If there is one name in the American equestrian story that everyone knows; it is George Morris. A horse lover; rider; carouser; competitor; taskmaster; dreamer; teacher; and visionary; George Morris has been ever-present on the rarified stage of the international riding elite for most of the 70 years hes been in the saddle. He has represented our country as an athlete and a coach and; at one time or another; instructed many of our nations best horsemen and women. His carefully chosen; perfectly enunciated words are notoriously powerful. They can raise you up or cut you to the quick. His approval can be a rainmaker; his derision can end a career. But as much as people know and respect (or; perhaps; fear) the public face of George Morris; he has lived; in other ways; a remarkably private life; keeping his own personal struggles with insecurity; with ambition; and with love behind closed doors. It is only now that he has chosen; in his own words; to share the totality of his lifethe very public and the incredibly privatewith the world. This engrossing autobiography; the real story of the godlike George Morris; beautifully demonstrates his ultimate humanity.