The Finer Points of Riding, Training and Horsemanship : An Illustrated Guide Hardback
"Everyday I keep on learning," says renowned horseman George Morris. "Every horse I ride, every student I teach, every clinic I give, every class I watch, every book or article I read, every conversation I have teaches me something." Morris has now accrued more than 70 incredible years of riding, training, and horsemanship experience, gleaned from the very best in the equestrian industry, all around the world.
Here, he aims to share what he feels are the key points of all that he has learned over the course of his illustrious life with horses. "Looking back on my life, the luck I've had, the shoulders I've been able to stand on..." he says, "that is why I am writing this book: to just try, just try, to pass it on!" Readers will find Morris's trademarks: swift to the point, with an emphasis on clarity, he highlights the finer points of the equestrian life and the responsibilities he feels it bears.
He moves deftly between topics, touching on rider position and competency; horse training and schooling (both on the flat and over fences); caring for the horse properly, with empathy and the intention to do right by his nature; and ultimately, competing the horse successfully while keeping him sound, willing, and comfortable in his work.
With an in-depth introductory section on stable management contributed by John Madden, and featuring a visual feast of over 300 gorgeous images--many of them starring acclaimed international show jumper Beezie Madden--this is a one-of-a-kind reference from an equestrian force without parallel.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 50 Diagrams; 275 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: Trafalgar Square
- Publication Date: 20/02/2019
- Category: Riding, showjumping & horsemanship
- ISBN: 9781570769122