Riding and Hunting

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Hurst and Blackett, limited, 1901 - Horsemanship - 460 pages
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Page 462 - The Field. —"Of the many popular veterinary books which have come under our notice, this is certainly one of the most scientific and reliable. The...
Page 463 - Horse Training and Management in India,' and are of opinion that no better guide could be placed in the hands of either amateur horseman or veterinary surgeon newly arrived in that important division of our empire.
Page 84 - Instead of a curbchain, a flat piece of bridle leather, furnished with a few links at each end, may be used. " It is very clear that the narrower the chain is made, the more likely is it to cause pain, which is just what we want to avoid, and we should therefore endeavour to make it as broad as possible. The vulgar notion of a sharp curb, is, as the reader perceives, a monstrous absurdity
Page 462 - VETERINARY NOTES. For Horse Owners An Illustrated Manual of Horse Medicine and Surgery written in simple language.
Page 463 - It is a characteristic of all Captain Hayes' books on horses that they are eminently practical, and the present one is no exception to the rule. A work which is entitled to high praise as being far and away the best reasoned-out one on breaking under a new system we huve seen.
Page 463 - Hayes, who may justly claim to be the first authority now living on all matters connected with the horse, is always welcome, and the more so because each successive volume is a monument of • the reason why.
Page 184 - The right hand holding the rein, the left slides forward upon it, about twelve inches from the saddle, feeling the horse's mouth very lightly. "Three." The right hand drops the reins to the off side, takes a lock of the mane, brings it through the left hand and twists it round the thumb, the fingers of the left hand closing on it ; the right hand is then placed on the holster ; the body erect. '•'•Dismount.
Page 463 - FILLIS. Translated by CAPT. MH HAYES, FRCVS "Those who are anxious to know something more about horsemanship than is implied in mere sticking on would be well advised to study Mr. Fillis's pages.
Page 202 - ... stretched down, the toes raised from the insteps, and as near the horse's sides as the heels. A plummet line from the front point of the shoulder should fall an inch behind the heel.
Page 462 - Capt. Horace Hayes, the best of writers upon horses, has issued a new edition — considerably altered and enlarged, and magnificently illustrated — of his admirable work upon the 'Points of the Horse", which is, in fact, a complete work on horses, their races and peculiarities.

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