Dr. Norbert Zalis

His profound influence

The perspective on riding and training that I absorbed while working for Dr. Norbert Zalis at the National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem in Czech Republic, had a profound influence on me.

Dr. Norbert Zalis gave me an incredible opportunity to work with him on a daily basis, which allowed me to ride several horses a day under his excellent supervision and meet with respected riders and horsemen who were visiting the stud farm. As the author of several wonderful books about classical riding and horsemanship, he introduced me to the importance of learning through the study of written word, the careful consideration of the theories and techniques of classical dressage.

He also had an enormous passion for equine photography and the quality of his work is beyond my words.