"One must agree that if the true principles of the art had not been maintained with a certain austerity in the royal riding schools in Versailles, if they had not been constantly practiced, someday one might be hard pressed to find the ways to renew these principles."
Charles Prosper, Chevalier le Vaillant de Saint Denis, 1789
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"Theory instructs us that we should work from a foundation of sound principles, and these principles, rather than going against nature, must serve to protect it with the aid of art...."
Francois Robichon de la Guérinière, circa 1730
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