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Ancient Horsemanship

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The Arabian Art of Taming, P.R. Kincaid, 1856
The following excerpt was published in 1856 and serves as a guide for how to tame wild horses.

Kincaid, P.R. The Arabian Art of Taming and Training Wild & Vicious Horses. Cincinnati: n.p., 1856. Print.

According to lines 18-22, for what reason did most people historically mount their horses from the right side?

A

The horse got scared if the rider mounted from the left side.

B

It was a form of etiquette that originated with knighthood.

C

It was easier to grasp the horse's mane, which grew on the right side.

D

The saddle was built for the rider to mount more easily from the right side.