first day of October, uff, time flies, doesn't it?
I have for you all a very interesting book - linked below - one of the first English treatises on horsemanship.
Namely, Sir John Astley, a Tudor courier and gentleman, wrote a book on horsemanship where ideas of the Italian (Grisone & Corte) and ancient Greek (Xenophon) horsemanship ideas had been combined (or so they say, I have not read it yer, just perusing).
here, on the world library archive.org you may find the entire scan of his opus magnum
The Art of Riding, set foorth in a breefe treatise, with a due interpretation of certeine places alleged out of Xenophon, and Gryson, verie expert and excellent horsemen et al. (1584).
since this is the Ink October starting tomorrow I may start doing a drawing a day. It may be lots of fun and quite a challenge. how about you?