The Horsewoman - A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Horsewoman, by Alice M. HayesThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.netTitle: The HorsewomanA Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.Author: Alice M. HayesEditor: M. Horace HayesRelease Date: August 15, 2008 [EBook #26318]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE HORSEWOMAN ***Produced by Julia Miller and the Online DistributedProofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This file wasproduced from images generously made available by TheInternet Archive/American Libraries.)Transcriber’s NoteObvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections is found at the end of the text.Inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have been maintained. A list of inconsistently spelled and hyphenatedwords is found at the end of the text.THEHORSEWOMANPortaitTHE HORSEWOMANA Practical Guide to Side-Saddle RidingBYALICE M. HAYESAuthor of “My Leper Friends.”EDITED BYM. HORACE HAYES, F.R.C.V.S.(Late Captain “The Buffs”)Author of“Points of the Horse,” “Veterinary Notes for Horse-Owners,”“Riding and Hunting,” etc.Second Edition, revised, enlarged and 133 photographicillustrations added.LONDONHURST AND BLACKETT, LIMITED13 GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET1903All rights reservedPRINTED ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Horsewoman, by
Alice M. Hayes
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no
cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,
give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg
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Title: The Horsewoman
A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding, 2nd. Ed.
Author: Alice M. Hayes
Editor: M. Horace Hayes
Release Date: August 15, 2008 [EBook #26318]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK
THE HORSEWOMAN ***
Produced by Julia Miller and the Online Distributed
Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This fileProofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (This file
was
produced from images generously made available by
The
Internet Archive/American Libraries.)
Transcriber’s Note
Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A
list of corrections is found at the end of the text.
Inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have been
maintained. A list of inconsistently spelled and
hyphenated words is found at the end of the text.
THE
HORSEWOMAN
Portait
THE HORSEWOMAN
A Practical Guide to Side-
Saddle Riding
BYALICE M. HAYES
Author of “My Leper Friends.”
EDITED BY
M. HORACE HAYES, F.R.C.V.S.
(Late Captain “The Buffs”)
Author of
“Points of the Horse,” “Veterinary Notes for Horse-
Owners,”
“Riding and Hunting,” etc.
Second Edition, revised, enlarged and 133
photographic
illustrations added.
LONDON
HURST AND BLACKETT, LIMITED
13 GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET
1903
All rights reserved
PRINTED BY KELLY’S DIRECTORIES LTD.,
LONDON AND KINGSTON.
PREFACE.
The first edition of this book was the result of seven
years’ experience of riding hundreds of horses inIndia, Ceylon, Egypt, China and South Africa; the most
trying animals being those of which I was the rough-
rider at my husband’s horse-breaking classes. Since
that edition came out, I have hunted a good deal,
chiefly, in Leicestershire and Cheshire, and have
taught many pupils, both of which experiences were of
special advantage to me in preparing this new edition;
because English ladies regard riding, principally, from
a hunting point of view, and the best way to
supplement one’s education, is to try to teach.
The directions about side-saddles and seat are the
outcome of practical work and fortunate opportunities;
and I hope they will be as useful to my readers as they
have been to my pupils. Although I have ridden, when
abroad, some of the worst buckjumpers that could be
found in any country, I have never “cut a voluntary,”
thanks to the adoption of a seat and saddle which
gave the necessary grip. Of course I have had “purls,”
when horses have “come down” with me out hunting;
and on one occasion in China, when a horse which I
mounted for the first time, reared and came over.
I have taken Figs. 32 to 51, 71 to 78 and Fig. 90 from
Riding and Hunting, and Figs. 147 and 148 from
Points of the Horse. My husband has written Chapter
XXII.
I have omitted the chapter on my Riding Experiences,
as I thought it out of place in a purely teaching book.
Knowing the immense value of photographs in
explaining technical subjects, I have gladly availed
myself of the expert help of my husband and son inthat form of illustration.
I am greatly obliged to Miss Harding, Miss Burnaby,
Miss Neil, the Rev. G. Broke, the Rev. R. J. Gornall,
Mr. Clarence Hailey of Newmarket, the Editor of
Country Life and the Editor of The Queen, for the
admirable photographs and blocks they most kindly
lent me. I regret that I inadvertently omitted to place
the names of Mr. Clarence Hailey and the Gresham
Studio, Adelaide, South Australia, under the excellent
photographs which are respectively reproduced in
Figs. 2 and 3.
