List of writers on horsemanship

This is a list of writers on horsemanship and equitation and their principal published works; some minor works may have been omitted. Usually only the first edition of each work is shown; subsequent editions are shown only if the title was changed. Titles of some works may be abbreviated. Full bibliographical details are not given. Authors are listed by default in order of the date of the first published work; works for each author are listed in order of date of the first known edition.


Before 1700Edit

Author Principal works Original language Notes
Kikkuli • (unnamed text), c. 1360 BC Hittite Earliest known treatise on horsemanship, detailed the training and conditioning of chariot horses
Simon of Athens[1]: 69  De re equestris (fragments) Ancient Greek cited by Xenophon
Xenophon (427–355 BC) On Horsemanship
Hipparchicus
Ancient Greek
Jordanus Rufus de Calabria De medicina equorum, ca. 1250–1256 Full text: ca. 1400; Full text: 1818 edition Latin, German, Italian, French
Lorenzo Rusio Liber marescalcie equorum, 1320 Full text: ca. 1400; Full text: ca. 1400–1500; Full text: 1532 edition; Full text: 1531 edition Latin, Italian, French
Edward, King of Portugal (1391–1438) Leal Consselheiro, Livro da enssynança de bem cavalgar toda sela, 1437 Full text: 1401–1450; Full text: 1854 edition Portuguese King of Portugal
Leon Battista Alberti De equo animante, 1468 Full text: 1890 edition Latin
Manuel Dies Libre de la menescaha, ca. 1424–1436 Full text: 1515 edition Catalan, Castillian, French
Heinrich Münsinger Buch von den Falken, Sperbern, Pferden und Hunden, 1475 Full text: 1475 edition German
Anonymous Spraua a lekarstua końskie przez Conrada królewskiego kowala doswiadcżone : nowo s pilnosczią przełożone, a napirwey o poznaniu dobrego konia, 1532 1905 edition Polish
Federico Grisone Gli ordini di cavalcare, "The rules of riding", 1550 Full text of 1551 edition
Razze del Regno, raccolte in questo volume brevemente da frederigo grisone gentilhuomo napoletano/ Dove appresso dona molti belli avisi convenienti alla cognitione de i polletri et al governo et reggere di ogni cavallo, 16th century
L'ecuirie du S. Federic Grison gentilhomme napolitain, translation by François de Lorraine, duc de Guise, 1559 1559 edition; 1575 edition; Full text: 1579 edition
A newe booke, containing the arte of ryding, and breakinge greate Horses, translation by Thomas Blundeville, [1560?]
Künstlicher Bericht und allerzierlichste Beschreybung des edeln, uhesten, unnd hochberümbten Ehrn Friderici Grisonis neapolitanischen hochlöblichen Adels, translation by Johann Fayser den Jüngern von Arnstain, 1570 Full text: 1573 edition
Italian
Cesare Fiaschi Trattato dell'imbrigliare, maneggiare, et ferrare cavalli..., 1556 Full text: 1556 edition; 1563 edition Italian
Giovanni Battista Ferraro Delle razze, disciplina del cavalcare, ed altre cose pertinenti ad essercitio cosi fatto, 1560 Full text: 1560 edition Italian
Claudio Corte[2][3] Il cavallerizzo di Messer Claudio Corte di Pavia : nel quale si tratta della natura de' cavalli del modo di domargli, et frenargli, e di tutto quello, che à cavalli, et à buon cavalerizzo s'appartiene 1562 Full text of Venice 1573 edition; another copy; Lyon 1573 edition
• The art of riding conteining diuerse necessarie instructions, demonstrations, helps, and corrections apperteining to horssemanship, not herettofore expressed by anie other author: written at large in the Italian toong, by Maister Claudio Corte, a man most excellent in this art. Here brieflie reduced into certeine English discourses to the benefit of gentlemen and others desirous of such knowledge, translation by Thomas Bedingfield, 1584 Full text: 1584 edition
Italian
Pasqual Caracciolo[4]: 178  La gloria del cavallo, "The Glory of the Horse", 1566 Full text: 1566 edition; 1567 edition; 1608 edition
Discorso de'freni, et de' maneggi, 16th century Full text: 1568 edition
Italian
