Important People in The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

Elizabeth Letts
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Alois Podhajsky

Alois Podhajsky is an Olympic equestrian, skilled dressage rider, and director of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna. His interest in Austrian equine and military tradition began at a young age. He joined the cavalry at just eighteen years old and fought in World War I. However, he was discharged from the army in the late 1920s after suffering a back injury. No longer able to jump horses, he dedicates his life to dressage and the art of classical riding.

Alois believes that Austrian riding traditions are among the best in the world and he sees the country's horsemanship traditions as one of the last vestiges of its lost empire. Alois also believes that excellent horsemanship requires both a spiritual and a physical education. He believes dressage demands a inner wisdom and a special, non-verbal connection between horse and rider.

After winning the bronze medal at...

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