Gallop to Freedom
by Frederic Pignon

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In a delightful series of conversations, this copiously illustrated handbook demonstrates how to read horse behavior as well as how to develop a better partnership with horses. Balancing friendship and leadership, this guidebook presents the tools to appreciate horses in either a casual or performance environment. Written by two of the equine artists from Cavalia, an equestrian-themed show, this dynamic book features the author's own horses as well as other strikingly beautiful horses with whom they have performed. A visual and educational treat for equine lovers, this resource opens the gates of communication between horses and their owners.

Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 176
Author: Frederic Pignon
Author Notes: Frederic is from a riding family, but his career path has been unusual. He and his brother Jean Francois inherited their philosophy of horses from their father. From an early age, he found analyzing and understanding animals a source of fascination. As a child, he would watch dogs, cats and ponies, and then train them and try to communicate with them. He and his brother first learned to ride on a ram! This black ram was a household mascot that even accepted the bit and shafts for hauling a cart! At the age of ten, Frederic switched to a pony. Riding bareback, with just a rope or rough bridle as harness, he would go out every evening after school and sometimes spend the whole day in the nearby mountains.After a short spell at fine arts school, he decided to make horses his profession. A huge fan of performance, he joined the Georges Branche school and learned acrobatics and stunts. Realizing that he had to learn the fundamentals of dressage, he landed (took courses) at an equestrian centre in southern France, where he met Magali.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 09 June, 2010.

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