Reisen mit dem Pferd
|The story of Otto Schwarz
reads like a mounted Odyssey. As the clouds of the Second World War gathered
over his native Switzerland, young Otto Schwarz was competing at Olympic
level in dressage. Forced by circumstances to don the uniform of a Swiss
cavalry officer, Otto patrolled the French-Swiss border on horseback for
nearly five years. Those mounted adventures gave the dashing Captain Schwarz
a taste for horse travel which redirected his equestrian life.
Over the course of the next sixty years, Otto Schwarz went on to journey
48,000 kilometres (30,000 miles) on horseback across five continents, making
him the most well-travelled Long Rider of the 20th century. The man
literally rode in a host of places including Japan, Europe, Africa and North
& South America.
The amazing story of Otto's many equestrian adventures is available for the
first time in more than twenty years in this re-issued version of his
classic book, "Reisen mit dem Pferd." In addition, the famous Long Rider
offers his readers a detailed supplement on how to prepare and undertake an
extended equestrian journey.
This important book, (written in German), belongs on the bookshelf of every
student of equestrian travel.
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