Podcast Lectures & Interviews

We have selected a few of Paul’s past lectures from old recordings to share with you that illuminate Paul’s extensive research, knowledge and philosophy of riding horses. In many cases, these podcasts have been converted from tape recordings, so we ask for the listener’s patience if the quality suffers at moments.

 

Interviews

 

About 20 years ago, Paul sat down with his then assistant Lorell Joliffe and recorded a series of 6 interviews called “An Overview of the Classical Principles Behind the Training of a Horse and Rider.” The tape recordings have become mostly obsolete, but we managed to find a complete set which we converted to digital files. Paul feels there are a few things he would like to change, but that sharing the interviews has value for their wide range of discussion. The series includes practical explanations of the techniques used in this process, and explores the psychological, philosophical and historical aspects that underlie the traditional, classical approach to a horse’s training.

 

Part One

 

Breaking the Young Horse: In this interview, Paul discusses the breaking process of the young horse. It includes practical explanations of the initial saddling, bridling, longeing and first steps of riding. The conversation also explores the psychological, philosophical and historical aspects that underlie the traditional classical approach to starting a young horse’s training.

Lectures

 

The first is a lecture, “Riding as an Art Form,” recorded in an art gallery around twenty years ago in Connecticut, but we feel it is still relevant, maybe more than ever. Coming soon, we will share Paul’s six part series “An Overview of the Classical Principles Behind the Training of a Horse and Rider.”

 

More audio interviews in this series will be posted soon!

 

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