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Xenophon Press

The New Method of Dressing Horses also known as A General System of Horsemanship by William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle

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Collector's Edition Hardcover
202 pages

Xenophon Press’ landmark edition of William Cavendish’s magnum opus, The New Method of Dressing Horses (previously published under the title: A General System of Horsemanship) presents the modern reader with a uniquely accessible edition of this equestrian classic. Not only is the text updated to modern spellings, but the archaic, hard-to-read fonts have been modernized for ease of reading. This is the only edition available both in-print and as E-publication. The gift-quality collector’s edition hardcover includes all of the magnificent original engraved illustrations and schooling pattern diagrams. 

“The Xenophon Press new edition offers the modern rider direct access to one of the greatest minds in the development of the classical equestrian tradition. The Duke of Newcastle's insight into the equine mind and the accessibility of his keen wit mean that's approach to the horse still has merit. Most importantly, his great love for his subject and faith in the value of horsemanship as an art offer a lasting inspiration that transcends time and context.”
Elaine Walker, Ph.D.
“This book was the fruit of Newcastle’s equestrian pursuits and represents something quite remarkable, hardly to be compared to the typical treatise of a retired riding master, no matter how expert—it constitutes nothing less than a labor of love by one of the ablest minds of its age at the height of its powers, applied, through a stroke of fate, to the problems of the horseman.”
William Steinkraus


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