Translation by H. G.
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
having to move once more, to settle
in Corinth. He
died in 354 B.C.
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.
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