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If you haven’t seen this truly fantastic video of Frederic Pignon, co-author of the best-selling book GALLOP TO FREEDOM with his wife and former Cavalia costar Magali Delgado, you’re about to be moved, astounded, and utterly in love…

Those of us who were lucky enough to see the hit show Cavalia when it toured the world with Frederic and Magali–and their troupe of gorgeous horses–will remember the visually stunning and emotionally charged experience for the rest of our life. Now, Frederic and Magali are based again at their home in France where they are raising their young son, and continuing to train horses with the deft touch and inherent magic we all recognized on the international stage.

Take 15 minutes to treat yourself to this clip from a 2010 European show starring Frederic and his Friesians Pheobus and Paulus, and the Lusitano Guizo. It is so fun to see these horses still performing together…and some of the stories Frederic and Magali share in their book GALLOP TO FREEDOM still seem to ring true. Watch Guizo when the three stallions circle Frederic in the “wheel” and when the Friesians sit down…Frederic intentionally puts Guizo between the Friesian brothers to keep them from pestering each other…and Guizo prefers not to sit! It has always been thus…

Enjoy–and if you haven’t yet, check out GALLOP TO FREEDOM, available at the TSB bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

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HORSE TRAINING IN-HAND, the gorgeously illustrated and best-selling book by Ellen Schuthof-Lesmeister and Kip Mistral, is featured in the May edition of the Tuscon Dressage Club Newsletter. (TSB sends their thoughts and prayers to everyone in the areas of Arizona that are currently threatened by the wildfires.)

HORSE TRAINING IN-HAND gives the classical practice of working your horse from the ground a whole new look for today’s modern horseperson.

The Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar calls HORSE TRAINING IN-HAND, “A great book for learning the importance of groundwork,” and Northwest Rider says it “brings new life to these time-tested techniques, showing how schooling in-hand can improve the horse’s straightness, suppleness, balance, collection, and understanding of the aids.”

You can download the newsletter and read the FREE excerpt on introducing your horse to work in short reins HERE. And you can order your copy of HORSE TRAINING IN-HAND at the TSB bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

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The world-famous Circus Krone, based in Munich, Germany, is the largest circus in Europe and the only one to occupy a permanent building (with seats for over 5,000 spectators). Along with fantastic displays of acrobatics, exotic animals, music, and comedy, the circus has always promoted classical equestrianism, first under Director Christel Sembach-Krone, and now her successor Jana Mandana Lacey-Krone continues the tradition.

Lacey-Krone has collaborated closely with TSB author and horse trainer Anja Beran for a number of years, so it only made sense to have one of Beran’s horses star in the show during the month of March. Beran’s stunning dun Lusitano stallion Ramses wowed crowds with his performances. But Beran’s intent was not to only demonstrate classical dressage movements (the exterior of the horse) but also to prove how her method of training according to classical principles cultivates manners, willingness, composure, and “sparkle” (the interior of the horse).

Ramses, bred from a famous Portuguese bullfighting line, performed happily, unruffled by the large crowds, applause, lighting effects, and dramatic music. He was the perfect gentleman!

If only we could all say as much about our own horses’ appearances in public!

Check out Anja Beran’s book CLASSICAL SCHOOLING WITH THE HORSE IN MIND and her DVDs ELEGANT DRESSAGE TRAINING 1, 2, and 3 at the TSB bookstore.

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