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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 can never play, when in its right place, except the horse be upon his haunches.
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Be always lavish of your caresses, and sparing in your corrections.
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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 always gives him the ply to the side he goes of.
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But there is nothing to be done till a horse's head is settled.
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But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature.
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But what for the generality I call a light or gentle hand, is at the same time as light as a feather, and yet firm, except in extraordinary cases.
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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 very easy in the hands of a master.
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For what usually makes a horse so stiff is, that he looks out with the eye without the volte, which the left cannot bring in; but the right will, drawing of it to the left side, as I told you, and it entirely does the business, and makes him so supple that it is a pleasure to ride him.
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Give him on an easy bit, as before directed, that fits him, with a caveson after my manner, not forcing him either with the bridle or the caveson.
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I draw down the reins close to the saddle-bow under my thighs, and passing them thro' the rings of the caveson, bring them back strait to my hands.
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I would have you fasten instead of holding it, the rein that comes back to your hand to the pommel of the saddle, because it has the greater force.
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If you can't gain your point therefore in one way, you must have recourse to another.
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Make him always advance, in whatsoever he does; for he will often put his croupe out, and go backwards, as if he was resty to the spur.
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No horse therefore is well dressed that is not light in hand; so that an easy and gentle bridle, but firm, is the chief secret to make a horse light.
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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 horse can be rightly upon his haunches without being so.
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Remember, that an easy hand is one of the principal aids we have; for it puts a horse upon its haunches, when he finds nothing else to lean upon; besides, it pleases him, and prevents his being resty.
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The caveson has a ring on each side, and another in the middle; for which reason, my way, I have two reins, which have a little ring at each end, and I put the end of the rein thro' the ring, and fasten it to the pommel.
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The caveson my way held in the rider's hand gives the true ply to the horse; and there is nothing like it, for it bends him from nose to tail.
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The horse's neck is between the two reins of the bridle, which both meet in the rider's hand.
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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 finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security.
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The stopping short upon walk, trot, or gallop, will contribute much to the same purpose, because it puts him upon the haunches.
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There is yet a third thing that will make him obey the heel, because he cannot avoid it; which is, to fasten the caveson in my manner to the pommel of the saddle.
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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 makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar.
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To keep a horse in perpetual subjection and slavery, makes him either desperately or stupidly resty.
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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 he is weary, but a little at a time and often.
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When you do correct him, let it be to some purpose, but only one stroke at a time, whether it be with the spur, the switch, the voice, or the chambriere, and even that not often repeated.
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Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly.
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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 work in the dark.
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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 nature in order, and nothing else.
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You should pull him back besides in all the lines before the quarter, just as you make the others advance.
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