We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

If Wishes were Horses Beggars Could Ride [on teaching riding]
Christy, E.V.A.

Christy, E.V.A. If Wishes Were Horses Beggars Could Ride. London: Nicholson and Watson 1947. 88p, ca. 60 photos and line ills. Good hardcover (back cover stained in good d.j. (torn). ** Advice on how to teach riding (the author was a World War I military riding instructor). Of special interest for the brief but then unusual chapter on riding for the disabled, including the use of a sidesaddle with a false leg attached to it. Great photo of a gymkhana rider jumping in her pajamas. "The riders had to jump several fences, dismount, eat a bun, open a bottle of lemonade, drink it, put on pyjamas, light a cigarette and keep it burning to the finish, open a sunshade, then mount again and jump the same fences back." (Wells 1489). (Item ID: 15888)


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