A rider's book, for riders'.
A revised and greatly expanded edition of Leonard Liesens' first essay entitled 'ENDURANCE: Start, Manage, Win'.
This 340 page book is a real manual, covering all aspects of the discipline.
It is written by a European, with a modern vision of endurance, as it is practiced on the European continent.
The handbook covers all subjects: the horse, the rider, the equipment, the horse's metabolism, basic training, high level training methods, horse care, tactics, how to run a race, qualifying, free speed racing, working on the flat, problems encountered, psychological aspects, stretching, assisting during races, what not to do.
The methods of several great trainers (Punti, Begaud, Moreno, Boulanger, Atger, Miletto, Mosti, Van den Abeel, Dupont) are described.
The 'French System' which is so successful, as much by the quality of its trainers and riders as by its breeding, is presented in a large chapter.
Statistical tables on the performance of French horses complete the book, thanks to the availability of Lydie Lemmens' database.