A Practical Guide to Side-Saddle Riding
ALICE M. HAYES
Author of “My Leper Friends.”
M. HORACE HAYES, F.R.C.V.S.
(Late Captain “The Buffs”)
“Points of the Horse,” “Veterinary
Notes for Horse-Owners,”
“Riding and Hunting,” etc.
First edition of this book
was the result of seven years’ experience of riding
hundreds of horses in India, 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.
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..............