Subtitle: Daily Choices that Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport
Denny Emerson is a towering figure in the horse world, foremost in eventing as a competitor, trainer and coach, but also as a thoughtful leader and provocative spokesperson, with his foot in numerous other disciplines. His long-awaited book synthesizes his observations of that world.
Denny is a natural teacher, and he has tackled the central question of what it takes to be a better rider. He zeroes in on seven areas you should consider as you set your riding goals: personal drive, life circumstances, a support network, knowledge, physical skill, character traits, and the horse. Using real-life examples from his own riding career, and those of 23 other "world-class" riders in a cross-section of disciplines, he challenges you to honestly evaluate your situation and choices, and to decide whether you are a "gonnabe" or a "wannabe."
If you've never had the chance to meet Denny, you're in for a treat, one of those rare, articulate horsemen, who draws from a vast font of life experiences and knowledge. Read this book! It's an inspiration, and an eye-opener.