"Horses are in some ways like children, but they will always remember good or bad treatment, and know whom they can trust": First edition of Pat Smythe's Book of Horses; Inscribed by her
Pat Smythe’s Book of Horses.
Item Number: 81103
London: Cassell & Company Ltd, 1955.
First edition of this classic work on horsemanship authored by renowned British equestrian Pat Smythe. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Helen – Pat Smythe.” Very good in a very good price-clipped dust jacket, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Acknowledged to be the 'greatest horsewoman Britain has produced', equestrian Pat Smythe authored two best-selling autobiographies in addition to her Book of Horses intended for all interested in horsemanship, particularly younger riders. "Pat Smythe's Book of Horses is in a class by itself, for this is a book horse-lovers of all ages, from eight to eighty, would like to own" (Birmingham Post, 1955).