Horse Sense and Horsemanship of Today
Economy and Method in Training Hunters and Polo Ponies
By Lt Colonel Geoffrey Brooke
This is Brookes best known book. He was a popular British writer of the 1920’s and calvary instuctor
This book is significant in the evolution of equitation as it reflects the transition of British riding as it accepts both French and Italian principles of schooling and riding including the forward seat. Second part of the book deals with choosing, training and riding polo ponies.
Although this book contains useful ideas and suggestions it may be a little outdated as a treatise on horsemanship but it is of historical interest on the evolution of equitation.
Hard cover book in remarkable condition. Corners are a little bent but inside the book the pages are like new. Illustrated with B&W photos which are printed on glossy paper, 206 pages. Originally published in 1924 , this is the new edition published 1933, Charles Scribner’s Sons New York