” But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature. “


” But there is nothing to be done till a horse’s head is settled. “


” These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar. “


” The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one, for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security. “


” Now being upon the haunches (as he necessarily must be in this case) is it impossible but he must be light in hand, because no horse can be rightly upon his haunches without being so. “


” And he that said that a horse was not dressed, whose curb was not loose, said right, and it is equally true that the curb can never play, when in its right place, except the horse be upon his haunches. “


” But my method of the pillar, as it throws the horse yet more upon the haunches, is still more effectual to this purpose, and besides always gives him the ply to the side he goes of. “


” The horse’s neck is between the two reins of the bridle, which both meet in the rider’s hand. “


” Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly. “



All 9 William Cavendish Quotes about Horse in picture


But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature.
But there is nothing to be done till a horse
These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand: but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar.
The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one, for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security.
Now being upon the haunches (as he necessarily must be in this case) is it impossible but he must be light in hand, because no horse can be rightly upon his haunches without being so.
And he that said that a horse was not dressed, whose curb was not loose, said right, and it is equally true that the curb can never play, when in its right place, except the horse be upon his haunches.
But my method of the pillar, as it throws the horse yet more upon the haunches, is still more effectual to this purpose, and besides always gives him the ply to the side he goes of.
The horse
Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly.

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