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ON HORSEMANSHIP

 

By Xenophon

 

Translation by H. G. Dakyns

Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 B.C. He was a

           pupil of Socrates. He marched with the Spartans,

           and was exiled from Athens. Sparta gave him land

           and property in Scillus, where he lived for many

           years before having to move once more, to settle

           in Corinth. He died in 354 B.C.

 

           On Horsemanship advises the reader on how to buy

           a good horse, and how to raise it to be either a

           war horse or show horse. Xenophon ends with some

           words on military equipment for a cavalryman.

ON HORSEMANSHIP

Claiming to have attained some proficiency in horsemanship ourselves, as the result of long experience in the field, our wish is to explain, for the benefit of our younger friends, what we conceive to be the most correct method of dealing with horses...............................

 

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