Even if as a journalist I work in the field of politics, since the beginning of my career, I continued to deal with literature and history. In recent years I have devoted myself to the study of treatises about horsemanship. In the course of this work, I have seen how historians have so far rather neglected the study of these kind of works and, more generally, have paid little attention to the crucial role that the horse has played in the history of civilization. Similarly, I found that many of the publications on these topics are tainted by methodological flaws, clichés and partisanship.
So, in collaboration with my friend Sue Chiverton, I thought it might be useful to propose some hints on the history of equitation, trying not to bore readers with big words, but at the same time providing reliable information and showing images of interest to all who love the horse.
To learn more, please follow this link (About this blog). If you want to read the first post, please follow this other link (An encounter that never occured: Baucher and Mazzucchelli) or just browse the site.