School of Horsemanship Parts I & II by Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere
First published in 1733 as Ecole de Cavalerie, this book is considered as the beginning of modern equitation. Here, for the first time, is the complete work.
Ecole de Cavalerie by Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere, one of the bibles of classical dressage, most famous for its introduction of the shoulder-in. According to Col. Alois Podhajsky, former director of the Spanish Riding School for 26 years, this is "the most revolutionary book on riding of all times. Its principles are still applied unaltered at the Spanish Court Riding School and may be seen there in daily use."
"The first of the great 18th-century masterpieces, Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere's Ecole de Cavalerie, boasts not only a marvelous and ground-breaking text---a cornerstone of modern dressage---but also superb engraved plates by Charles Parrocel. La Gueriniere's work is still considered the equestrian 'Bible' of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, and though it has only recently been translated word for word into English, it stands as an enduring landmark of equestrian literature."
- Translated by Tracey Boucher
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: J. A. Allen; Limited Ed edition (December 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0851315755
- ISBN-13: 978-0851315751
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.4 x 11 inches