"The knowledge of the nature of the horse is one of the first foundations of the art of riding it,
and every horseman must make it his principal study"
~ Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere ~
"IN TRAINING HORSES, ONE TRAINS HIMSELF."
~ Antoine de Pluvinel ~
“If the art were not so difficult we would have plenty of good riders and excellently ridden horses, but as it is the art requires, in addition to everything else, character traits that are not combined in everyone: inexhaustible patience, firm perseverance under stress, courage combined with quiet alertness. If the seed is present only a true, deep love for the horse can develop these character traits to the height that alone will lead to the goal.”
~ Gustav Steinbrecht ~