This is the earliest known work on what became techniques of training and riding classical dressage. It will humble you to realize that this description of gentle and sensitive work with horses was written 23 centuries ago. The wonderful treatise is filled with useful information, applicable today.
This edition includes excerpts by Aristotle, Columella, Diogenes Laertius, Herodotos, Juvenal, Livy, Pliny the Elder, Simon of Athens, Suetonius, Theomnestus, Virgil, and two other works by Xenophon. This is also a new English translation.