This edition is practically a new book.
Yew Tree House,
Crick, Rugby,
25th March, 1903.
CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I.
Beginning to Ride 1 to 7
CHAPTER II.
Horses for Ladies 8 to 24
CHAPTER III.
Side-saddles 25 to 69
CHAPTER IV.
Bridles 70 to 88CHAPTER V.
Riding Dress 89 to 124
CHAPTER VI.
Mounting and Dismounting 125 to 135
CHAPTER VII.
How to Hold the Reins 136 to 144
CHAPTER VIII.
The Seat 145 to 159
CHAPTER IX.
Hands, Voice, Whip and Spur 160 to 184
CHAPTER X.
First Lessons in Riding 185 to 218
CHAPTER XI.
Riding Across Country 219 to 226
CHAPTER XII.
Hacking 227 to 232
CHAPTER XIII.
Riding without Reins 233 to 243
CHAPTER XIV.
Nerve 244 to 247
CHAPTER XV.
Fences, Country and Gates 248 to 303
CHAPTER XVI.
Hunting 304 to 380
CHAPTER XVII.
Riding and Hunting Abroad 381 to 393
CHAPTER XVIII.
Walking Foxhound Puppies 394 to 413
CHAPTER XIX.Kindness to Horses 414 to 425
CHAPTER XX.
Cross-saddle Riding for Ladies 426 to 430
CHAPTER XXI.
Riding Difficult Horses 431 to 464
CHAPTER XXII.
Names of External Parts of the Horse 465 to 473
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
Frontispiece—Alice M. Hayes.
FI PA
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1. Man riding a horse over a fence in a side-saddle 3
2. Miss Burnaby’s Butterfly 9
3. Miss Neil’s Jackeroo 11
4. Mr. Vansittart’s Romance 13
5. Irish mare, Salary 15
6. Polo pony, Pat 17
7. Arab pony, Freddie 19
8. Side view of saddle tree 26
9. Underneath view of saddle tree 27
1
Front view of saddle tree 29
0.
1
Underneath view of saddle tree and its webs 31
1.
1
Grip with improved leaping head 35
2.
1
” ordinary ” 37
3.1
Hook for stirrup leather 39
4.
1
Leaping head too low down 40
5.
1
Side view of a properly made saddle 41
6.
1
Champion and Wilton’s extra stirrup case 43
7.
1
Capped stirrup-iron 44
8.
1
Slipper stirrup 44
9.
2
The Christie stirrup 44
0.
2
Foot caught 45
1.
2
Latchford stirrup 46
2.
2
Scott’s stirrup 46
3.
2
” ” open 47
4.
2
Cope’s stirrup 48
5.
2
Foot released by Cope’s stirrup 49
6.
2
Scott’s stirrup 50
7.
2
Foot caught on off side 51
8.
2
Child mounted 61
9.
3
Child jumping without reins 63
0.3 Foot caught, on account of its having been put in
67
1. to the stirrup from the wrong side
3 “Head” of a single bridle: a, crown-piece; b, b, ch
71
2. eek-pieces; c, throat-latch; d, front or brow-band
3
Unjointed snaffle 72
3.
3
Chain snaffle 72
4.
3
Ordinary snaffle with cheeks 72
5.
3 Nutcracker action of jointed snaffle on horse’s m
73
6. outh
3
Action of unjointed snaffle on horse’s mouth 73
7.
3
Action of a curb as a lever 73
8.
3 Properly constructed curb for ordinary hunter. Si
74
9. de view
4
Ward Union curb bridle with half-moon snaffle 75
0.
4
Curb chain covered with india-rubber tube 76
1.
4
Chin-strap unbuckled 76
2.
4
Chin-strap buckled 76
3.
4 Curb reversed by horse throwing up his head, in
77
4. the absence of a chin-strap
4
Cavasson nose-band 79
5.
4 Standing martingale attached to rings of the snaf
80
6. fle
4
Lord Lonsdale’s registered running martingale 81
7.