Author: O’Donoghue, Power, Mrs., 1858-
Women in horse sports
Riding for Ladies: With Hints on the Stable
RIDING FOR LADIES.
Lafayette, Photo: Dublin.
W. THACKER & CO. LONDON.
The Common Sense of Riding.
Riding for Ladies
WITH HINTS ON THE STABLE.
Mrs. Power O’Donoghue,
“LADIES ON HORSEBACK,” “A BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK,” ETC.
ILLUSTRATED BY A. CHANTREY CORBOULD.
W. Thacker & Co., 87, Newgate Street
CALCUTTA: THACKER, SPINK, & CO.
BOMBAY: THACKER & CO. LIMITED.
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, Limited,
STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
TO MY FRIEND
WIDOW OF THE LATE SIR JOHN HAWLEY GLOVER, R.N., G.C.M.G.,
GOVERNOR OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
A SMALL TOKEN OF SYMPATHY, AFFECTION, AND ESTEEM.
|I.—||Ought Children To Ride||1|
|II.—||For Mothers and Children||11|
|III.—||First Hints to a Learner||24|
|IV.—||Selecting a Mount||32|
|V.—||The Lady’s Dress on Horseback||43|
|VI.—||The Lady’s Dress on Horseback—(continued)||54|
|IX.—||“Learning To Ride”—How to Sit, to Walk, to Canter, and to Trot||92|
|X.—||Reins, Voice, and Whip||105|
|XI.—||Riding on the Road||122|
|XII.—||Paces, Vices, and Faults||135|
|XIII.—||A Lesson in Leaping||146|
|XVI.—||Hunting Outfit Considered||179|
|XVII.—||Economy in Riding Dress||188|
|XVIII.—||Hacks and Hunters||203|
|XIX.—||In the Hunting-Field||217|
|XXVI.—||A Budget of “Tips”||307|
The work to which these few lines are meant to form a preface does not aspire to the dignity of containing anything resembling an exhaustive treatise on each, or any of the numerous minor subjects connected with the principal one of Equitation. It is simply a collection of useful and practical hints on matters that pertain to the horse and his management—no study of things abstruse being brought into requisition, or any complicated theories put forward for guidance. The instructions given are of the plainest and easiest description, and are the result of an experience which has in some instances been rather dearly bought; the experiments described have been duly tested, the recipes tried, the systems explored, and the rules set forth rigidly investigated before being recommended.
The unexpected success which attended the publication of “Ladies on Horseback” induced the Messrs. Ingram, proprietors of the Lady’s Pictorial, to commission me, some little time ago, to write for them a set of articles of a prepared in part from very rough sketches made by my own hand, I think I shall have said enough to form a suitable “preliminary canter” to this volume, and may prepare to go up to the starting-point, and begin my race.
N. P. O’D.
See p. 175.
A HORSE’S PETITION TO HIS OWNER.
Going up hill, Whip me not.
Going down hill, Hurry me not.
On level road, Spare me not.
Of hay and corn, Rob me not.
Of pure water, Stint me not.
Of fresh air, Deprive me not.
To damp bed, Subject me not.
With brush and sponge, Neglect me not.
Home from grass, Physic me not.
Tired or hot, Wash me not.
Sick or cold, Chill me not.
With bit and reins, Jerk me not.
When you are vexed, Strike me not.
When old and grey, Despise me not.
When past my labour, Work me not.
When sick and dying, Leave me not.
And, when dead—
FORGET ME NOT.