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January 22, 2014

Behind The Scenes With Guy McLean

Guy McLean's work with horses at liberty wows the crowd. Photo by Lisa Slade

Australian horseman and performer Guy McLean appeared at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival to much acclaim. His shows are not only entertaining, but also an amazing display of horsemanship. The Chronicle's Lisa Slade went behind the scenes with Guy to find out more about Guy.

"Horses have been my life as long as I can remember. I said to my Dad when I was 5 or 6, 'Everybodys asking me what I want to be when I grow up and I want to be a world class horseman,' " Guy said.

"He said 'Why son? Why don't you like money?' "

Check out this video of Guy explaining how riding bareback and bridleless isn't just a trick; it uses concepts of classical horsemanship and basic dressage. His goal is to have his horses work athletically and correctly just like any performance horse.

In this video, the Chronicle's Lisa Slade sits down with Guy to chat about his life and philisophy, answering some questions submitted by Chronicle Facebook fans...

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