Pedro de Aguilar Tractado de la Cavalleria de la Gineta, 1572 Full text: 1572 edition Spanish
Marco de Pavari Escurie de M. de Pavari venitien (en ital. et en franç.), 1581 Full text: 1581 edition Italian, French
Markus Fugger Von der Gestüterey: Das ist Ein gründtliche beschreibung wie vnnd wa [!] man ein Gestüt von guten edlen Kriegsrossen auffrichten, vnderhalten, vnd wie man die jungen von einem Jar zu dem andern erziehen soll..., 1584 Full text: 1584 edition ] German
Anonymous Von Zeumen, Gründtlicher Bericht des Zeumens vnd ordentliche Außteilung der Mündtstück vnd Stangen, wie dieselbenn nach eines jeden Pferdts arth vnd eigenschafft sollenn gebrauchtt werden, 1588 Full text: 1588 edition German Published anonymously, Georg Engelhard von Löhneysen claims to have written it
Hans Kreutzberger Eigentliche, Wolgerissene Contrafactur und Formen der Gebiß für allerley Mängel, auch underrichtung der Pferdt, 1591 Full text: 1591 edition German
John Astley ([1507]–1595) The Art of Riding, set foorth in a breefe treatise, with a due interpretation of certeine places alledged out of Xenophon, and Gryson ... wherein also the true vse of the hand by the said Grysons rules and precepts is speciallie touched ... Lastlie, is added a short discourse of the chaine or cauezzan, the trench, and the martingale: written by a gentleman of great skill and long experience in the said art, 1595 English Master of Her Majesty's Jewel House
Salomon de La Broue (1530–1610) Preceptes Principavx Qve les bons Caualerisses doiuent exactement obseruer en leurs Escole, "Principal precepts that good riders must exactly observe in their schools", 1593
Le cavalerice françois: contenant les preceptes...(revised and expanded edition of the Preceptes ...), 1602 Full text: 1610 edition; Full text of 1646 edition, vol 1; vol 2; vol 3
French pupil of Giovanni Battista Pignatelli
Gervase Markham (ca. 1568–1637) A Discourse of Horsemanshippe, 1593
Cavalarice, or the English horseman : contayning all the art of horse-manship, as much as is necessary for any man to understand ... together, with the discovery of the subtil trade or mystery of hors-coursers..., 1607 Full text: 1617 edition, volume 1; Full text: volume 2; Full text: volume 3; Full text: volume 4; Full text: volume 5; Full text: volume 6; Full text: volume 7; Full text: volume 8
English
Ottaviano Siliceo Scuola de' cavalieri di Ottaviano Siliceo gentiluomo Troiano, nella quale... si discorre... de' cavalli, in che mode si debbono disciplinare, & conservare, 1598 Italian
Alfonso Ruggieri Ordine di cavalcare et amaistrare cavalli, dar loro lettione, secondo le qualità e disposittione di ciascheduno, cominciando da che son poledri, 1598 Italian
Caspar Reuschlein Hippopronia: grundtlicher vnnd eigentlicher Bericht inn zwey Bücher verfasset : erstlichen, von Art vnd Eygenschafft der Pferde, wie die auff allerhand vnd vilfaltige Manieren vnd Weisen zu zeumen vnnd abzurichten..., 1599 Full text: 1599 edition German
Alessandro Massari Malatesta Compendio dell'heroica arte di Cavalleria, 1599 Full text: 1600 edition
Tractaus de modo equos fraenandi... cum diversorym fraenorum figuris, 1607
Della ragione e modi d'imbrigliar Cavalli: con una copiosa raccolta di varie figure di Briglie, cioè, di Morsi, Guardie, Barbazzali, e Capezzoni, 1613, Italian version of the 1607 Latin text
Italian, Latin
Anonymous Bellissimi Secreti da Cavalli, di Pignatello. Diffinitione che vuol dir Arte veterali, o vero Mareschalchena, End 16th century, beginning 17th century Italian
Lelio Cinquini Il cavallo ammaestrato - Opera di Lelio Cinquini, nobile romano, Cameriero Secreto di Spada e Cappa della Santità di Nostro Signore Papa Paolo V, 16th century Italian
Valerio Piccardini Scritti di Cavaleria, ca. 1600 Full text Italian
Lorenzino Palmieri Perfette regole et modi di caualcare, ca. 1600 Full text: ca. 1600 edition
