My daughter, Cynthia Hodges, has recently published her translation of an important treatise on dressage (horse training) from German to English. The book is entitled Monsieur Baucher and His Art: a Serious Word with Germany's Riders by Louis Seeger. Karl Mikolka, former Oberbereiter of the Spanish Riding School and Brazil Olympic team coach, wrote the foreword. I did the artwork for it.
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On the inside of the book, there is an image of an oil painting of a Trakehner horse I did. Trabour was one of Cynthia's dressage instructor's horses. He had been in training with Hilda Gurney, former Olympian, but the story goes that he threw Hilda and ended up on the market. Christy Garland (now Raisbeck) trained and showed him to Grand Prix dressage in Texas.