A Journal of Four Dressage Horses - From Birth Through the First Year of Training
By Paul Belasik. Follow along as four young horses — Corsana, Kara, Elsa, and Escarpa — leave their babyhood behind and begin their training for future careers as sport horses, well schooled in the art of classical dressage.
Renowned rider, trainer, author, and equestrian philosopher Paul Belasik shares the daily schedule, weekly events, and his own musings over each horse's character, physicality, athletic ability, and training as the months and seasons pass. Belasik's honest and enlightened journal entries give the reader an inside look at training horses according to the classical system he has used for almost 40 years. His style of writing allows the reader to "live" the experiences as he did — in the moment, and without the benefit of hindsight. The result is a true account, both thoughtful and thought provoking, and by turns tender and efficiently practical.
Hardcover, 184 pages. ISBN 978-1-57076-531-5