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Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections is found at the end of the text along with a list of inconsistently spelled words. Oe ligatures have been expanded.

THE HORSEWOMAN

[Illustration: Alice M. Hayes]

THE HORSEWOMAN

A Practical Guide to Side Saddle Riding

BY

ALICE M. HAYES AUTHOR OF "MY LEPER FRIENDS."

EDITED BY

M. HORACE HAYES, F.R.C.V.S. ( Late Captain "The Buffs" )

AUTHOR OF "POINTS OF THE HORSE," "VETERINARY NOTES FOR HORSE OWNERS," "RIDING AND HUNTING," ETC.

Second Edition, revised, enlarged and 133 photographic illustrations added.

LONDON HURST AND BLACKETT, LIMITED 13 GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET 1903

All rights reserved

PRINTED BY KELLY'S DIRECTORIES LTD., LONDON AND KINGSTON.

PREFACE.

The first edition of this book was the result of seven years' experience of riding hundreds of horses in India, Ceylon, Egypt, China and South Africa; the most trying animals being those of which I was the rough rider at my husband's horse breaking classes. Since that edition came out, I have hunted a good deal, chiefly, in Leicestershire and Cheshire, and have taught many pupils, both of which experiences were of special advantage to me in preparing this new edition; because English ladies regard riding, principally, from a hunting point of view, and the best way to supplement one's education, is to try to teach.

The directions about side saddles and seat are the outcome of practical work and fortunate opportunities; and I hope they will be as useful to my readers as they have been to my pupils. Although I have ridden, when abroad, some of the worst buckjumpers that could be found in any country, I have never "cut a voluntary," thanks to the adoption of a seat and saddle which gave the necessary grip. Of course I have had "purls," when horses have "come down" with me out hunting; and on one occasion in China, when a horse which I mounted for the first time, reared and came over.

I have taken Figs. 32 to 51, 71 to 78 and Fig. 90 from Riding and Hunting , and Figs. 147 and 148 from Points of the Horse . My husband has written Chapter XXII.

I have omitted the chapter on my Riding Experiences , as I thought it out of place in a purely teaching book.

Knowing the immense value of photographs in explaining technical subjects, I have gladly availed myself of the expert help of my husband and son in that form of illustration.

I am greatly obliged to Miss Harding, Miss Burnaby, Miss Neil, the Rev. G. Broke, the Rev. R. J. Gornall, Mr. Clarence Hailey of Newmarket, the Editor of Country Life and the Editor of The Queen , for the admirable photographs and blocks they most kindly lent me. I regret that I inadvertently omitted to place the names of Mr. Clarence Hailey and the Gresham Studio, Adelaide, South Australia, under the excellent photographs which are respectively reproduced in Figs. 2 and 3.

This edition is practically a new book.

Yew Tree House, Crick, Rugby, 25th March, 1903.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. BEGINNING TO RIDE 1 to 7

CHAPTER II. HORSES FOR LADIES 8 to 24

CHAPTER III. SIDE SADDLES 25 to 69

CHAPTER IV. BRIDLES 70 to 88

CHAPTER V. RIDING DRESS 89 to 124

CHAPTER VI. MOUNTING AND DISMOUNTING 125 to 135

CHAPTER VII. HOW TO HOLD THE REINS 136 to 144

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