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OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
“Most certainly the above title is no misnomer, for the ‘Handy HorseBook’ is a manual of driving, riding, and the general care and management of horses, evidently the work of no unskilled hand."-Bell's Life.
“As cavalry officer, hunting horseman, coach proprietor, whip, and steeplechase rider, the author has had long and various experience in the management of horses, and be now gives us the cream of his information in a little volume, which will be to horse-keepers and horse-buyers all that the ‘Handy Book on Property Law,' by Lord St Leonards, has for years past been to men of business. It does not profess to teach the horse keeper everything that concerns the beast that is one of the most delicate as well as the noblest of animals ; but it supplies him with a number of valuable facts, and puts him in possession of leading principles.”— Athenæum.
“The writer shows a thorough knowledge of his subject, and he fully carries out the object for which he professes to have undertaken his task, namely, to render horse-proprietors independent of the dictations of ignorant farriers and grooms."-Observer.
“We need only say that the work is essentially a multum in parvo, and that a book more practically useful, or that was more required, could not have possibly been written."-Irish Times.
“He propounds no theories, but embodies in simple and untechnical language what he has learned practically; and a perusal of the volume. will at once testify that he is fully qualified for the task; and so skilfully is the matter condensed that there is scarcely a single sentence which does not convey sound and valuable information."-Sporting Gazette.
“We can cordially recommend it as a book especially suited to the general public, and not beneath the attention of practical men.' Hundreds of persons have to deal with horses occasionally, who know nothing about them; and they, at least, will find that this is really a ‘Handy Horse-Book.'"-The Globe.
“It is full of little hints, evidently derived from experience; and on several points of detail on which we have consulted it, it has given a direct and satisfactory answer."-Standard.