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.

Modern Side-Saddle Riding: A Practical Handbook for Horsewomen [1907]
Christy, Eva

Christy, Eva. Modern Side-Saddle Riding: A Practical Handbook for Horsewomen. London: Vinton 1907. 3rd rev. ed. (1st pub. as Side Saddle Riding, 1899). 120p + 36 photos (tissue guard-sheet over frontispiece). Very good hardcover; no d.j. (as issued?). Fore-edges lightly foxed. ** Although the author took pains to make this revision "in every way thoroughly modern," bibliographer Anne Grimshaw notes that this was one of the last pre-World War I sidesaddle manuals. This edition appeared "in the same year as Caprilli's system was adopted by the Italian Cavalry, a fact which was to help sound the virtual death knell of side-saddle riding as the only way for women to ride." Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate. (Wells 1492). (Item ID: 605)


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