Maybe the best way to introduce this book to our audience is to quote Max Gahwyler when he read the book when it was in manuscript form: “You must publish this it is superb!” I agree this is, truly, one of, if not the clearest, most readable books on training dressage ever written. It’s just delightful! Warm, sympathetic, and based on the solid foundations that lead to true success in the sport, this book is must reading! As Egon von Neindorf, a recognized master himself, says in the Foreword, “If you are not fortunate enough to be taught by Walter Zettl personally, he gives you in this book a very valuable guide to the art of classical riding. In clearly worked out and easy to understand chapters, he takes you through each step of the training stages, discusses problems that occur, and assists with competent, sensible corrections, from Beginner to becoming a Master. With Walter Zettl’s guidance, it is made possible.”
About the Author;
Highly regarded in Europe, Walter Zettl was trained in Germany under Col. Aust. He came to Canada in 1981 where he was trainer for Eva Maria Pracht. He also served as dressage coach for the Canadian Three-Day team for the L.A. Olympic Games.