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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.
- Two track work.
- Preparing for the assemble. Halts, half halts, and backing.