Perfette regole et modi di caualcare. Dove con chiarezza si mostra e con facilità s'insegna come si possi ridurre ogni cavallo all'intera perfettione: Et insieme si tratta della natura de' cavalli, si propongono le loro infermità e s'additano gli Rimedi per curarle, 1625 Full text: 1625 edition
Italian
Anonymous Gospodarstwo jezdeckie, strzelcze, y mysliwcze, 1600 Full text: 1854 edition Polish
Pirro Antonio Ferraro Cavallo frenato di Pirro Antonio Ferraro Napolitano ... Diuiso in quattro libri / Con discorsi notabili, sopra briglie, antiche, & moderne nel primo; nel secondo molte altre da lui inuentate; nel terzo vn dialogo ..., 1602 Full text: 1602 edition
Libro di Mariscalcheria, 16 century Full text
Italian
Krzysztof Mikołaj Dorohostajski (1562–1615) Hippica To Iest O Koniach Xięgi, 1603 Full text: 1603 edition Polish
Don Giovanni de Gamboa Ragione dell’arte di cavalcare, nella quale si insegna quanto conviene di sapere ad un cavaliero a cavallo, 1606 Full text: 1606 edition Italian
Krzysztof Pieniążek Hippika albo Sposob Poznania, Chowania Y Stanowienia Koni, 1607 Full text: 1607 edition Polish
Georg Engelhard von Löhneysen Della Cavalleria Das ist: Gründlicher vnd außführlicher Bericht, von allem was zu der löblichen Reuterey gehörig, vnd einem Cavallier zu wissen von nöhten..., 1609 Full text: 1624 edition
Neu-eröffnete Hof-Kriegs- und Reit-Schul,... , 1729 Full text: 1729 edition
German
Nicolas Morgan of Crolane The perfection of horse-manship, 1609 English
René de Menou de Charzinay (1578–1651) La Pratique du cavalier, par où il est enseigné la vraye méthode qu'il doit tenir pour mettre son cheval à la raison..., 1614 Full text: 1614 edition; Full text: 1651 edition French also published works of Antoine de Pluvinel
Christoff Jacob Liebens Christoff Jacob Liebens Chur- und Fürstlichen Sächsischen gewesenen Bereiter und Stallmeisters sel. kurtz gefastes Reit-Buch, 1616 Full text: ca. 1670 edition
Practica et arte di cavalleria, of Oeffeningh en konst des rydens, leerende een berijder de paerden nae haer natuer en aert t'onderwijsen en af te richten... , 1671 Full text: 1671 edition, vol. 1 & 2; Full text: 1671 edition, vol. 3
German, Dutch
Alfonso Macetti Regole de osservarsi nel cavalcare, 1621 Italian
Pierre de la Noue La cavalerie françoise et italienne, ou, L'art de bien dresser les chevaux, selon les preceptes des bonnes écoles des deux nations : tant pour le plaisir de la carriere, et des carozels que pour le service de la guerre, 1620 Full text: 1620 edition French
Antoine de Pluvinel (1552–1620) Le maneige royal, "The royal manège", 1623
L’Instruction du Roy en l’Exercise de Monter a Cheval (new edition of the Maneige ...), 1625 Full text: 1660 edition; Full text of Amsterdam 1666 edition; Second link to full text of 1666 edition
French pupil of Giovanni Battista Pignatelli, tutor to King Louis XIII
Baldovino da Monte Simoncelli Il Cesarino ovvero dell'arte di cavalcare Dialogo, 1625 Full text: 1625 edition Italian
Giovanni Paolo D’Aquino Disciplina del cavallo con l'vso del Piliere, dialoghi di Frà Gio. Paolo d'Aquino..., 1630 Full text: 1636 edition Italian
Ernst Abraham von Dehn Kurtze doch eigendliche vnd gründliche Beschreibung von abrichtung vnd Zäumung der Rosse..., 1637 Full text: 1637 edition German
Francesco Liberati La Perfettione del cavallo, 1639 Italian
Robert Ward Animadversions of warre; or a militarie magazine of the truest rules, and ablest instructions, for the managing of warre : composed of the most refined discipline, and choice experiments that these late Netherlandish, and Swedish warres have produced. With divers new inventions, both of fortifications and strategems. As also sundry collections taken out of the most approved authors, ancient and moderne, either in greeke, latine, italian, french, spanish, dutch or english. In two books / by Robert Ward, gentleman and commander, 1639 [https://www.e-rara.ch/zut/wihibe/content/zoom/24941 Full text: 1639 edition English
