Vintage Book Horsemanship by Waldemar Seunig 1965


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This book was first published in Germany in 1941 and went through 2 more revisions with the last one (third one) considered the American translated version in 1956. The date on this book is 1965 and there are no other publication dates, so it is considered a first revised edition with enlarged text and many new photographs especially prepared for this edition. Waldemar Seunig was considered one of the most celebrated authorities on riding of his time; he was a very well-known international equestrian judge and writer of short stories. He was educated at the Austrian West Point and also attended the famous French Cavalry School at Saumur as well as the Spanish Riding School at Vienna. From 1922-1930 he was Master of the Horse at Yugoslavia, and in 1930 became Chief Riding Master of the Yugosalvian Cavalry School. To round off his illustrious career he was the coach of a successful German Olympic team in the 1930s and was appointed Plenipotentiary of Riding and Driving Instruction with the German Army during World War II. This fabulous book starts with the discussion of the horse itself – conformation, temperament, breeding – and continues with analysis of the physical and psychological requirements of a good rider, the development of the seat and the use of the aids. Further discussions include instruction for the green horse/rider and then moves on to more advanced training that includes cross-country jumping and haute ‘ecole and dressage. The outside cover has some rips and tears, the interior pages are in excellent condition and like new. C1965, hardcover, 352 pages.

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