It would seem from his views that Mr Lee Stanek and the way in which he writes comes from a byegone era. The clues suggest he is by birth Czech.
I know of few modern men who would shares his views or would share his attitudes towards women in equitation. Ladies, don't get angry - just smile.
However don't ignore the website : Horsemanpro.com
The articles on Stanek's site help explain many of the principles of classical dressage and most are informative enough to be worthy of reading.
Also on the site are lots of photos of the Kladruby stud in Czechoslovakia in 1940, which was located SE of Prague the capital.
Incidentally be aware that when Hitler ordered his armies to invade Russia, in 1942 his prime source of transport was the horse, some of which were supplied by the Czechs. They pulled the wagons and they carried the cavalry - partly because there were few hard roads in Western Russia. As the war turned against the Germans, when the troops retreated they ate those horses which had survived the artillery and the weather.
My guess is that over the next 50 years as the nations of the central European countries such as The Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and not forgetting Russia become wealthier, we are going to hear more about their horses. We have already seen on this forum some photos of some superb horses thanks to Victoria - who is Lithuanian.
This man Stanek, if he wrote any of the articles, knows a lot about horses, and he might well be an interesting man to talk to - even if his views about women are a little offensive. Maybe he will come to learn better after all he is probably an American now, even if he was not born one.
Last edited by xxBarry Godden; 12-02-2010 at 05:23 PM.