The Finer Points of Riding, Training, and Horsemanship

The Finer Points of Riding, Training, and Horsemanship

Available February 2020

The legendary George Morris shares what he feels are the key points of riding, training and horsemanship he has learned over the course of his illustrious career.



‘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!’ 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.


George H. Morris is an American trainer and judge of horses and riders in the hunter/jumper disciplines, and is considered a ‘founding father’ of Hunt Seat Equitation. Morris has represented the United States in many international competitions as both a rider and coach, winning multiple medals and titles. Morris has also authored several other books and videos on riding and judging, including George Morris Teaches Beginners to Ride: A Clinic for Instructors, Parents, and Students, The American Jumping Style,Because Every Round Counts, Classical Riding with George H. Morris, and his bestselling autobiography Unrelenting

Karen Robertson is a freelance writer and the co-author of Unrelenting, George Morris’s autobiography. 

John and Beezie Madden are a husband-and-wife team that has set the standards for show jumping in many ways. Beezie Madden was the first American rider to reach the top three in the show jumping world-ranking list. She has competed in four Olympic Games, winning two gold medals, a silver, and a bronze. Beezie has been coached by her husband since she first went to work for his sales barn in 1987. John also trains amateur jumper riders and has been an executive board member and chairman of the FEI Jumping Committee.

Book Specifications

Additional Information

Sub Heading An Illustrated Guide
ISBN 9781570769122
Author George H Morris with Karen Robertson, John and Beezie Madden
Binding Hardback
Extent 254 x 254 mm, 256 pp
Illustrations Over 300 colour photographs and illustrations
Ebook No
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