Equitation


EQUITATION


BY

H. L. DE BUSSIGNY


WITH ILLUSTRATIONS


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BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1922


CONTENTS
PART I
THE USUAL OR INSTINCTIVE EQUITATION
I. Introduction 3
II. Mount, Dismount, and Vault 7
III. The Seat 15
IV. The Woman Rider 30
V. The Aids 37
VI. The Gaits 40
VII. Jumping 47
PART II
THE REASONED EQUITATION : THE TRAINING OF THE SADDLE-HORSE BY THE AID OF PRINCIPLES BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF MASTERS OF THE ART OF RIDING
VIII. The Reasoned Equitation 55
IX. Breaking in 58
X. Rewards and Punishments 67
XL The First Work on Foot 70
XII. The Flexions 74
XIII. Backing and the Pirouettes 86
XIV. The Handling of the Reins 94
XV. The First Work Mounted: The Hands and the Aids 106
XVI. The Legs and their Effects 111
XVII. The Spurs and their Effects 119
XVIII. Mobilizations Mounted 140

XIX. The Flexions Mounted 149
XX. Placing the Horse and the Variants from the "In Hand" 160
XXI. The Assemblage 180
PART III
The Scientific Equitation
XXII. The Diagonal Effect 189
XXIII. The Figures of Manege 201
XXIV. My Own System 235
XXV. The Jambettes 245
XXVI. The Spanish Walk 252
XXVII. The Spanish and the Flying Trot 261
XXVIII. The Piaffer 269
XXIX. The Passage 284
XXX. The Passage Backward 296
XXXI. HANDS WITHOUT LEGS: LEGS WITHOUT HANDS 308
PART IV
THE DEFENSES OF THE HORSE AND THEIR CORRECTION
XXXII. The Defenses of the Horse and their Correction 313
APPENDIX
Report of a Commission of Three Officers of the United States Army on the de Bussigny System 363