Conveys some information on a quiet horse which CD may be able to purchase from a riding school.
My dear Father,
When I first went to the riding school I asked one of the men whetherhe thought they wd sell the horse & he said that he thought verylikely they wd.f2
But I believe they do not profess to sell & so perhaps if I was togo & ask first of all they might say plump out no—but if you hiredthe horse & liked it I think they wd most likely sell. If however youwd rather not hire without knowing certainly if they’d sell I will go& inquire.
The horse stands I shd guess about 12 a hand higher than Tommy & isup to a greater weight, but that you wd’nt mind. I rode her (its amare) for about 20 m. in the park; she has a canter like an armchairand a very fair walk—but is a little wooden in the trot—tho’not at all a high action.— Except Tommy I never rode a quieterhorse— certainly she does not go as entirely without the rein asTommy—but unless she changes when she gets to Down you wo’nt oftencome across a quieter beast. Of course I ca’nt really judge for you.—