Instruction based on experience assists us in the attainment of all arts, and hastens the process of learning. Although a specially-gifted individual who has not been taught, may be able to sing in a pleasing style, no one has ever become an accomplished pianist without competent instruction the former being some what in the position of a man, the latter in that of a lady, as regards riding. In all countries we find good untaught horsemen who have got shaken into their seats by constant practice, with or without a saddle, which in most cases is chieﬂy a protection to the animal's back. A side-saddle, on the contrary, is as artificial a production as a musical instrument, and a full knowledge of its peculiarities often cannot be acquired during a lifetime. Here the great difference between men and women is that the former ride the horse the latter, the saddle. The tyranny of the side.