Punch,  38 (1860), 228.

A Good School for Bad Tamers



Essay, Drollery


Animal Behaviour, Education, Human Development, Instinct, Expertise

    Describing John S Rarey's gentle system of horse-taming, points out that according to Rarey's teaching method, 'horses have quick instincts and highly nervous temperaments; and if we would train them to be tractable and docile, we must train ourselves to treat them with suitable respect'. Emphasises that in order to make the horses obedient, we should befriend them. Adds that Rarey's system 'is improving to the man as well as to the beast, and many a human "savage" might be permanently bettered by it'. Concludes by arguing that a 'school for man- and woman-taming' would be a 'national advantage'.

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