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Author Name    Belasik, Paul

Title   The Essential Paul Belasik Riding Towards the Light; Exploring Dressage Technique; the Songs of Horses

Binding   First Printing; Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   North Pomfret, VT Trafalgar Square Publishing 2002

ISBN Number    1570762120 / 9781570762123

Seller ID   8304

Inscribed on front end paper "TO ANNE, BEST WISHES, PAUL BELASICK". Cover is green with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight, DJ in mylar cover. This is the first compilation of Paul's original three books, now bound together as one title. For anyone who rides dressage, wanting to know why, and how, and how to do it better, what should it feel like and look like, this is absolutely the most perfect book. In these three titles Paul takes you along on his journey, training with modern masters, reading and learning all he can about previous masters, always seeking the purest, best way to achieve the ultimate perfection of horse and rider as one, dancing partners, floating together in unison through the equestrian art of dressage. If you've had the privilege of watching Paul teach, and ride [I've luckily done so many times], you understand how he is truly to be considered a modern master. If you've had the even rarer privilege of seeing Paul and Eli [the late St. Graal], doing the levade about 10 feet away from you [as I have], creating equestrian art with every move, from living flesh, including tempis, passage, piaffe, pirouettes, and so forth, then the tingle going up your spine makes you realize that riding perfection isn't just a fantasy, it does exist here on earth; alas, a dream achieved by the few, but eternally sought by most dressage riders. Paul writes as well as he rides, bringing you along on his quest and into his thoughts. He is included in Martin Diggle's 'Masters of Equitation' series [those titles are also available]. With Dr. Hilary Clayton [McPhail Chair Emerita at Michigan State Univ] he has assisted in ground breaking studies of equine biomechanics and locomotion [Dr. Clayton's books are also available]. Excellent companion books to this title: Masters of Equitation on Trot; Masters of Equitation on Canter [both edited by Martin Diggle], and Conditioning Sport Horses, the classic by Dr. Hilary Clayton; all are available in my listings. Multiple copies of all of these books are available. ; B&W Illustrations; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2; 128, 144, 125 pages; Signed by Author

Price = 127.50 USD



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