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EQUITATION AND HORSE TRAINING

Question XII (p. 47 ):

Is it advantageous to prolong the first part of training?
Bending lessons on the snaffle bit. When and how?
Easing the hand on the snaffle bit.

Question XIII (p. 49 ):

How should the gallop be exacted in the first part of training?
The gallop taken by increasing the gait.
Utility of work on a circle.

Question XIV (p. 51 ):

Backing. Method of execution.
With what horses especially should this movement be practiced?
Work at will.
Condition of the horse at the end of instruction with snaffle bit.

Question XV (p. 54 ):

Instruction in the double bridle.
Steps to be followed in order to make a young horse accept the curb bit. Different ways of holding the reins.
Bending lessons. General principles. With the snaffle bit. With the snaffle and curb. With the curb bit.
Dismounted bending lessons.
Definitions. In hand. Lightness. The set. The gather. The assemble.

Question XVI (p. 58 ):

Easing the hand on the curb bit. To what horses should this exercise be given?
What is meant by give and take? Action of the fingers on the reins.
Necessity of often returning to the lesson of going straight ahead.
Lesson with the spurs. When should it be given?

Question XVII (p. 61 ):

Work at the trot. Rising to the trot.
Necessity of frequent alternating the diagonal pair from which the rise is made. Exception to this rule.
Lengthening and shortening the gait at the walk and the trot.

Question XVIII (p. 64 ):

Work at the slow trot.
Small circles.
Serpentines.
Two track work.
Preparing for the assemble. Halts, half halts, and backing.