From Library Journal
This combines Belasik's three earlier volumes, Riding Towards the Light, Exploring Dressage Technique, and The Songs of Horses. For Belasik, riding is as much a mental and almost spiritual endeavor as a physical one, and he offers the Zen of equestrianism. Although a bit more cerebral than standard "how-to" guides, this includes practical information as well.
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From the Publisher
Paul Belasik wrote the first part of his acclaimed trilogy, Riding Towards the Light,
in the late 1980s. It is a compelling account of his personal struggle to discover the ultimate “truths” of classical riding. He traveled thousands of miles to observe the latter–day masters, spent countless hours practicing in the saddle, and researched centuries–worth of equestrian literature seeking the wisdom of the great riding masters of the past. Book Two of the trilogy, Exploring Dressage Technique,
was published in 1994 and recounts Belasik’s study of the biomechanics and philosophy of riding and training horses, offering chapters that include A Fog of Walks, The Hovering Trot, and Riding as a Meditation. The author concluded his work of discovery with The Songs of Horses
in 1999, in which he uses storytelling to communicate valuable lessons on the art of riding to teachers and pupils. Now, for the first time, this masterful trilogy has been published in single volume. Paul Belasik lives and trains at his farm in Pennsylvania.