Horses Came First, Second and Last
My Unapologetic Road to Eventing Gold
With an astounding eighteen medals in eight international championships and team gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1976 and 1984, Jack Le Goff created the standard by which modern-day equestrian teams are measured. But Le Goff's techniques could be unforgiving – tough, brutal, and abrasive – earning him critics as well as converts.
In this, his autobiography, Le Goff tells the whole story, from impoverished beginnings in Morocco, to the tragic death of his father, to his successes as a competitive equestrian.
Readers will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of high-level international equestrian sport, as well as an entire section devoted to Le Goff's much admired and extremely successful training philosophy.
Reviews for Horses Came First, Second and Last
There are very, very few people in the horse business whom I would label ‘genius.’ Jack Le Goff was a genius on all fronts: intellect, horseman, rider, teacher, trainer. And the icing on the cake was Jack Le Goff was a winner.
George H. Morris, Former Chef d’Equipe US Show Jumping Team, author of Unrelenting and Hunter Seat Equitation
Readers will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of high-level equestrian sport, as well as an entire section devoted to Le Goff’s much-admired and extremely successful training philosophy.