Général L'Hotte sur Laruns (1866)

The testaments of General L’Hotte

The name of this Cavalry General (1825-1904) is one of the most famous in French horsemanship. For Mennessier “he knew how to obtain the most difficult figures of the high school of training without the eyes of the spectator discovering the work of his assistants. But without overdoing it. His cold and reserved character did […]

Hôtel de Clermont (actuel Ministère des relations avec le Parlement), 69 rue de Varenne, où Séguin aurait hébergé ses poulains.

The foals of Mr. Séguin

Armand Séguin (1675-1835) was an amazing character. He made his fortune as a chemist and developed an accelerated method for tanning thick leathers by means of dilute sulfuric acid. With this, he was able to guarantee the revolutionary army, a great consumer of leather, the supply of this material for the manufacture of shoes. He […]

James Fillis sur Germinal au galop arrière

The photo of the “back gallop”

At the end of the 19th century, photographer Delton had immortalized James Fillis in Germinal’s saddle with this unique march. The English rider had arrived in France very young. He performed in the Champs-Elysees circus under Franconi’s direction before being appointed chief squire of the Saint Petersburg Cavalry Officers Enforcement School in 1898. At that […]

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Aubert, The squire of the ladies

His Treatise on Horsemanship, published in 1836, which Monteilhet called “remarkable, complete, adjusted and which, both for its good classicism and for its thoroughness, occupies a happy middle ground between that of La Guérinière and that of Steinbrecht“, included, in addition to the text, a very useful atlas of plates. Thanks to the experience gained […]