Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding horses. This broad description includes both use of horses for practical, working purposes as well as recreational activities and competitive sports. Though the differences between English and Western riding appear dramatic, there are more similarities than most people think. Both styles require riders to have a solid seat, with the hips and shoulders balanced over the feet, with hands independent of the seat so as to avoid disturbing the balance of the horse and interfering with its performance.This listing is for a CD-Rom republication for a collection of 7 vintage Horse Riding How To Books.
1842 - The Handbook Of Horsemanship - written by a Captain of the British Army.
A wonderfully illustrated book illustrated book, over 140 pages and is a real treatise on horse riding. "It is not the design of this concise manual of Equestrianism to encumber the reader with numerous details on the veterinary art nor with anatomical descriptions but only to supply some hints on what ought to be known by all those who use horses".
1844 - The Horseman by by H. R. Hershberger.
Over 200 pages with many illustrations. Contains plan practical rules for riding, and hints to the reader on the selection of horses. To which is annexed a sabre exercise for mounted and dismounted service.
1866 - The Horsemans Friend by George Colby.
A pocket counsellor - Wounds and injuries; First aid for animals.
1874 - Barb and Bridle by Pseud. Vieille Moustache
A handbook of equitation for ladies, and manual of instruction in the science of riding, from the preparatory supplying exercises on foot, to the form in which a lady should ride to hounds
1878 - Horseback Riding by Ghislani Durant, Ghislani.
Horse-back riding, from a medical point of view
1889 Modern Horsemanship by by Edward Anderson
There "are the general principles of horsemanship, and they must be understood and practised before the rider can expect to manage his horse. In the Second Part of this work the subject of collecting will be explained in all its details ; for the present the reader will be called upon to acquire those rules only that are necessary for riding a horse broken in the usual manner." 140 pages.
1903 The Horsewomen by Alice Hayes
A book which 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. The 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. 260 pages with dozens of illustrations.