G. J. WHYTE-MELVILLE.
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY EDGAR
CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.
R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS,
BREAD STREET HILL.
ON BEHALF OF “THE BRIDLED AND SADDLED,”
“BOOTED AND SPURRED.”
in the choice of a horse and a wife a man must please
himself, ignoring the opinion and advice of friends, so
in the governing of each it is unwise to follow out any
fixed system of discipline. Much depends on temper,
education, mutual understanding and surrounding
circumstances. Courage must not be heated to
recklessness, caution should be implied rather than
exhibited, and confidence is simply a question of time
and place. It is as difficult to explain by precept or
demonstrate by example how force, balance, and
persuasion ought to be combined in horsemanship, as to
teach the art of floating in the water or swimming