Riding and Hunting was originally published in 1900. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are now republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. PREFACE: About three-quarters of this book is new the remaining quarter having appeared in the last third edition of Riding on the Flat and Across Country, 47 illustrations of which have been utilised. Thc present work contains 260 illustrations. . On my return to England in 1892, after teaching Boers and other residents in South Africa how to break in horses, I was fortunately able to spend two seasons in Leicestershire and one in Cheshire. The knowledge gained during these three years impressed me so much with the fact that riding in England is almost inseparable from hunting, that I determined to combine the two subjects as soon as I could collect sufficient fresh material and new illustrations to justify the change of the former title to Riding and Hunting. During the last four years, I made a special study of the Continental system of military riding. Being in no way a hound man, I sought and obtained the valuable aid of Captain King-King, late I 3th Hussars, whom I had the pleasure of knowing at Melton Mowbray. His deep knowledge of hunting is the result of an enthusiastic love of the sport, keen observation, and a life-long experience both in the Shires and in the Provinces. Any merit there may be in the remarks I have made about hunting belongs to him.