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A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of

Transcriber's Note

Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. A list of corrections is found at the end of the text. Inconsistencies in spelling and hyphenation have been maintained. A list of inconsistently spelled and hyphenated words is found at the end of the text.

Oe ligatures have been expanded.

[Illustration: Zebra strapped up.]

HORSE-TAMING--HORSEMANSHIP--HUNTING.

A New Illustrated Edition of

J. S. RAREY'S

ART OF TAMING HORSES;

WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF THE LECTURES AT THE ROUND HOUSE, AND ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS ON HORSEMANSHIP AND HUNTING, FOR THE YOUNG AND TIMID.

BY THE SECRETARY TO THE FIRST SUBSCRIPTION OF FIVE THOUSAND GUINEAS,

AUTHOR OF "GALLOPS AND GOSSIPS," AND HUNTING CORRESPONDENT OF THE "ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS."

LONDON: ROUTLEDGE, WARNES, AND ROUTLEDGE, FARRINGDON STREET. 1859.

[_The right of Translation is reserved._]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

PAGE

Mr. Rarey's pamphlet first published in Ohio.--Experience of old system.--Compiled and invented new.--Tying up the fore-leg known many years ago, _see_ Stamford Almanack.--Forgotten and not valued.--Reference to Captain Nolan's and Colonel Greenwood's works on horsemanship.--Dick Christian missed the discovery.--Baucher's plan of laying down a horse explained.--Mademoiselle Isabel's whip-and-spur plan.--Account of the Irish whisperer Dan Sullivan.--Usual modes of taming vicious horses.--Starving.--Physic.--Sleepless nights.--Bleeding.--Biting the ear.--Story of Kentish coachman.--The Ellis system.--Value of the Rarey system as compared with that of ordinary horse-tamers.--Systems of Australia and Arabia compared.--The South American plan explained.--A French plan.--Grisone the Neapolitan's advice.--The discovery of Mr. Rarey by Mr. Goodenough.--Visit to Canada.--To England.--Lord Alfred Paget.--Sir Richard Airey.--System made known to them.--To Mr. Jos. Anderson.--Messrs. Tattersall.--Sir Matthew Ridley's black horse tamed.--Subscription list of 500 opened.--Stafford tamed.--Description of.--Teaching commenced with Lords Palmerston, Granville, &c.--Cruiser tamed.--History of.--Enthusiastic crowd at Cruiser exhibition.--System approved by the Earl of Jersey and Sir Tatton Sykes.--Close of first subscription list.--Anecdote of Mr. Gurney's colt--Personal sketch of Mr. Rarey 1

CHAPTER II.

Mr. Rarey's Introduction.--Remarks on 26

CHAPTER III.

The three fundamental principles of the Rarey Theory.--Heads of the Rarey Lectures.--Editor's paraphrase.--That any horse may be taught docility.--That a horse should be so handled and tied as to feel inferior to man.--That a horse should be allowed to see, smell, and feel all fearful objects.--Key note of the Rarey system 32


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