This first edition 1928 book offers advice, sometimes very humorous, on the riding and training of horses.
The author's preface says:
"Several excellent books upon riding, on horses, and training have been published of late, but I am submitting these few letters for public perusal, in the hope that they will really be helpful to that large number - and I am very glad to note a growing number - of riders - not alone soldiers and not alone young - who require the sort of advice which they can never obtain from grooms...."
The book has chapters on buying horses, stable management, riding, schooling, mouthing, point-to-point, show jumping, approach, spurs, snaffle, forward seat, intelligence, blinkers amongst others.
The book is extensively illustrated "by the wag of the Regiment".
The book has no dust jacket. It has red cloth covers with a tan cloth spine. The covers shows signs of rubbing and of shelf wear. There are notes in pencil written inside the back cover. There is some bumping to the inside of the front cover. Internally, the pages are clean and the binding is tight.