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The Lady and Her Horse Being Hints Selected from Various Sources and Compiled into a System of Equitation   By:

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"The Lady and Her Horse" by T. A. Jenkins is a comprehensive and informative guide on the art of equitation. The author has diligently compiled a wealth of hints, tips, and techniques from various sources, creating a system that caters to equestrians of all levels.

One of the highlights of this book is the author's ability to simplify complex concepts and present them in a clear and accessible manner. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, Jenkins ensures that the instructions are easy to follow, making it an ideal resource for both horse enthusiasts and professionals.

The book covers various aspects of equitation, starting from the basic foundations and progressing towards more advanced techniques. It provides in-depth explanations on topics such as proper body position, effective aids, and basic training exercises, allowing readers to develop a strong understanding of the principles behind successful horse-riding.

What sets "The Lady and Her Horse" apart from other equitation guides is its focus on the unique relationship between the rider and the horse. Jenkins emphasizes the importance of understanding the horse's behavior, psychology, and physicality, forming a harmonious partnership that relies on communication and trust.

The inclusion of hints from various sources adds depth and diversity to the book, allowing readers to benefit from a wide range of perspectives and experiences. Whether it is advice from classical Masters or insights from contemporary trainers, the compilation offers a well-rounded approach that encompasses both traditional and modern equitation practices.

In addition to the comprehensive content, the book is also beautifully illustrated, providing visual representations of the techniques discussed. The images effectively complement the text, aiding in the understanding of specific movements and positions.

While "The Lady and Her Horse" predominantly targets female riders, it is pertinent to note that the information shared is applicable to riders of any gender. The title may be slightly misleading, as the book offers valuable insights and guidance for riders from all walks of life.

Overall, "The Lady and Her Horse" by T. A. Jenkins is a valuable resource for any equestrian seeking to improve their riding skills and deepen their bond with their horse. With its comprehensive approach, clear instructions, and diverse range of hints, this book is bound to become a trusted companion for horse enthusiasts on their journey towards excellence in equitation.

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Transcriber's Note

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.

THE LADY AND HER HORSE, BEING HINTS SELECTED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES AND COMPILED INTO A SYSTEM OF EQUITATION.

BY MAJOR T. A. JENKINS.

MADRAS: PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY PHAROAH AND CO. ATHENÆUM PRESS, MOUNT ROAD. 1857.

CONTENTS.

Page.

Introductory Address 1

Preparatory Remarks 2

Directions for Mounting 5

The Seat and Balance 7

Holding the Reins 10

Aids and Indications 11

Guiding 16

Animations 22

Soothing 21

Corrections 25

Vices 26

Paces of the Horse 33

Leaping 39

Road Riding 41

Dismounting 46

Concluding Remarks 48

EQUITATION.

INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS.

"What delight To back the flying Steed, that challenges The wind for speed! Seems native more of Air, Than Earth! Whose burden only lends him fire! Whose soul is in his task, turns labour into sport And makes your pastime his!"

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