In the spring and summer of 2007, four horses were born. In internationally renowned author Paul Belasiks new book, the reader follows these four horsesall siblings that grew up togetherfrom their birth through their breakingin and first year of training, a span of almost four years. Along the way Belasik explores the breaking and training system he has used for almost 40 years, on hundreds of horses. This training system evolved to prepare the classical dressage horse but it has been adapted to become a universally elementary education for a sport horse of almost any riding discipline. In addition he shares an intimate glimpse of the life of a horsemana breeder, trainer, teacher, and writer.
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Number of Pages: 184
Author Notes: PAUL BELASIK is a highly respected international rider, trainer, writer, and teacher, and an avowed proponent of classical equestrian ideals. It has been said that his diversity of qualities and skills place him firmly in a lineage of riding masters that traces all the way down from the Renaissance, but also marks him out as exceptional in a modern era that places ever more emphasis on specialization. Belasik gives clinics, lectures, and demonstrations internationally, and trains a wide cross-section of clients at his Pennsylvania Riding Academy at Lost Hollow Farm. He is the author of Riding Towards the Light, Exploring Dressage Technique, and The Songs of Horses, the trilogy which gained him a large and appreciative audience, as well as the highly acclaimed Dressage for the 21st Century.