Giovanni Battista Galiberto Il Cavallo da maneggio, libro... diviso in tre parti, nella prima si tratta del conoscer li cavalli, nella seconda il modo di cavalcare, nella terza il modo di medicar' ogni sorte d'infirmità..., 1650 Full text: 1650 edition
Neugebahnter Tummelplatz vnd eröffnete Reitschul Sambt beygefügter Gestüttordnung vnd gründlicher Einzäumung, wie auch der Pferde Cur vnd Artzney, 1660 Full text: 1660 edition
Italian
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1592–1676) La methode nouvelle et invention extraordinaire de dresser les chevaux, 1658 Full text: 1658 edition; full text of second edition, 1737
A New Method and Extraordinary Invention to Dress Horses and Work them according to Nature..., 1667
A general system of horsemanship in all it’s branches : containing a faithful translation [from the French] of that most noble and useful work of his Grace, William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle..., 1743 Full text: 1743 edition
French Master of Horse to Charles II of England
Gabriel de Hollande Breuil Pompée Abrégé des Sciences en general, 1660 Full text: 1669 edition
Traité de l'instruction du Cavalier, pour le rendre capuble de dresser toutes sortes de Chevaux, 1669 Full text: 1669 edition
French
Samuel Fouquet Le modele du cavalier françois, divisé en trois parties. Dédié, à... Heny prince de Nassau... par messire Fouquet escuier sieur de Beaurepere, gentil-homme de la province d'Anjou, escuier de la grande escurie du Roy, 1665 Full text: 1665 edition French
..., Delcampe L’Art de monter à Cheval, 1664
Le noble Art de Monter à Cheval, 1671
L'art de monter à cheval : pour elever la noblesse dans les plus beaux airs du manege, 1690 Full text: 1691 edition
Die edle Reit-Kunst oder schöne und leichte Anleitung ein guter Reiter zu werden : Auch was man beym Ringel-rennen, Lanzen-brechen und Kopff-rennen zu beobachten, 1698 Full text: 1698 edition
French
Jacques de Solleysel Le Véritable Parfait Mareschal, qui enseigne à connoistre la beauté, la bonté & les deffauts des Chevaux, 1672 Full text: 1672 edition
Der vollkommene Stall-Meister, welcher lehret, die Schönheit, die Güte und Mängel der Pferd zuerkennen... , 1706 Full text: 1706 edition
The compleat horseman : or, perfect farrier : in two parts..., 1717 Full text: 1717 edition
French
Georg Simon Winter von Adlersflügel [de] (1629–1701) Georg Simon Winters neuer Tractat von der Reith-Kunst : in zwey Haupt-Theil unterschieden; der erste handelt, wie man einen grossen Herrn, Cavallier und Scholarn solle unterweisen, zu Pferd zu sitzen ..., der andere, von der Bestellung eines wolerbauten Marstalls ... , 1674 Full text: 1674 edition
Georgii Simonis Winteri, Bellerophon, sive, Eques peritus: hoc est, artis equestris accuratissima institutio : opere bipartito, seu duobus libris, absoluta..., 1674 Full text: 1674 edition
German
António Galvão de Andrade Arte da cavallaria de gineta, e estardiota, bom primor de ferrar, & alveitaria : dividida em tres tratados, 1678 Full text: 1678 edition Portuguese
Anonymous Regole per ben cavalcare, 1685 Italian Only known through bibliographic reference in Biblioteca italiana by Nicola Francesco
Giovanni Battista Persa Il cavallo ammaestrato, 1688 Italian
Johann Christoph Pinter Neuer, vollkommener, verbesserter und ergäntzter Pferd-Schatz. In einer ausführlichen, leicht-verständ- und begreifflichen, aus reiffer Durchforschung der Natur und untrüglicher Erfahrung geschöpfter Wissenscha, 1688 Full text: 1688 edition German
Wolf Helmhardt von Hohberg Die Vollkommene Pferd- und Reit-Kunst : samt auszführlichem Unterricht der Edlen Stutery : Darinnen vorgestellet werden Die unterschiedliche Arten/ Schönheit/ Güte/ Mängel/ Zäum- Beschlag- und übrige Wartung der Pferde, 1689 Full text: 1689 edition German
Nicola e Luigi Santapaulina L'arte del cavallo di Nicola e Luigi Santapaulina..., 1696 Full text: 1696 edition Italian
Giovanni Battista Trutta Novello giardino della prattica, ed esperienza di Gio. Batista Trutta napolitano. Divisa in tre libri ..., 1699 Full text: 1785 edition Italian

