François Robichon de La Guérinière (1688-1751) was a French riding master who had a profound effect on the accepted method for correct training of the horse and is one of the most influential grandmasters on the art of riding off all times.
He was born in France as a son of a lawyer and during his life he earned him an excellent reputation as an instructor and rider.
In 1715 he received the title from the French Royal Court as ‘Ecuyer du Roi’, which entiteld him to give lessons.
In 1730 he became director of the Royal Stables, which had been founded by Antoine de Pluvinel, Louis XIII’s teachers.
In 1730 book ‘ Ecole de Cavalerie’ was published. It consists of three parts: Knowledge of the Horse In and Out of the Stable, Training and Treatment of Illness.
The part ‘Training’ of Ecole de Cavelerie is a revolutionairy book on riding and one of the best works on equitation ever to appear in France.