This book presents the story of educated riding since its inception four centuries ago. It is a gold mine of accurate, intelligent, and authoritative instruction - much more than mere history. The book shows how the customs and ways of life in different periods have affected the horseman's progress. Littauer also discusses modern riding in Italy, France, Germany, England and the United States and each country's contribution to the development of riding. His knowledge and understanding of horses is unsurpassed, and he writes with humour and common sense. Horseman's Progress is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the history of horsemanship and who wants to obtain a better relationship with his horse.Littauer, Vladimir is the author of 'Horseman's Progress - the Development of Modern Riding', published 2007 under ISBN 9781590482575 and ISBN 1590482573.