I am a history buff, having studied European History in detail in high School in Jamaica. I am thinking about writing some articles about the men - and some women from the past who literally changed the course of riding and how it evolved to this day, and I mean dating back to Xenophon the Greek and forward! I am so fascinated by the people, their characters and how life was back then, for instance did you know that during the reign of Louis 14th in France, there were 5000 horses at the Royal Palace at Versailles? Can you imagine all that poop and no tractors? Wow! such cool stuff, even down to the clothes they wore to ride, let me know if any of you are interested in this topic too, just for fun - cheers, Ann.