The Complete Training of Horse and Rider in the Principles of Classical Horsemanship

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Wilshire Book Company, 1967 - Sports & Recreation - 287 pages
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.

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A comprehensive treatment of the principles of classic horsemanship by the famous former director of the Spanish Riding School, illustrated with diagrams and photographs many of Lippizaners. Read full review

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I love the horses from Austria. They are just exquisite! I enjoyed reading this book. Read full review


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Hhe Definitions of the Classical Art of Riding
The Training of the Horse

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The late Colonel Alois Podhajsky was a teacher, triner, and the Director of the famed Spanish Riding School in Vienna.

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