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.
YES! I hide behind you.
Very little of what Lee says relates to me and what I do. I like him, he is a really nice guy, I have talked to him. I would be honered for him to trim my horses feet
. I have read his entire website, and when I read some of the things that he said are hard on a horse and why, I litterally thought "Oh, I didnt know that!".
He has his own website, its free to read, you can take it or leave it. He's not on a forum repetedly telling people hows things are supossed to be done. And you arent spending your money on his writings just to find out you think hes "crazy". He doesnt want people to "Believe" what he says. It's more about how you RELATE to what he says- How does what he says relate to what you have seen in life? I know that half of his words have or had related to my life, and what I have personally seen.
BTW that is not his latest post on his website. This: NEW
is his newest :) THIS ONE
is my personal favorite!(From experience.)