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You may observe in all my lessons, that I tell you how the legs go, and those who are unacquainted with that, are entirely ignorant…
And he that said that a horse was not dressed, whose curb was not loose, said right; and it is equally true that the curb…
You should pull him back besides in all the lines before the quarter, just as you make the others advance.
Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly.
But there is nothing to be done till a horse’s head is settled.
These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently…
By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection, if you know how to practice it; a thing that is…
Use gentle means before you come to extremity, and whatever lesson you work him, and never take above half his strength, nor ride him till…
But my method of the pillar, as it throws the horse yet more upon the haunches, is still more effectual to this purpose, and besides…
You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set…
But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature.
The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one; for when he…
The horse’s neck is between the two reins of the bridle, which both meet in the rider’s hand.
Now being upon the haunches (as he necessarily must be in this case) is it impossible but he must be light in hand, because no…
Be always lavish of your caresses, and sparing in your corrections.
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