During the time since the Training of the Western Horse was first published in 1954 American horsemanship has advance and earned international recognition. During that same time the difference between Western and English riding has become blurred as good horsemanship is the same in any discipline. The author discusses the the qualities of different breeds- Appaloosa, Arabian, Morgan, Mustang, Quarter Horse, Saddlebred, Thoroughbred and others as suitable a "western horse." Modern training verses the old ways. What makes a good horseman, developing good hands and seat, schooling the young horse, fundamental principles, saddles, equipment and facilities and more. The author references and shares what he has learned from other horsemen.
A very informative book and important addition to any well rounded equestrian library.
Hard cover book in very good condition, good dust jacket, 376 pages, illustrated with 75 photographs as well as a dozen drawings and diagrams.
Copyright 1954, 1982 University of Oklahoma Press