We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

Croquis de Dressage / Sketches of the Equestrian Art [signed]
Barbier, Dominique, and Jean-Louis Sauvat

Barbier, Dominique, and Jean-Louis Sauvat. Croquis de Dressage / Sketches of the Equestrian Art. Paris: Belin 1992. 96p, many color drawings by Sauvat, grouped with thoughts on riding by Barbier ("Never ask more than what you are able to bring back in relaxation"). Fine hardcover in very good jacket. Signed presentation from Barbier. In French and English. ** "This book is the result of the encounter...between two horsemen of the classic, French-style 'belle-equitation' tradition. Dominique Barbier, trainer and breeder of Selle francais, Portuguese and Arab horses, invited the artist Jean-Louis Sauvat to his ranch in California to sketch him and his horses at work. In these sketches we find the lightness, the roundness, the harmony: all the riding qualities of the disciples of Nuno Oliveira." Sauvat's fluid chalk drawings capture the essence of Barbier's art (including piaffe to the rear). Unusual in hardcover; good for a gift. (Item ID: 6680)


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