Waldermar Seunig

Horsemanship: A Comprehensive Book on Training the Horse and Its Rider

  • Horsemanship: A Comprehensive Book on Training the Horse and Its Rider

Waldermar Seunig

Horsemanship: A Comprehensive Book on Training the Horse and Its Rider

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Originally written in German in 1941, and subsequently translated into English in 1956, Waldemar Seunig's Horsemanship has become one of the most highly regarded works ever published on the training of the horse and its rider. The book thoroughly explores all aspects of horsemanship beginning with a discussion of the horse itself and a comprehensive evaluation of the physical and psychological requirements of a good rider. Following a section on the development of the rider's seat and the use of aids, the author provides a complete course of instruction for the young horse and rider in Part Two, including groundwork, backing the horse for the first time, development of the gaits, work in a curb bit, training in open country, jumping, and a very intelligent section on how defects of conformation, disposition, and character affect the training process. Part Three covers advanced work—schooled collection, manage work, piaffe, passage, and finally the "figures above the ground." Horsemanship remains one of the most comprehensive and enduring books ever written on the training of horse and rider from the basics to haute ecole.

The Trafalgar Square Classics series brings together, in a uniform collection, important out-of-print works of equestrian scholarship that would otherwise be inaccessible to today's riders.


BOOK: hard binding
PAGES: 388 Pages
Pub Date: 2003
List Price: 19.99
Sale Price: See listing.
Item #: 2349