School for Horse and Rider
Capt J.E. Hance
First published by Country Life June 1932, this copy being a reprint of December 1947.
10″ x 7.5″, 116 pp plus index, illustrated with black and white photographic plates and line drawings.
good, no dj. small previous owners name, some fading and signs of wear to spine and cover, picture is of actual book
There is nobody better qualified to write a book on Equitation than Captain Hance, since he left the Army he has continued to devote his whole time and attention to the subject.
If Captain Hance has theories on the training of riders and their mounts, they are the result of his many years’ practical experience at his own establishment at Malvern and elsewhere.
The summary of his teaching system he has put together in simple language in this book. He points out the reasons for the methods he recommends, and brings out most clearly that common sense is the basis of all teaching of riders and training of horses.
His understanding of the psychology of both rider and horse gives this book its particular value.
Another point which I am very glad to see he emphasises is that the more highly trained the rider and horse are, the greater the pleasure and interest to be derived from riding, and that this applies in the hunting-field as much as anywhere else.
I am quite certain therefore that this book will be of interest to beginners and also to those who already have greater knowledge of Equitation.
Yet again this book only has one chapter dealing with riding for ladies, but it also has some very good photographs relating to side saddle.