Since this book was put in the printer's hands, I have been travelling on the Continent. Everywhere, I found that Monsieur Baucher's new Méthode had excited much attention, and not a little jealousy amongst the followers of the old system. Books and pamphlets have been published, trying to turn into ridicule the bold intruder, who, in two months, brings his horses to do what years could not accomplish in the old school. In France, Baucher's Methode was subjected to a trial, which, according to the reports of many mem bers of the committee, was eminently successful. The system was rejected notwithstanding; but some of the bending lessons — the most important part of his methods — were retained, and are now made use of in the French cavalry.