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Friday, June 1, 2012

ART OF THE LUSITANO published by Xenophon Press 2012

ART OF THE LUSITANO now available in English.
In the 18th century, the Lusitano was considered the best saddle horse in the world. This book combines illustrations from that century and contemporary art to portray the journey of this great breed through history. The original illustrations from Manoel Carlos de Andrade’s 18th century monumental text, Luz da Liberal, e Nobre Arte da Cavallaria, act as backdrops for the stars of today’s Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. Today's living equestrian art juxtapose with the engraving art of the 18th century show amazing likenesses. The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art does a fantastic job of keeping traditional Portuguese equitation alive and thriving. The second part of the book features today's competitive Lusitano stallions and their accomplished riders set in front of gorgeous colorful contemporary paintings. Pedro Ygl├ęsias de Oliveira is the official photographer of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art.
This is an art book, a breed book, and true inspiration! Full color, hard cover.
get your copy at www.XenophonPress.com


  1. It looks like a great book...but I really need help with my riding as I am an amateur dressage rider in need of a trainer to supplement my already knowledgeable trainer. :)

  2. In otherwords I think the art of classical horsemanship will be lost unless we have well trained horsemen in the classical training dedicated to teaching their students. Because a well trained student is the reflection of the teaching of their instructor. Only then can an instuctor be commended for his own creation. His student.