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A Search for Collection

A Search for Collection

ISBN: 9781908809780

Author: Paul Belasik

Publisher: J.A.Allen

Format: Paperback

Price: AUD $27.95
RRP: AUD $36.95

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 'centre' themselves as they work towards a similar state with their horses. It is a fascinating and thoughtful read.

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 'centre' themselves as they work towards a similar state with their horses. It is a fascinating and thoughtful read.

Reviews:
"'[Dressage for the 21st Century] has to be the most complete book on Equitation to the highest levels ever to be written. It is quite simply a masterpiece - highly readable yet totally scholarly as would be expected from an author such as Paul Belasik whose previous books have gained him a worldwide and well deserved following' - Heather Moffatt author of Enlightened Equitation"

Book Title: A Search for Collection
Publisher: J.A.Allen
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781908809780
Author: Paul Belasik
Author Notes: Paul Belasik is a graduate of Cornell University and has written many articles on horses and horsemanship. He is the author of Riding Towards the Light, Exploring Dressage Technique and The Songs of Horses, the trilogy which gained him a large and appreciative audience. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Dressage for the 21st Century. Paul Belasik gives clinics, lectures and demonstrations internationally, and trains a large cross-section of clients at his Pennsylvania Riding Academy at Moonlight Park where, in particular, his celebrated short courses concentrating on the rider's seat and position have brought him both acclaim and students from all over the world.
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