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This month’s update, introduced by Hannah Smith, adds the lives of 22 people connected with equestrianism in modern Britain, including Dorothy Brooke, Marjorie Bullows, Eva Christy, Tony Collings, Ruby Ferguson, Maxwell McTaggart, Harry Faudel-Phillips, and Dorian Williams. Read the introduction.
After retiring from the army, Maxwell McTaggart devoted his life to improving horsemanship in Britain. He was the leading British proponent of the ‘forward seat’ (as opposed to leaning back) when jumping, championed the astride seat for women, and advocated the foundation of what evolved to become the British Horse Society.