How to Break, Educate and Handle the Horse for the Uses of Everyday Life [covers reads: Horse Taming] [signed]

1901. Mullen, Wm. How to Break, Educate and Handle the Horse for the Uses of Everyday Life [cover reads: Horse Taming]. Chicago: Author 1901. 107p, a few line ills. + several photos. Good hardcover (cover wear and soil) but internally very good and sturdy. Bound in green cloth (copies were also bound in tan cloth). Signed by the author, "With compliments." ** Treats breaking with hobbles, halter breaking, some tricks, driving in the city, etc. With "To Teach a Horse to Park," an early appearance of instructions for this "gait" for ladies' saddle horses, which was "not very common as yet." English-born Mullen trained horses in California for many years, then became an evangelist and continued to give taming exhibitions. He is the model for the horse tamer in the young adult novel Wild Imp, which was written by his granddaughter Beulah Karney. (Wells 5280) Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate. Item #12360

Price: $85.00

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