1700 to 1799Edit

Author Principal works Original language Notes
Gregorio de Zúñiga y Arista Doctrina del cavallo y arte de enfrenar dedicada al Serenissimo Señor Don Juan, Principe de Portugal y del Brasil, 1705 Full text: 1705 edition Spanish
Giuseppe D’Alessandro Opera di d. Giuseppe D'Alessandro duca di Peschiolanciano divisa in cinque libri. Ne' quali si tratta delle regole di cavalcare, della professione di spada, ed altri esercizj d'armi, con figure di briglie, torni, e bisce, ed altro a cio appartenente..., 1711 Full text: 1723 edition Italian
Alfonsus Guerini de Preville La science de la cavallerie, 1717 Full text: 1717 edition French
Niccolò Rosselmini (died 1772) Il Cavallo perfetto. Trattato in cui si descrive, quali esser debbano le qualità del cavallo perfetto, e con quai mezzi si arrivi a renderlo tale: opera ... di Niccolo Rossermini ..., 1723 Full text: 1723 edition
Apologia del cavallo perfetto, 1630
Dell'obbedienza del cavallo: trattato..., 1764 Full text: 1764 edition
Lettera critica ed istruttiva di Niccolo Rosselmini, 1767
Italian
François Robichon de La Guérinière (1688–1751) Ecole de Cavallerie: contenant un Recueil ou abregé Methodique des Principes qui regardent la connoissance des Chevaux... [S.l] Mernier 1730
Ecole de cavalerie contenant l'ostéologie etc. Sieur de La Guérinière, 4e leçon, Paris 1731
École de cavalerie, contenant la connoissance, l'instruction et la conservation du cheval, avec figures en taille douce, par M. de La Guérinière... Paris: impr. de J. Collombat 1733 Full text of volume 1, 1736 edition; volume 2
Elémens de cavalerie: Contenant la connoissance du cheval, l'embouchure, la ferrure, la selle, &c. avec un traité du haras, Paris: chez les frères Guerin, 1741
Manuel de Cavalerie: ou l'on enseigne... la connoissance du Cheval l'embouchure... l'osteologie du cheval, ses maladies, & leurs remedes… La Haye: Chez Jean Van Duren 1742 (same as the above, according to Brunet)[5] Full text
Escuela de a caballo..., translated by Baltasar de Irurzun, 1787 Full text: 1787 edition
Die Reitkunst oder gründliche Anweisung zur Kenntniß der Pferde, deren Erziehung, Unterhaltung, translated by J. D. Knoell, 1791 Full text: 1791 edition
A treatise upon horsemanship, translated from the original French of M. de la Gueriniere, translated by Captain William Frazer, 1801 Full text: 1801 edition
French  
Baron d’Eisenberg L'Art de monter à cheval, ou Description du manège moderne dans sa perfection, expliqué par des leçons necessaires, 1733 Full text: 1733 edition; 1759 edition
La perfezione e i difetti del cavallo opera del barone d' Eisemberg direttore e primo cavallerizzo dell'Accademia di Pisa, dedicata alla sacra cesarea real maestà dell'augustissimo... Francesco 1..., 1753 Full text: 1753 edition
Des Barons von Eisenberg, ersten Stallmeisters und Directors der kaiserl. Akademie, entdeckte Roßtäuscherkünste zur Vermeidung der Betrügereyen bey dem Pferdekaufen, translated by Johann Friedrich Rosenzweig, 1780 Full text: 1780 edition
French
Manuel Alvarez Ossorio y Vega La scuola moderna nel maneggio de' cavalli profittevole a chiunque esercita questa nobile virtù, 1733 Full text: 1733 edition Italian
Guiseppe Antonio Marinelli La scuola moderna nel maneggio de' cavalli, 1733
Manejo real : en que se propone lo que deben saber los cavalleros en esta Facultad, para llenar con la practica..., 1741 Full text: 1741 edition
Spanish
Claude Bourgelat Le Nouveau Newcastle ou nouveau traité de Cavalerie geometrique theorique et pratique, 1744 Full text: 1744 edition; 1744
A new system of horsemanship, translation by Richard Berenger 1754 Full text: 1754 edition
Nouveau systéme de cavalerie, ou traité du manége réduit a ses principes naturels, 1760 Full text: 1760 edition
French
Gaspard de Saunier (1663–1748) Les vrais principes de la cavalerie, 1749 Full text: 1749 edition
