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of suppling to all parts of the body. The trot, therefore, without controversy, is the foundation of all lessons to make a horse obedient and clever.

Resistance of young horses.—The instructor must forbid any punishment in the first lessons, because it often happens that when a horse frets it is only on account of timidity or of high spirits or of ignorance.

To prevent struggles, it is well to have available during the first lesson several dismounted men, ready to take by the head the most unruly horses, as well as those whose riders are in trouble.