Science and Art in Riding

Paul Belasik

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Science and Art in Riding

Paul Belasik

$27.96

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At the core of this book is a series of “state of the art” experiments in which the author participated, designed to establish whether certain classical ideas about true collection could be scientifically proved. Discussion of the results leads into an exploration of how working towards collection informs the progression of training and the way in which the exercises are implemented.

Furthermore, Belasik points out, this pursuit of collection is likely to take a purer form if it is motivated by artistic values rather than by the rider’s ego. In this regard, the author urges readers to focus on their own individuality, rather than being motivated or misled by external pressures; to “collect” or “center” themselves, as they work towards a similar state with their horses. A fascinating and thoughtful read.

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Paul Belasik is a highly respected international rider, trainer, writer, and teacher, and an avowed proponent of classical equestrian ideals. Belasik has ridden and trained at every level in dressage, from young horses to beyond Grand Prix. He also has had extensive experience in eventing, which encompassed the early part of his career, before turning solely to his first and true love of classical dressage and the art of riding. Belasik has sought wisdom from great riding masters such as Dr. HLM van Schaik and Nuno Oliveira, and his wide-ranging studies include the concepts of Zen Buddhism and martial arts. Belasik has authored seven books, and he gives clinics, lectures, and demonstrations internationally, while training a wide cross section of clients at his Pennsylvania Riding Academy at Lost Hollow Farm

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Author Paul Belasik

Format: paperback

Total Page Count: 192

Illustrations: 8 color photos

ISBN: 978-1-908809-78-0