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Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece

or, Common Sense and Common Errors in Common Riding

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Published: 1861
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,862 / 84 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.1
LoC Category: SF
Downloads: 706
Added to site: 2009.04.13 23927
Genre: Instructional

orse, and they become helpless children--the powerless prisoners of the brutes they bestride. How often does one see one's acquaintance in this distressing situation, with courage enough to dare what man dare, but without the power to do what the rough-rider has just done! First comes the false indication of the rider, then the confusion and hesitation of the horse; next the violence of the rider; then the despair and rebellion of the horse. The finish is a fractured limb from a rear or a runaway. The poor brute is set down as restive and in fact becomes more or less a misanthrope for the rest of his days. I have seen the gentle and brave, under such circumstances, act very much like the cruel and cowardly; that is to say, first rough an innocent animal for their own fault, and then yield to his resistance. It is in consequence of this that we find so many restive horses; that so few thorough-bred horses--that is, horses of the highest courage--can be made hunters; that, in fact, almost all high-couraged youn

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Greg Homer

This edition was the second of a series of three horsemanship pamphlets by Mr. Greenwood. In the first, 'Hints on Horsemanship to a Brother and Sister-in-Law' Greenwood provided some rather odd horsemanship hints:
*Riding with Scissors
*Riding While Drunk
*Nightime Cliff Diving

Obviously, the recommendations ended poorly for Lyle and Marleen Greenwood, his brother and sister-in-law. And so, he composed this more sensible piece for their orphaned children. Chapters include:
*Grooming Your Horse
*Proper Feed

The third and final edition, 'Hints on Horsemanship, to a Pastor and a Grocery Clerk', Greenwood reverted to his bizarre recommendations:
*Sculpting With Manure
*Painting Your Horse
*Teaching Your Horse to Play Croquet

Hopefully will make the other two available soon.



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