Riding by Torchlight: A Grass Roots Advocacy for Classical Horsemanship from Arena to Savannah by Susannah West Cord
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Riding by Torchlight, A Grass Roots Advocacy for Classical Horsemanship from Arena to Savannah is a collection of editorials and stories written during the tumultuous recent history of modern dressage. Susannah West Cord covers a wide range of topics from rehabilitating a retired racehorse, to the Rollkur controversy haunting the competitive world of dressage, to thoughtful essays on classical horsemanship.
Riding By Torchlight is eclectic, thought-provoking, entertaining, intensely personal and introspective. Cord’s writing is alternately philosophical, humorous, adventurous, moving, fierce and inspiring. With heartfelt tributes to extraordinary horses and scathing commentary on the vagaries of the ruling equestrian bodies, this collection of essays is a look inside the heart and mind of a devoted horsewoman trying to make sense of a swiftly changing equestrian landscape with seemingly shape-shifting principles and beliefs. Cord’s work carries a torch for classical horsemanship developed over the centuries by trial and error while shining a light on its countless applications and benefits with humor and devotion.
220 pages - hardcover - ISBN: 9781948717168
Once Upon A Time
The Little Things
Freedom of Expression
The Healing Power of Horses
Two Fingers and a Noseband
Are Classical Dressage Riders From Mars?
To Show or No To Show…
Some Things Are Not For The Taming…
Pretty is as Pretty Does
The Year of the Clinic
Equine Hoof and Mouth Syndrome
Dressage Cross Training and Other Mad Hat Ideas
East Meets West
First Day At School
When One Door Closes…
Classical Horsemanship from Arena to Savannah
Blood, Mud, and Mayonnaise
A Window Opens…