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AN
ACADEMY

FOR
GROWN HORSEMEN;

Containing
THE COMPLETEST INSTRUCTIONS FOR

WALKING, I GALLOPING,
TROTTING, STUMBLING, AND
CANTERING, | TUMBLING.

THE
ANNALS OF HORSEMANSHIP:

Containing Accounts of
Accidental Experiments und Experimental Accidents,

BOTH SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL ;
Communicated by various Correspondents to

THE AUTHOR,
GEOFFREY GAMBADO, ESQ.
Riding Master, Master of the Horse, and Grand Equerry to the

Doge of Venice.

ILLUSTRATED WITH CUTS, BY THE MOST EMINENT ARTISTS.

« To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,
“ And witch the world with noble horsemanship."

Shakespeare.

London:
PRINTED FOR VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE; LONGMAN,

HURST, REES, AND ORME; J. WALKER; J. HARRIS;
AND W. BAYNES;
At the Union Printing Office, St. John's Square, by W. Wilson.

1808.

THE EDITOR has to lament that the first pages of our Author's work, are amongst those missing, but as the Author himself, in his Preface, seems to have arranged his string of instructions, the Editor thinks himself justified in placing those first that relate to the choice of a horse.

OF THE

AUTHOR's PREFACE.

THERE needs no apology for putting forth this little volume; there would, on the other hand, need many for with-holding it from the public. Philanthropy has induced me to make known to the world the following rules ; by observing which alone, horsemanship may become a safe and pleasing amusement: and I doubt not, but every true judge of the noble art, will acknowledge the excellence of my instructions; and every true lover of it applaud my public spirit, in circulating them abroad for the benefit of mankind at large.

I have had some difficulty in fixing upon a title for my work: A Vade Mecumn is quite hacknied out: A School is become, of late years, a term, entirely applied to comedies; and for Every Man his own

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