In The Circle of Trust, Walter Zettl has truly written his magnum opus. His first book, Dressage in Harmony, was dedicated to the riding and training of horses and received wide acclaim. In this beautiful new book, Herr Zettl discusses those who have a critical influence on the welfare of horses and the future of the sport of dressage.
That group includes the breeder; the owner and sponsor; the rider; the trainer and/or instructor; the stable manager and groom; the show committee; and the judge.
It is Herr Zettl’s intention in writing this book to challenge all those involved with horses to acknowledge the mission and commitment of their chosen roles. As such, this book is a celebration of the horse, “the focus and lodestar of our galaxy,” as he says in the Introduction. It is a mission and commitment that cannot be ignored.