1858 – Guiding his Horse’s head..


This image is taken from an old book named “Horses and Hounds” published by George Routledge & Co, in 1858. The actual caption to the image is: “Guiding his horse’s head by his whip into a small stream, he stood once again on terra firma.” P.269. From the title page, we also see that the book contains an additional feature on the taming of horses, by the famous American horse tamer, J.S.Rarey. This man literally caused a sensation in Britain by his innate ability to tame horses of even the wildest temperaments, and to do so publicly. Harrison Weir attended a couple of these sessions and we have illustrations by him for the site showing J.S.Rarey at work. All this happened around the same time as this book was being published, so we may be sure that Rarey and Weir were well acquainted and I am sure that Weir, like others would have had many questions for him. This book contains only four images and we are pleased to be able to preserve them and make this one available in both an A4 and an A3 sizing option.


Detail: Raising his horse's head..by Harrison Weir       Book Cover: Horses and Hounds 1858

1858 – Raising his Horse’s head..                        Book Cover:  Horses and Hounds, by Scrutator

Detail: Raising his Horse's head, by Harrison Weir       Detail: Title Page, Horses and Hounds 1858

Detail: 1858 – Raising his Horse’s head..              Title Page:  Horses and Hounds, by Scrutator

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