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Riding and Driving for Women

Belle Beach

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Excerpt:This book does not pretend to be an exhaustive treatise on the subject of horsewomanship. It is offered merely as a collection of the most important points gleaned in my career as a horse-lover and professional horsewoman. While fromMoreExcerpt:This book does not pretend to be an exhaustive treatise on the subject of horsewomanship. It is offered merely as a collection of the most important points gleaned in my career as a horse-lover and professional horsewoman. While from experience alone a rider may evolve good form if she is a natural born horsewoman, yet this is so rare that, with most of us, a knowledge at the start of the general fundamental principles which are the basis of form in riding and driving, is essential. It was my good fortune to have my mother, Mrs. Emily S. Beach, lay the foundation for me and, similarly, these chapters may aid some of my readers.Nothing in this book is hearsay. That which takes but a moment to tell has taken me years to learn- learned as a pupil- learned as a teacher- learned by observation- learned by exhibition, by many a triumph, by many a heart-break- much of it a pleasure, much a hard task, but repaid always by my comrades through it all—the horses.I desire to express my thanks to Messrs. Brewster & Co., Mr. Herman Haas, Messrs. Martin & Martin, Messrs. Whippey, Steggall & Co., The Durland Co., and Mr. P. Nardī for the many illustrations and suggestions which they have kindly given me. Many of the illustrations are from photographs which my friends have been kind enough to send me.Belle Beach was a noted equestrienne, born into a prominent New England family who summered in Newport, RI, at their cottage, Heartsease. Beach won numerous horse show ribbons, was well known as a teacher of riding and driving to women and children, and was revered by horse people of her time. Beach originally published Riding and Driving for Women in 1912, and addressed such topics as form, mounting, and attire, and covered the most important points gleaned in my career as a horse-lover and professional horsewoman. Over 100 photographs and drawings illustrate the work.