Charles Harris was the first and only pupil to complete the 1948-1951 course at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Every day he wrote down what he had learned, illustrating each poing and filling two thick A4 notebooks. These numbered notes are faithfully reproduced just as he wrote them forming a totally unique record of classic horsemanship. The autobiographical account of his life, at times painfully frank and often extremely moving, has been taken from transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by one of his nephews, Robert Sherman. The account provides compelling insight into one of the great characters of the horse world and helps to make this book a worthy memorial to a brilliant, yet always controversial man.