by Miklos Jankovich
This is a very special scholarly work, first published in German in 1968, and now republished in a new English language edition.
The history of the world was shaped to a large extent by men on horseback who were able to travel great distances, thus bringing about the exchange of ideas and changing the development of various cultures. Pulling together history, ethnology, archeology, and the study of the horse using many obscure and previously unknown or untranslated historical sources, the author presents a fascinating, coherent and authoritative picture of the relationship between horses and man and the effect on history from earliest times to the present.
There is special reference throughout to the principles of classical training, to the Spanish horse and to the Lipizzans of the Spanish Riding School.