Federico Grisone's The Rules of Riding: An Edited Translation of the First Renaissance Treatise on Classical Horsemanship

Federico Grisone's The Rules of Riding: An Edited Translation of the First Renaissance Treatise on Classical Horsemanship

Translated by Elizabeth M. Tobey and Federica Deigan
2014 | 600 + xxii pp. | 83 ills. | 978-0-86698-505-5 | Hardcover 6 x 9 in
MRTS 454 | $75 |

Federico Grisone published Gli ordini di cavalcare (The Rules of Riding) in 1550, the first manual on manège riding, the ancestor of modern dressage. The Ordini codified a half-century of oral tradition of teaching this art and was a best seller and a welcome aid in educating noblemen at European courts in the art of the manège. Elizabeth Tobey and Federica Brunori Deigan have prepared the first modern edited English translation of the Ordini, which should interest Renaissance scholars and equestrians, and includes an introductory essay, a glossary of equestrian terms, and the transcription of the 1550 Italian first edition.