This classic memoir by the former director of the renowned Spanish Riding School explores the age-old relationship between horse and rider. Timeless, inspiring, and full of valuable advice. A book every rider should read.
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About the Author
The late Colonel Alois Podhajsky was a teacher, triner, and the Director of the famed Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not a horse person. I read this to have a better understanding of what my daughter does. That being said, I found this book very interesting. For a non-horse person, it is a bit heavy on the training technique, yet it gives a clear picture of the work and love involved in training horses in the art of dressage. Alois Podhajsky tells of his horses from WWI through the 1960's. During this time, events transpired which almost ended the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, but the exceptional talent of the horses (and the dedication of the author) contributed to their being saved by American soldiers and citizens of Austria who loved them.I recently was able to watch a performance of Lipizzaners, now that I've read this book, I understand what I was seeing. Of course, now I want to see it again!