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THE

HANDY HOKSE-BOOK

OR,

PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS IN DRIVING, RIDING.
AND THE GENERAL CARE AND
MANAGEMENT OF HORSES

BY

A CAVALEY OFFICER

THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON
MDCCCLXVII

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TO

MAJOR-GENERAL LORD GEORGE PAGET, C.B. Inspector- Central of Caoalrg,

SON OF THE DISTINGUISHED HORSEMAN AND HERO WHO COMMANDED THE CAVALRY AT WATERLOO, AND HIMSELF A LEADER AMONG THE "IMMORTAL SIX HUNDRED,"

THIS BOOK IS BY PERMISSION INSCRIBED,

IN TRIBUTE TO HIS SOLDIERLY QUALITIES, AND TO HIS CONSIDERATION FOR THE NOBLE ANIMAL WHICH HAS CARRIED THE BRITISH CAVALRY THROUGH SO MANY DANGERS TO SO MANY TRIUMPHS,

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S OBEDIENT SERVANT,

"MAGENTA."

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