This book contains a guide on the proper care and use of horses, with particular focus on preventing restiveness. Incorrect riding and the incorrect use of riding equipment can have a very negative effect on one's steed, the ultimate consequence of which is usually restiveness. This insightful and helpful volume offers detailed instructions and hints pertaining to the prevention of restiveness, and will be of much value to anyone with an interest in correct equine treatment and the prevention of restiveness. Chapters include: 'The Saddle and its Influence on the Seat', 'Seats', 'The Military Seat', 'Bits and Bitting', 'The Neck', 'The Head', 'The Mouth', 'The Tongue', 'Carriage', 'Feeling', and more. Originally published in 1880, we are proud to republish this antique text now complete with a new introduction on the subject.