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Learning to Ride by Captain Piero Santini

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Captain Piero Santini

This hard to find title is by Captain Piero Santini who was a noted author and riding instructor with his other titles being Riding Reflections and The Forward Impulse. He was considered the greatest riding teacher of his day and in this volume he explains in detail and in simple language the fundamental principles of the forward seat. His adoption of the Forward Seat helped to make this style of riding popular the world over.

Part 1

Learning to Ride:

"Forward" Riding

the Horse and Tack

the Reins and how to hold them

the Language of the Hand

the Leg

Leads and Diagonals

Whip and Spur

Gaits and Paces

Backing and Pulling Up

The Cavalletti




Suppling and Relaxing

Part 2.

Instructing and the Instructor

the School or Manege

The Instructor

Pupils and Classes

The Assistants

Part 3.

Rule for a Riding Competition.

The Junior Cross-Saddle Competition

Control and Guidance Test

Jumping Text


The Horse-Show Child

This is a hard bound book, published by Greenberg. New York. 1941 and is the 2nd. printing. Book is illustrated with photos and line drawings. Book is bound in red and in very good condition and has previous owners name and address on free front end and after first title page the webbing is exposed. Color dust jacket has use wear, some paper missing, and is price clipped. This is a fine old book in great condition.