L'art de la cavalerie, ou La manière de devenir bon écuyer . Par des règles aisées... accompagné de principes certains pour le choix des chevaux... avec une idée générale de leurs maladies..., 1756 Full text: 1756 edition
French
de Chevigny Science des personnes de cour, d'épée et de robe. Tome 6, Partie 1... Qui contient... la connoissance des differentes espèces de Chevaux, leurs qualités, la manière de les traiter, de les exercer, les tournois, les joutes, les carousels, le manege ou l’art de monter à cheval, 1752 Full text: 1752 edition French
Joseph Cristoph Zehentner Kurzer und deutlicher Unterricht zur Anweisung eines jungen Cavaliers im Reiten : dergestalt, daß er sein Pferd von Hand zu Hand reiten, oder zu aller Zeit wechseln könne, 1753 Full text: 1761 edition German
Michael Gottlieb Griesbach Die Edle Reit-Kunst : mit Kupfern und einem Anhange von der Ross-Artzeney, 1755 Full text: 1755 edition German
Johann Elias Ridinger Vorstellung und Beschreibung derer Schul und Campagne Pferden nach ihren Lectionen, In was vor gelegenheiten solche können gebraucht werden, 1760 Full text: 1760 edition German, French
José de Barros Paiva e Moraes Pona Manejo real, escola moderna da cavallaria da brida: em que se propoem os ..., 1762 Full text: 1762 edition Portuguese
Johann Baptist von Sind (1709–1776) Des Freyherrn von Sind ... Vollstandiger Unterricht in den Wissenschaften..., 1770 Full text: 1770 edition
L' art du manège pris dans ses vrais principes : suivi d'une nouvelle méthode pour l'embouchure des chevaux, et d'une connoissance abrégée des principales maladies auxquelles ils sont sujets, ainsi que du traitement qui leur est propre, 1774 Full text: 1774 edition
Die kunst pferde zu zaumen und zu beschlagen... , 1782 Full text: 1782 edition
German, French
Louis-Charles Mercier Dupaty de Clam (1774–1782) Traités sur l'équitation, par M. Dupaty de Clam, ... , 1771 Full text: 1771 edition
La science et l'art de l'équitation, démontrés d'après la nature; ou Théorie et pratique de l'équitation, fondées sur l'anatomie, la méchanique, la géométrie, & la physique, 1776 Full text: 1776 edition
French
Richard Berenger (1720–1782) The history and art of horsemanship, 1771 Full text: 1771 edition, vol. 1; vol. 2 English Collection of works of numerous authors, such as Xenophon and Claude Bourgelat, translated into English
Augustin Mottin de la Balme Essais sur l'équitation : ou, Principes raisonnés sur l'art de monter et de dresser les chevaux, 1773 Full text: 1773 edition French
Johann Gottfried Prizelius Vollständige Pferdewissenschaft, 1777 Full text: 1777 edition Full text German
Vincenzo Lombardi Modo facile, o sieno alcune brevi e principali regole per domare cavalli, 1778 Italian
Montfaucon de Rogles (17..–1774) Traité d'équitation. Par feu M. de Montfaucon de Rogles, écuyer ordinaire de la petite Écurie du roi, commandant de l'Équipage de feu Monseigneur le Dauphin, 1778 Full text: 1778 edition; Full text: 1810 edition French
Filippo Invernizzi De Fraenis eorumque generibus et partibus apud veteres, 1785 Latin
Charles Joseph Panckoucke Encyclopédie méthodique. Arts académiques . Équitation, escrime, danse, et art de nager, 1786 Full text: 1786 edition French
Manuel Carlos de Andrade (1755–1817) Luz da Liberal e Nobre Arte da Cavallaria, 1790 Full text: 1790 edition Portuguese
Johann Markus Beyer Reitkunst zum Selbstunterricht : nebst einer Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Pferde und ihren Kuren, 1792 Full text: 1792 edition German
Michele Sailer Del cavalcare riflessioni critico-didascaliche, 1793 Full text: 1793 edition Italian
Pasquali di Venezia Il perfetto cavallerizzo, 1799 Italian
Anonymous Regola del cavalcare, da Papaleeni, cavallerizzo del gran duca di Toscana, 17th century Italian

1800 to 1899Edit

Author Principal works Original language Notes
Philip Astley (1742–1814) Astley's system of equestrian education : exhibiting the beauties and defects of the horse, with serious and important observations on his general excellence, preserving him in health, grooming, ... 1801 Full text: 1801 edition English
