For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.
About the author
Alois Podhajsky (1898-1973) was an army officer and Olympian who served for more than 25 years as the director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. He was notable for training Lipizzan horses and winning the bronze medal in equestrian dressage during the 1936 Olympic Games.
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