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Becoming the very best horseman we can be puts us on an educational journey that we share with our horses throughout our lives. There are some fundamental principles of good horsemanship that we must master along the way if we are to be successful in our quest. These principles apply to every breed of horse and to all riding disciplines – regardless of the specific training methods we use to create our horse’s performance. Gil Merrick shares the insights and experience he has gained from over 40 years of riding, working with top trainers throughout the world, and lessons learned in his role as the USEF’s Team Leader for Dressage at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2007 Pan American Games and the 2008 Olympic Games.