In this, the final book in the trilogy which began with Riding Towards the Light, the author uses some of the oldest teaching devices known to man — allegory and story telling — to put across some of the current theories as to how people learn and how they are taught. Fascinating in their own right, each tale offers an insight into learning and teaching — each different, each valid. Through them we meet unforgettable teachers, and maybe find clues as to how to teach or learn about the art of riding.”
“This is a true masterpiece in both content and style. You will be enthralled by its life and the characters therein. If you read Riding Towards the Light over and over, or in one sitting, this will be one of your absolute favorites!”
Paul Belasik’s latest book ‘The Songs of Horses’ represents the completion of a landmark trilogy in Equestrian literature. First, over a decade ago, came the chronicle of his apprenticeship in classical dressage Riding Towards the Light. His style, intensely personal and imaginative continued through his journeyman phase called ‘Exploring Dressage Technique’. The journeyman phase in any craft is intense because every technicality is questioned. The ideas of many teachers are sought and tested until a body of knowledge is mastered, meaning owned both in theory and practice.
This stage of mastery is the subject of ‘The Songs of Horses’. That is not to say Belasik considers himself a master in the esteem that he holds so many historical figures. It is more that he feels a responsibility to horsemen past and present to pass on the legacy of his endeavors.