The Art of Driving
Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
First English edition 1982 this being a 1991 reprint
10″ x 7 1/2″, 186 pages + index, well illustrated with diagrams drawings and b+w photographs,
A comprehensive manual which covers all aspects of the art of driving horses from single to six in hand, their harnessing and all other peripheral aspects of the driven horse, in a worn and rubbed dust wrapper,
On the occasion of Max Pape’s 65th birthday, Gustav Rau wrote in ‘Saint George’: ‘Max Pape has been deeply engaged in the development of the sport of driving for many years, and is considered to be one of the few surviving authorities in this field. He is … an absolute and perfect horseman, who has throughout his life been concerned with all areas of horsemanship. … he has always been a tireless and well-informed teacher of driving, and has, with his outstanding personal skill, taught driving to many pupils. Pape was born in Paderborn and, as a young high-school boy had already taken part in the hunts of the 8th Hussars in the Senne… From 1923 until the end of 1926, Pape was head of the 4th division of the Cavalry School in Hanover, the military driving school. From 1927 to 1929, he was head of the 2nd Squadron of the 6th Driving Division in Soltau. There he founded the Drag Hunt Society and created a pack of 20 couple of which he was master. When he retired in 1929, Pape devoted himself to agriculture for a long time. But he felt himself strongly drawn back towards the Cavalry…’. From the outset of his career, Max Pape’s prime interest was equestrianism. He was particularly successful as a driver of teams of four or more and was active as a judge at the major driving competitions on the continent until shortly before his death in 1977.
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