Federigo Mazzuchelli (1747–1805) Elementi di cavallerizza, 1802
Scuola Equestre... Nuova edizione, corredata di molti rami... 1805 Full text: 1805 edition, vol. 1; vol. 2
Italian
Ludwig Hünersdorf Anleitung zu der natürlichsten und leichtesten Art Pferde abzurichten : Für Liebhaber des Reitens aus dem Militär- und Civilstande; Nebst einem Anhang, wie diese Anleitung auf die Abrichtung des Cavalleriepferdes und den gemeinen Reiter anzuwenden ist 1805 Full text: 1805 edition German
John Adams An analysis of horsemanship : teaching the whole art of riding, in the manege, military, hunting, racing, and travelling system : together with the method of breaking horses, for every purpose to which those noble animals are adapted 1805 Full text: 1805 edition English
Giovanni Campagnola Sulla rigenerazione della razze de'cavalli e sulla equitazione 1810 Italian
Stefano Arcellazzi Lezioni di cavallerizza 1813 Italian
Maximilian Weyrother Anleitung wie man nach bestimmten Verhältnissen die passendste Stangen-Zäumung finden Kann: nebst einer einfachen Ansicht der Grundsätze der Zäumung Wien: Auf Kosten des Verfassers in Commission bei Schaumburg 1814; revised 2nd edition 1826 "Instructions on how to find the most appropriate bit for given conditions..."
De l'embouchure du cheval, ou, Méthode por trouver la meilleure forme de mors, d'aprés les proportions et les principes les plus simples de l'embouchure du cheval: suivie de la description d'une bride qui empêche le cheval de se cabrer A Paris: Chez Anselin, successeur de Magimel, librarie pour l'art militaire 1828 (translation of the above)
Bruchstücke aus den hinterlassenen Schriften des k. k. österr. Oberbereiters Max Ritter von Weyrother 1836
German director of the Spanish Riding School
Enrico Conti L'ipposiade o L'accademico equestre 1823 Italian
Antonio Locatelli Il perfetto cavaliere 1825 Italian
François Baucher (1796–1873) Dictionnaire raisonné d'équitation, "Reasoned dictionary of equitation" 1833 Full text
Dialogues sur l'équitation: premier dialogue entre le grand Hippo-théo, dieu des quadrupèdes, un cavalier et un cheval (with Louis Charles Pellier), "Dialogues on equitation: a first dialogue between the great 'Hippo-théo', god of quadrupeds, a rider and a horse" 1835 31pp. Full text
Passe-temps équestres: suivis de notes explicatives, "Equestrian pastimes: followed by explanatory notes" 1840
Méthode d'équitation basée sur de nouveaux principes, "Method of riding based on new principles" 1842 Full text
Methode der Reitkunst nach neuen Grundsätzen (translation by von Willisen of the Méthode d'équitation) 1843
Erläuterndes Wörterbuch der Reitkunst (translation by H. Ritgen of the Dictionnaire raisonné) 1844
French
Count Antoine Cartier D'Aure (1799–1863) Traité d'équitation, par M. le Vte d'Aure..., "Treatise of equitation" 1834
Observations sur la nouvelle méthode d'équitation, par M. le Vte d'Aure, "Observations on the new method of riding" 1842
Cours d'équitation, "Course of equitation" 1853
French
Carlo le Maire Nuovo trattato d'equitazione 1843 Italian
C.G. Gloria Le resistenze e le difese del cavallo da sella, dal punto di vista dell'equitazione militare 1873 Italian
Manfredo Cagni Nozioni elementari per la cavalleria 1878 Italian
Achille Angelini Corso magistrale di equitazione saggio d'un maestro per l'instruzione degli allievi e della maestre nelle ippiche discipline 1881 Italian
Cesare Paderni Regole di equitazione sul modo di saltare e superare ostacoli 1883 Italian
Gustav Steinbrecht (1808–1885) Das Gymnasium des Pferdes, "The Gymnasium of the Horse" 1886 German
James Fillis Principes de dressage et d'équitation, "Principles of dressage and of riding" 1890 Full text of 2nd edition, 1891
Breaking and Riding 1890 (English translation of the Principes)
Grundsätze der Dressur und Reitkunst. Ins Deutsch uebertragen von M. von Zansen gen. van der Osten,... 2te Auflage... von Gustav Goebel... 1896 (German translation of the Principes)
