Australia Astride by Des Martin
by Des Martin
Angus and Robertson, 1959 [First Edition], black and white photographic frontispiece, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, chipping and small tears to edges, small part missing at bottom back, reinforced repairing to top spine (see photographs)
"Incorporating the general teachings of the bushman and those of the show and race rider, this valuable addition to the study of riding bridges the gap in the literature between the working and sporting worlds of the horse. Seats and styles, the aids, jumping, work riding, race riding on the flat and over hurdles, buckjumping, camp-drafting, and trick riding, the use of voice, hands, and all items of essential equipment and their maintenance are discussed against a background of extensive experience and practical knowledge."