Horsemanship and Horsemastership: Vol I

A classic in its field and once an official textbook of the U.S. Cavalry School, located in Fort Riley, Kansas, this manual influenced the professional development of horse Cavalrymen during the last years of the mounted services in U.S. Army. Long out of print, its reappearance will be welcomed by all who share an interest in horse lore, and especially by Cavalry veterans who refined their own equestrian skills in accordance with its principles.These two volumes (in one book) are veritable classics of the American equestrian tradition. Originally written as manuals used to train recruits and remounts (horses) for the Cavalry, they contain timeless information and methods that can be applied by horsemen and horsewomen of all disciplines today. The truths contained in these pages are universal. These texts were written to devise a system by which ordinary lay people (recruits) could be taught to ride in a pragmatic, easy-to-follow method. Further, the method for teaching Horsemanship: Part I was devised so that it did not rely on the rider’s inherent talent for riding (or lack thereof.) The beauty of the method, is that it is democratic and pragmatic in its approach. Similarly, the training of the horse outlined in Horsemastership: Part II, is applicable to grade horses irrespective of their innate ride-ability or trainability. The Cavalry came by horses by a variety of means and the stock was of varied talent. The methods outlined in Part II when applied, and followed, will work with most any horse. What was true 80-100 years ago is still relevant today; equine nature has not changed in the past 100 years.


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