Journal de dressage, "Journal of dressage" 1903
French
Eugenio Martinengo Cesaresco L'arte di cavalcare, con aggiunta, il cavallo attaccato alla carrozza 1894 Italian

1900 to 1999Edit

Author Principal works Original language Notes
Wilhelm Müseler 1887–1952 Reitlehre 1933 (2nd edition)
Riding Logic 1937
German
Henry Wynmalen[6]: 85  Equitation ... Illustrated from photographs 1938
Horse Breeding & Stud Management 1950
Dressage: A study of the finer points of riding 1953
The Horse in Action 1954
Horse breeding and stud management 1971
English Aficionado of the "French school" of dressage
Alois Podhajsky (1898–1973) Spanische Hofreitschule Wien, "The Spanish Riding School of Vienna" [1941]
The Spanish Riding Academy, Vienna, Austria 1947
Die spanische Hofreitschule; The Spanish Riding school; L' Ecole d'équitation espagnole, 1948
The Complete Training of Horse and Rider 1965
My Dancing White Horses 1966
My Horses My Teachers 1967
The Riding Teacher 1973
The Art of Dressage: Basic Principles of Riding and Judging 1976
German director of the Spanish Riding School from 1939
Waldemar Seunig [de] Von der Koppel bis zur Kapriole, die Ausbildung des Reitpferdes 1949
Horsemanship: a complete book on training the horse and its rider 1956 (translation of the above)
German [7][8][9]
Nuno Oliveira (1925–1989) Haute ećole: forty-three photographs of horses taught and mounted by Nuno Oliviera London: J.A. Allen 1965
Réflexions sur l'art équestre. Traduit du portugais par René Bacharach [1965]
Reflections on equestrian art (translated [from the French] by Phyllis Field) 1976
Classical principles of the art of training horses (illustrated by Fernando Abreu) 1983
Classical principles of the art of training horses, volume 2: From an old master trainer to young trainers 1986
Les Chevaux et leurs cavaliers 1987
Horses and their riders (with Joy Howley) 1988
L'art équestre 1991
Portuguese, French
Reiner Klimke (1936–1999) Cavaletti. Ausbildung von Reiter und Pferd über Bodenricks 1966
Military: Geschichte, Training, Wettkampf 1967, "Eventing"
Cavalletti: Schooling of Horse and Rider over Ground Rails (translation of Cavaletti by Daphne Machin Goodall) 1969
Le Concours complet: histoire, entraînement, compétition (translation of Military by Pierre André) 1977
Grundausbildung des jungen Reitpferdes: von der Fohlenerziehung bis zum ersten Turnierstart 1980
Horse trials (translation of Military by Daphne Machin Goodall) 1984
Ahlerich von der Remonte zum Dressur-Weltmeister; ein exemplarischer Ausbildungsweg 1984
Basic Training of the Young Horse: From the Education of the Young Foal to the First Competition (translation of Grundausbildung by Sigrid Young) 1985
Ahlerich: The Making of a Dressage World Champion (translation of Ahlerich by Courtney Searls-Ridge) 1986
Von der Schönheit der Dressur vom jungen Pferd bis zum Grand Prix 1991
Klimke on Dressage: From the Young Horse Through Grand Prix (translation of the above by Courtney Searls-Ridge and Jan Spauschus Johnson) 1992
German Olympic medalist who went on to teach and write extensively with co-author Ingrid Klimke
Egon von Neindorff (1923–2004) Kleine Reit- und Fahrlehre 1975
Dressage Formula 1980
Die reine Lehre der klassischen Reitkunst 2005
The Art of Classical Horsemanship 2009
German
Paul Belasik Riding towards the light: an apprenticeship in the art of dressage riding 1990
Exploring dressage technique: journeys into the art of classical riding 1994
The essential Paul Belasik 2001
Dressage for the 21st century 2002
A search for collection: science and art in riding 2009
English
Walter Zettl Dressage in harmony: from basic to Grand Prix 1998
Dressur in Harmonie: von der Basis bis zum Grand Prix (translation of the above by Simone Engels) 2003
The Circle of Trust (with Paul Schopf and Jane Seigler) 2008
English

2000 to the presentEdit

Author Principal works Original language Notes

ReferencesEdit

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