"The moon had just risen above the hedge, and by
its light I could see Smith lying a few yards beyond
HIS GROOMS AND COMPANIONS,
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A HORSE.
Translated from the Original Equine
LONDON: JARROLD AND SONS,
3, PATERNOSTER BUILDINGS.
MY DEAR AND HONOURED
WHOSE LIFE, NO LESS THAN HER PEN,
HAS BEEN DEVOTED TO THE
WELFARE OF OTHERS,
THIS LITTLE BOOK
"He was a perfect horseman, and never lost his temper with his horse, talking to and reasoning with it if it shyed or bolted, as if it had been a rational being, knowing that from the fine organisation of the animal, a horse, like a child, will get confused by panic fear, which is only increased by punishment."—From the Life of Charles Kingsley, Vol. II., page 9.