£20.002017-10-20 00:00:00THERE ARE MANY BOOKS AND DVDS devoted to the technical training of horse and rider – how to perform movements correctly, clear obstacles, communicate efficiently, and in other ways attain the idealized image of an athletic partnership that results in competitive success. But this book is different: its focus is how the rider and trainer can make it easier for the horse to perform optimally. This includes improved understanding of what are reasonable expectations for a particular horse at a certain level of schooling, how to improve his fitness (including strength and conditioning), as well as background on how injuries may develop as a result of interaction between internal and external factors, such as genetics, conformation, management, and training.
If there is one name in the American equestrian story that everyone knows, it is George Morris – a horse lover, rider, carouser, competitor, taskmaster, dreamer, teacher, and visionary, George Morris has been ever-present on the rarified stage of the international riding elite for most of the 70 years he has been in the saddle. He has represented the USA as an athlete and a coach and, at one time or another, instructed many of the USA’s nation’s best horsemen and women.
This engrossing autobiography, the real story of George Morris, beautifully demonstrates his ultimate humanity.
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