn to the right, and left 26 The hunting hand 26 The rough rider's hand 27 Fixing the hands 28 Use of both bridles at once 30 Shortening the reins when held one in each hand, system of taught, and of untaught horsemen 30 Use of the whip 34 Horses swerve and turn only to the left 34 Fault in "the great untaught," two handed, English rider 35

CHAPTER III. EFFECT OF INDICATIONS.

Retaining, urging, and guiding indications 36 To make a horse collect himself 37 Canter, right turn, right pass 38 Left shoulder in 38 Bearing on the mouth 39 The horse must be made to collect himself in turning 42 And should not be turned on one rein only 43 Lady's canter 44 The quicker the pace, the greater degree of collection 44 French and English mistake in this 45 The shy horse 46 The restive horse 48 Truth may be paradoxical 49

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