Complete Training of Horse and Rider

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For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to ...
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Overview

For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.

The result is a definitive book on classical hrosemanship from first introduction to the ultimate in haute ecole - a record and a manual of the fundamental prinicples, the techniques, and the practice of the art of riding. It is a book that belongs in every horseman's library.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879802356
  • Publisher: Wilshire Book Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/1982
  • Series: Wilshire Horse Lovers' Library Series
  • Pages: 287
  • Sales rank: 593,996
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    excellent book

    There is a wealth of knowledge between the covers of this book. I recommend it to anyone training the young or not so young horse. For dressage or for trail riding. Technically, it's a dressage book. In practice, any rider in any discipline could get something useful from it. It's just a good book to read if you like riding horses, and learning about them. You can get a lot of good ideas from this book, particularly if you've already been working with horses for several years. If you haven't been working so long, it can start you on the right track with a good basic training philosophy.

    Take your time reading it. The material can be somewhat tedious, so just pause often to digest. It's worth working through.

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