I’m presently listening to Xenophon’s Anabasis, also translated as The Persian Expedition and available from audible.com as The March of the Ten Thousand. Last night, as I was searching for a print copy of the book, I ran across another of Xenophon’s works: The Art of Horsemanship.
You have no idea just how delighted I was to discover this book.
I heard of it a number of years ago: In the introduction to Monty Roberts’ excellent book The Man Who Listens to Horses, Lawrence Scanlan praised it highly. So many years later, however, I didn’t remember any of the details, just that an ancient author had written an excellent book on horsemanship. But now I’ve stumbled upon it! Delightful!
The book has five reviews on Amazon, both from those concerned with its advice on horsemanship and from those concerned with it as history. Astonishingly, everyone gave it five stars.
So let’s just say that I’m eager to read it. I don’t often get to combine my passion for the ancients with my passion for horses!