What do Xenophon, Steinbrecht, Newcastle, Pluvinel or de la Guérinière have in common? Why is it so important to study the old masters if you want to use the dressage for the horse and not the horse for dressage? Bent Branderup, danish master and founder of the Academic Art of Riding, explains why the old masters knew so much about educating horses. Branderup tells us more about his journey to the Academic Art of Riding and how his horse Hugin became his most important guide. What can we learn from the old masters nowadays and why their knowledge will never become obsolete in the education of a schooled horse.