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The Barb and the Bridle

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Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 61,756 / 176 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.2
LoC Category: SF
Downloads: 419
Added to site: 2012.02.15
mnybks.net#: 31326
Genre: Nature
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erein suppleness is indispensable to easy and graceful riding.

[Illustration: Fig. 11.]

[Illustration: Fig. 12.]

Great care should be taken not to hurry this lesson, and if the pupil is of a figure that renders it difficult for her to reach her instep in bending down, it should not be insisted on; but it is necessary that she should bend the back as much as possible without bending the knees, as any yielding of the knee joint destroys the whole value of the exercise.

To perform the above named practices comfortably, the pupil should wear a loose dress which throws no constraint upon any part of the figure. Slippers, too, are better than boots, as the latter confine the foot and ankle too much for complete liberty of movement.

The duration of any of these lessons should at first be carefully proportioned to the strength of the learner, and gradually increased as to time day by day, until she can stand an hour's work without fatigue; but be the lesson long or short, i

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