Reflections on Equestrian Art - Nuno Oliveira

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Nuno Oliveira began his riding career with maestro Jonquin Gonzales de Miranda, Master of the Horse to the King of Portugal. In the 1940's he opened his own riding school and soon became an international name in the world of classical equitation. This book emphasizes lightness and harmony, reflecting a deep love and respect for the horse.  First published in France in 1957, Reflections of Equestrian Art was translated into English by Phyllis Field in 1976. Times change but classical principles remain. 

As Sylvia Loch said in her book “Dressage: The Art of Classical Riding,” Nuno Oliveira was "a man who could bring magical steps out of the most ordinary horse, a man who rode like a king, so that his horses carried him like a king."

Audiobook available as an MP3 and to Stream Online.
Audiobook read by Sara Morsey.

The audiobook edition includes “book chapters” accessible through iTunes. The mp3 files may be downloaded or streamed.

Audiobook with Chapters 
Disc 1 43.6 MB, 50 minutes, 3 seconds
Disc 2 49.1 MB, 56 minutes, 8 seconds
Disc 3 51.2 MB, 58 minutes, 19 seconds

MP3 for Download or Streaming
Disc 1 60.1 MB, 50 minutes, 3 seconds
Disc 2 67.5 MB, 56 minutes, 8 seconds
Disc 3 70.1 MB, 58 minutes, 19 seconds

English translation copyright © 1976 and 1988 J. A. Allen
Digital Audio Edition © 2014 Gold Leaf Farm & Co., LLC
ISBN: 978-0-9860739-1-5 - Digital Audio Edition produced by Gold Leaf Farm & Co., LLC

The audio version of Reflections on Equestrian Art was produced through agreement with the publishers J. A. Allen, an imprint of Robert Hale Ltd, London. For hard copy versions of this book and other fine works, please visit The hardcopy version is also available through

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