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Unrelenting If there is one name in the American euestrian story that everyone knows it is George MorrisA horse lover rider carouser competitor taskmaster dreamer teacher and visionary George Morris has been ever present on the rarified stage of the international riding elite for most of the 70 years he’s been in the saddle He has represented our country as an athlete and a coach and at one time or another instructed many of our nation’s best horsemen and women His carefully chosen perfectly enunciated words are notoriously powerful They can raise you up or cut you to the uick His approval can be a rainmaker; his derision can end a careerBut as much as people know and respect or perhaps fear the public face of George Morris he has lived in other ways a remarkably private life keeping his own personal struggles with insecurity with ambition and with love behind closed doors It is only now that he has chosen in his own words to share the totality of his life—the very public and the incredibly private—with the world This engrossing autobiography the real story of the godlike George Morris beautifully demonstrates his ultimate humanity Enjoyable book but I don't think non horse people would enjoy it at all it is like a history of the sport with tons of big name people saying how great he isetc That said as a horse person I totally enjoyed the first 34 of the book before it started getting a little old I seriously had no idea the GM was this interesting What a great read It is fascinating to read about the evolution of our sport across the last 60 years by a man who has seen it all and had such a commanding hand in shaping it I don't think anyone can argue that GHM is the most influential and revered man to ever put on a padlock bootDespite that I found his personal anecdotes self indulgent and the random tidbits exhausting He is much concise and to the point in his teaching than he is in his writing and operates in his professional life with humility than he does in his account of it Overall worth the read Before all my horse friends cry foul about a 4 start vs a 5 star rating let me be clear in terms of horse information George's life the sport changes in the sport politics back ground gossip inspiration and anything else that is relevant to the HunterJumper industry this is a 5 star read I was inspired by parts some things made me angrysad and all of it made me want to be a better ridertrainer for the horses and the humans involved in the sport I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated George's candor about his life and came away with an even greater appreciation of his knowledge and experience and insight into his private life which was eye opening as well All of this made it a must read for me and for anyone who claims to be interested in great riding and horsemanship That being saidThe 4 stars is a reflection of the actual writing The book is long and at times scattered We are not all authors by birth and although he has a writer help with the information it can be a cumbersome read it is at times captivating and at other times disjointed It is loaded with information which is fantastic but periodically gets distracted It is delightful to hear George's voice in the re telling of the stories but structure in the format may have helped to make the book readable It would not hit my read again criteria as a book but would as a manual about our sport So 6 stars for the content and the inspiration 3 stars for the actual writing settles me at a nice compromised 4 star rating Pick it up and read it just be prepared for the long haul

  • Hardcover
  • 560 pages
  • Unrelenting
  • George H. Morris
  • English
  • 13 June 2014
  • 9781570767104

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