Archive for June, 2012
In Iron: Antique Bits, Stirrups and Spurs, acclaimed author, filmmaker and horseman, Alexander Nevzorov emphasizes the historic fate of horses and their relationship with man by sharing some of the rare and specialty items of metal horse equipment, along with more common examples, from his personal collection. Nevzorov continues to bring awareness to horse lovers, here accompanied by richly detailed color photographs of artfully designed and decorated bits, stirrups and spurs from the ancient time of their invention through the advent of Haute École and into modern times. He chronicles the evolution of equestrian techniques in each age belying the beauty and craftsmanship of these objects with his standard eloquence and sharp wit. This highly informative book invites us to look beyond the aesthetics of decorative art and view this retrospective collection as a guide to how we should choose to approach horsemanship now and in the future. It is a valuable study tool for anyone interested in a thorough hippological education. Since 2004 Alexander Nevzorov has been successfully advising students through the NHE School to leave bits and spurs as relics of the past and pursue outstanding relationships with horses at liberty. Through a substantial résumé of articles, books and films he expertly uses history, science and his own experience with horses to educate and inspire.