The Circle of Trust

Reflections on the Essence of Horses and Horsemanship

Walter Zettl

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Walter Zettl's first book, Dressage in Harmony, was dedicated to the riding and training of horses and received wide acclaim. In this beautiful new book, Herr Zettl discusses those who have a critical influence on the welfare of horses and the future of the sport of dressage. That group includes the breeder, without whom we would not have horses; the owner and sponsor, who finance and sustain the horse; the rider, who signals to the horse through proper aids; the trainer and/or instructor, who guide the horse and rider into harmonic partnership; the stable manager and groom, who keep the horse happy, safe and secure; the show committee, which regulates the competitive side of the sport; and the judge, who must recognize and reward correct training.
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Author: Walter Zettl

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 176


ISBN: 9780939481774

By Walter Zettl

Walter Zettl was considered to be one of the world’s most accomplished masters of classical dressage training and a true advocate for the welfare of his beloved horses. He was also a much sought-after teacher and clinician known for his warm and sympathetic approach to teaching. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1929, he trained in Germany, working for many years under the esteemed Col. Aust, for whom he eventually became First Assistant in 1955. He received many honors through the years, including the German Federation’s Gold Riding Medal, becoming the youngest ever recipient at the age of 21. He received his Reitlehrer certification after reaching the minimum age of 25. In 1981 he moved to Canada, where he continued his lifelong pursuit of teaching horses and riders, including coaching the Canadian Olympic Three-Day Event team in dressage for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Zettl passed away in 2018.