by Shannon Yewell Weil, 2013
“Strike a Long Trot” chronicles the distinguished early career of Linda Tellington-Jones, ranging from the 100-mile Tevis Cup Ride to Hunter Trials at Pebble Beach. As a brilliant educator at her Pacific Coast Equestrian Research Farm and School of Horsemanship, Linda shined. A destiny in Linda’s early life was fulfilled when she was sought by a wealthy Hungarian countess to promote her Hungarian horses, once revered as the finest warhorses in Europe. The book tells a charming story about how Linda transformed the stallion Hungarian Brado from a U.S. Equestrian Team reject into a multi-discipline champion. At the Westwind Hungarian Horse Farm, Linda literally hung up her tack and competitive lifestyle and followed her heart to create what is known around the world today as the Tellington TTouch® Training Method.