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Reflections on Equestrian Art

Nuno Oliveira began his riding career with maestro Jonquin Gonzales de Miranda, Master of the Horse to the King of Portugal. In the 1940’s he opened his own riding school and soon became an international name in the world of classical equitation. Times change but classical principles remain.
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The Art of Horsemanship

Xenophon’s “The Art of Horsemanship” is the earliest known work on the horse and how to ride it. Though Xenophon wrote his treatise twenty-three centuries ago, it still provides the modern-day equestrian enthusiast with much food for thought and is delightfully easy to read.
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School of Horsemanship

First published in 1733 as Ecole de Cavalerie by Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere, this book is considered as the beginning of modern equitation. The theories in this book provide the basis for all modern equitation, and it is probably the most important work on the subject ever written. The School of Horsemanship has three parts; this audiobook includes Part Two, on training and riding.
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Gymnasium of the Horse

First published in the late 19th century, this book is truly a work of remarkable coherence, comprehensiveness, and depth of understanding. Gustav Steinbrecht’s reputation as a master in the art of dressage makes The Gymnasium of the Horse a cornerstone of equestrian literature.
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Equestrian Classics through Today’s Technology offers classical dressage oriented horse books to download or stream from the web. This collection of classic audio books includes the first documented book on horsemanship, Xenophon’s The Art of Horsemanship. You will also find The School of Horsemanship by Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere, Nuno Oliveira’s Reflections on Equestrian Art, and The Gymnasium of the Horse by Gustav Steinbrecht. School of Horsemanship and The Gymnasium of the Horse are both on the United States Dressage Federation’s “recommended reading list” for the “L” Education Program for dressage judges, participants, and auditors. The Art of Horsemanship by Xenophon is also on the United States Dressage Federation’s “other reading list” for the Instructor Certification Program.

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Audio versions of the Art of Horsemanship, School of Horsemanship, and Reflections on Equestrian Art were produced through agreement with J. A. Allen Publishers of Robert Hale Limited in London. For hardcopy versions of these and other fine works, please visit the website. Gymnasium of the Horse is produced through agreement with Xenophon Press. Visit the website.