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 William Cavendish - “You should pull him back besides in all the lines before the quarter, just as you make the others advance.”
 William Cavendish - “Without knowing this, no man can dress a horse perfectly.”
 William Cavendish - “The main secret for a horse that is heavy upon the hand, is for the rider to have a very light one for when he finds nothing to bear upon with his mouth, he infallibly throws himself upon the haunches for his own security.”
 William Cavendish - “The horse's neck is between the two reins of the bridle, which both meet in the rider's hand.”
 William Cavendish - “Now being upon the haunches (as he necessarily must be in this case) is it impossible but he must be light in hand, because no horse can be rightly upon his haunches without being so.”
 William Cavendish - “No horse therefore is well dressed that is not light in hand so that an easy and gentle bridle, but firm, is the chief secret to make a horse light.”
 William Cavendish - “I would have you fasten instead of holding it, the rein that comes back to your hand to the pommel of the saddle, because it has the greater force.”
 William Cavendish - “But there is nothing to be done till a horse's head is settled.”
 William Cavendish - “Be always lavish of your caresses, and sparing in your corrections.”
 William Cavendish - “And he that said that a horse was not dressed, whose curb was not loose, said right and it is equally true that the curb can never play, when in its right place, except the horse be upon his haunches.”
 Margaret Cavendish - “As for my brothers, of whom I had three, I know not how they were bred.”
 Margaret Cavendish - “And though my brother Sir Thomas Lucas died not immediately of his wounds, yet a wound he received on his head in Ireland shortened his life.”
 William Cavendish - “Use gentle means before you come to extremity, and whatever lesson you work him, and never take above half his strength, nor ride him till he is weary, but a little at a time and often.”
 William Cavendish - “But what for the generality I call a light or gentle hand, is at the same time as light as a feather, and yet firm, except in extraordinary cases.”
 Margaret Cavendish - “obstructed with a wife”
 Margaret Cavendish - “Indeed I had not much wit, yet I was not an idiot - my wit was according to my years.”
 William Cavendish - “You may observe in all my lessons, that I tell you how the legs go, and those who are unacquainted with that, are entirely ignorant and work in the dark.”
 Margaret Cavendish - “And though my father was not a peer of the realm, yet there were few peers who had much greater estates or lived more noble therewith.”
 William Cavendish - “You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else.”
 William Cavendish - “But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature.”
 Margaret Cavendish - “As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it.”
 Margaret Cavendish - “In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help.”
 William Cavendish - “These are excellent lessons to break him, and make him light in hand but nothing puts a horse so much upon his haunches, and consequently makes him so light in hand, as my new method of the pillar.”
 William Cavendish - “But my method of the pillar, as it throws the horse yet more upon the haunches, is still more effectual to this purpose, and besides always gives him the ply to the side he goes of.”
 Margaret Cavendish - “But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit.”

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