Eitan Beth–Halachmy was born in Israel, where a Hungarian Cavalry Officer instilled in him a regard for horses and horsemanship that remains the foundation of this training methods and philosophy today. After attending the University of Vienna with a focus on pre–veterinary medicine, Beth–Halachmy came to the United States to pursue his studies at the University of California at Davis. However, while in Vienna he had spent much time observing at the Spanish Riding School, and once in California, he realized what he really wanted to do was train horses. Beth–Halachmy has won many world and national titles in the show horse industry. He and the Morgan stallions Holiday Compadre and Santa Fe Renegade were named World Champions multiple times. Beth–Halachmy is now best known for and spends his time promoting Cowboy Dressage, a riding discipline in which he applies his years of childhood training in classical dressage to Western horsemanship. Beth–Halachmy and his wife Debbie Beth–Halachmy own and operate Wolf Creek Ranch in the beautiful Sierra Foothills in Grass Valley, California. Together they work to spread the Cowboy Dressage movement's ideals of lightness and kindness as reward in horse training (cowboydressage.com).
Dr. Jenni Grimmett is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. She has been an avid horsewoman since the age of eight when she got her first pony, competing in all manner of events, from barrel racing to saddle seat to Western pleasure to hunt seat—all on the back of a Morgan horse. Dr. Grimmett became involved with Cowboy Dressage in 2011 and has been avidly pursing its ideals of horse training through soft feel and kindness ever since. Dr. Grimmett is a popular blogger and teaches Cowboy Dressage from her ranch in Sagle, Idaho, when she has time away from her busy rural equine veterinary practice.
Trafalgar Square Books is a small, independent women-owned business based on a farm in rural Vermont. We publish quality books on horses and equestrian sport, dog health and training, the natural world of New England, and crafting history and techniques.
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