As Egon von Neindorf, a recognized master himself, says in the Foreword, 'If you are not fortunate enough to be taught by Walter Zettl personally, he gives you in this book a very valuable guide to the art of classical riding. In clearly worked out and easy to understand chapters, he takes you through each step of the training stages, discusses problems that occur, and assists with competent, sensible corrections, from Beginner to becoming a Master. With Walter Zettl's guidance, it is made possible.' Zettl's approach in teaching and training is that of complete sympathy for the horse and devotion to its happiness and well being. In this book, he attempts to educate riders to make their horses happy, confident and proud to work for them, having witnessed its success for 50 years; force and battling have no place in his training method.