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by Meg Brauch, Narnia Stables, Ashford, CT

Every equestrian should take the time to study the works of the old masters. I was so excited when I found that Audio Horse Books had made audio versions of some of the classical writings, including Gueriniere and Steinbrecht.

Although I have both of these books in print, one reading of them is not enough. They are so packed full with information that a single read through will not suffice. The audio versions have really allowed me to study these writings, particularly Steinbrecht’s elaborate work, “The Gymnasium of the Horse.” I find myself listening to it while I drive or even in the barn when I groom and tack up horses.

I find myself listening to it while I drive or even in the barn when I groom and tack up horses.

I was easily able to download the books to my Dropbox so that I have them available on my phone. It’s amazing how much I am able to take in through listening. I’ve gone back and listened to some chapters several times. During the fair weather months my time inside is limited, as is the time for me to read and study books in print. I am always looking to further my education in the areas of horsemanship and training, so it has been really helpful to me to have these available in audio versions.

I am always looking to further my education in the areas of horsemanship and training, so it has been really helpful to me to have these available in audio versions.

The reading of these classical masterpieces is done brilliantly and should be a required addition to every horseman/woman’s collection, professional or amateur. I’m looking forward to getting more audio horse books and to see what other books are added to the collection in the future.

I can’t recommend these enough to anyone interested in furthering their education in classical dressage. Even if you have read these books before, listen to the audio versions and study them. There is so much brilliant information in them that has been lost or forgotten in many areas area of modern horsemanship. Having these books available in audio versions will help to keep the art of classical dressage alive.

Meg Brauch
Narnia Stables
Ashford, CT