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The Compleat Horseman by Gervase Markham

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The Compleat Horseman
by Gervase Markham

edited by David Lucid Pictures by Pauline Baynes

Gervase Markham (1568-1637) was an expert on the horse and credited to importing 'The Markham Arabian' perhaps the first Arabian stallion in England. This book covers training, the choice of a horse for different uses, care breeding and early dressage. The final section on haute ecole and his description of his riding demonstration before royalty.

Here is some of Markhams horse lore put into modern spelling and punctuation. 

Hard cover book in very good condition, dust jacket has some tears and soiling, repairs and is price clipped. 76 pages, illustrated with line drawings, copyright 1976 from the original book published in 1614