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Our Best Horse Books
Complete Horse Care Manual
by Colin Vogel
A great book for anyone interested in providing good care for their horse. It
answers questions about horse behavior, how and what to feed,
how to measure for tack, how to put tack on, what tack you need for your horse,
how set up your property for a horse, and guidelines for when to call the vet. A lot of good illustrations in the book..
- Make Money With Horses: You Can Do It
by Don Blazer
Don Blazer has worked with horses for the past 30 years. He has been a successful show and race horse trainer and trader, and he backs his experience with industry statistics. This is a
practical how-to which provides specific rules for making a profit with weanlings, yearlings, stallions, or broodmares of any breed. Profit potential with race horses is covered as are the tax advantages offered to anyone involved in the horse business.
- Stud: Adventures in Breeding
by Kevin Conley
Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fame horse to the harem stallion with his feral herd, Stud looks at intimate acts in idyllic settings (and the billion-dollar business behind them), providing a voyeuristic glimpse of just how human the equine world can be.
by Audrey Pavia
Anyone contemplating the addition of a horse to their family who has little or no experience around these wonderful animals should read this book
first! This definitive manual on buying, caring for, training, and riding a horse is fun and informative reading for equine enthusiasts everywhere. It includes a 16-page, full-color section on horse
by Pat Parelli
This book outlines Parelli's Natural Horsemanship techniques. So many of the other horse whisperer writers seem incapable of articulating both the theory and the practical application of their concepts.
Parelli's techniques are incredibly simple, but very effective.
Your horse will learn faster than you ever thought
- Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care: Creating the Perfect Hoof
by Jaime Jackson
Jaime Jackson's study of feral horses led him to the knowledge contained
in his latest work. There exists a deeply ingrained tradition and blind acceptance of the ancient practice of shoeing horses. Jaime explains why shoeing is detrimental. In a very clear and concise way Jaime walks horseowners through the education and practical processes of deshoeing. Every horseowner owes it to themselves and their horses to at least read this book.
by Jaime Jackson
What a wonderful celebration of the horse and the training and communication that goes along with owning one of these majestic animals!!! This is a beautiful book for anyone who loves the larger than life quality and grace of the horse. The photos are wonderful!
- Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook
by James M. Giffin, Tom Gore
This bestselling reference has been completely revised and updated, addressing the latest medicines and immunizations, wounds, illnesses, parasites, nutrition and supplements, and reproduction. An index of Signs and Symptoms will help horse owners find the information they need fast. 220 photos. 40 drawings.
by Mark Rashid
I've learned more from this book than all the lessons I've had and books I've
read combined. This man is incredible - and what's more incredible to me is the
number of times a light bulb went off in my head with regards to something a
horse was doing that I misinterpreted or just flat out missed. He's made me a
more understanding, patient, and considerate rider. I highly recommend this book
to anyone whether an old hand or a beginning rider.
- Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand
He didn't look like much. With his smallish stature, knobby knees, and slightly crooked forelegs, he looked more like a cow pony than a thoroughbred. But looks aren't everything; his quality, an admirer once wrote, "was mostly in his heart." Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of the horse who became a cultural icon
- Horse Heaven
by Jane Smiley
A fast-paced, fetchingly detailed, wide-angled view of the world of horse
breeding and racing. A novel.
- Buying Your First Horse
by Mary Guay, Donna Schlinkert
A comprehensive guide to preparing for finding and
purchasing a great horse. Section one prepares you for the issues related to horse ownership including safety, expenses and boarding decisions. In section two you learn how to find a horse that is safe, sound, healthy, a good match for the rider, a good buy and a great ride. Includes glossary, index, questionnaires for evaluating horses and boarding facilities, and sample contracts for boarding, leasing, bill of sale and liability.
||The Tao of Equus
by Linda Kohanov
The Tao of Equus, which literally translates as "the way of the horse," explores the possibility that horses are highly evolved, spiritual beings who offer humans opportunities for healing and personal growth. Kohanov is most interested in what horses can teach
us and studies how horses awaken intuition in humans while also mirroring our unspoken feelings and fears.
Merck Veterinary Manual (8th Ed)
by Susan E. Aiello & Asa Mays
best general veterinary reference book around! Refer to this
book if you want to know what your Vet is talking about. It is
relatively easy for the average animal owner to understand.
You will learn about animal physiology, behavior, management,
nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology and general management.
- She Flies Without Wings : How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
by Mary D. Midkiff
A lyrical, profound, spiritual book that makes the heart of all horse people, female or male, truly fly without wings. You and your horse may gallop through the canyons of Wyoming or the parks of
Manhattan and Midkiff's prose will enhance your journey. This book really touched
me. I got it as a gift and will buy more as gifts.
I loved it!!
- The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship
by Susan E. Harris
This official USPC manual is written for the American style of horsemanship -- and for children who want to meet USPC testing standards. It addresses learning to ride in the ring and in the open, beginning jumping, horse care and handling, safety, and more.
Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage : Facilities Design and Management
This common-sense guide, by a horse care expert, has information on planning
your property, building design, fences, paddocks, fire safety, pasture and hay-lot
management and much more. The book is packed with photos and with illustrations,
plans and useful details of stable designs.
- Making, Not Breaking: The First Year Under Saddle
by Cherry Hill
The title says it all, Making Not Breaking. I had been looking through countless books and magazine
articles, and watching a fare share of movies until I read this book. It's informative, and it's methods really work with sound results. For the horse people out there it's a must have!
Arena Exercises : A Ringside Guide for Horse & Rider
by Cherry Hill
This ringside exercise book is a favorite of riding instructors and enthusiasts.
Classic exercises and original patterns and drills are presented in a unique "read-and-ride" format.
The book can be hung like a calendar or draped over the rail of the ring for
quick and easy reference. Exercises such as working walk, canter, two squares,
half halt, and flying changes progress through skill levels for both English
and Western riders.
Sharp's Cattle Country: Rawhide Ranching on Both Sides of the
A memoir of the life of a cattle rancher in the 1920's.
Handling & Grooming
Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to
Mastering over 100 Horsekeeping Skills. Handler
Cherry Hill explains bandaging, giving
shots, examining teeth, deworming,
and preventive health care. She also
includes exercising and cooling down,
hoof care, and tending wounds, along
with taking a horse's temperature
and determining pulse and respiration
by J. Warren Evans
The book is great! A must for those who wish to know more indepth about the
care of horses. The four authors are some of the best horsemen in the business.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more than just the
for Pasture and Garden
The complete guide to choosing, planning, and building today's best fences:
wire, rail, electric, high-tension, temporary, woven, and snow.
by Walter Farley
First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for
young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From
Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to
their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this
beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.
|Starting & Running
Your Own Horse Business by
Mary Ashby McDonald
Great ideas, gives you a lot of things
to think about, ways to improve business, ways
to save money with things that are easy to
accomplish! I recommend it to anyone thinking
of starting or that has a horse business.
Training of the Young Horse
by Reiner Klimke
Klimke clearly and logically lays out the foundations of basic
training. The information is easy to read, concise and shows a deep
understanding and respect of the horse. There is much more packed
between the covers than I expected. An excellent, excellent read
for anyone who works with horses.
Handbook of Riding Essentials
by Francois Lemaire De Ruffieu
This book breaks riding down into beginning, intermediate, and advanced, all
in different bulleted sections on the same page. That way you can read any
level description and actually see where it's going. I especially like the
hand-drawn pictures on every page which are clear and concise. Not only does
he tell you what to do, but the pictures show you how to do it: exact positions
of hands and legs are drawn on every page!
Less-Than-Perfect Rider: Overcoming Common Riding Problems
by Lesley Bayley, Caroline Davis
This is a great book with beautiful color pictures throughout. It is helpful
especially for adults, but good for anyone who is involved in riding. It is
nice to know the problems we face are commonplace for many other people, and
the author gently shows us how to correct them. Great information about human
and equine bodies as well.
Women and Horses
by Gawani Pony Boy
Author and horse trainer GaWaNi Pony Boy gathers an impressive array
of known and unknown horsewomen, who in touching prose describe the
unique relationships they have with their horses.
A Guide for New Riders
by Kate DeLano
In easy-to-follow steps, this thoroughly illustrated, readable primer by an
internationally accredited horse show judge patiently takes beginning riders
through the requisite paces from the simplest notions to the more sophisticated
concepts of equine psychology and communication.
Follow Closely : Native American Horsemanship
by Gawani Pony Boy
Horse and rider are one. Theirs is a relationship of trust, harmony, and respect.
In this magnificent book GaWaNi Pony Boy illustrates the traditional training
methods--methods that are steeped in common sense and age-old wisdom--of his
ancestors. The stunning full-color photographs and simple eloquence takes us
back to the days when horse training was about creating a bond for life.
Birth to Backing: Give Your Young Horse a Head Start in Life
by Richard Maxwell, Johanna Sharples
Give your young horse a head start in life using the world-famous training
techniques of Monty Roberts. Topics covered include foal handling, coping with
equine rebellions, temper tantrums, and coltish behavior, as well as the correct
use of tack and other equipment. Step-by-step photos show clearly how the handler
should work with the horse, what reactions to expect, and how to solve problems
calmly and effectively as they occur..
by Buck Brannaman
Buck Brannaman conducts horsemanship
clinics in which he teaches horse owners how
to better understand and work with their animals,
creating a relationship based on trust and
respect rather than force. His methods are
grounded in communicating with horses, on reading
their body language and making them feel secure
so horse and rider can achieve a true union.
Buck's skill at starting young horses off right
and reforming troubled horses has become legendary
(indeed, the main character in the best-seller
and movie The Horse Whisperer was based largely
on him), and part of the reason is that he
knows firsthand how a frightened horse feels.
Growing up with an abusive father, Buck often
feared he wouldn't live through the night. In
The Faraway Horses, Buck recounts his moving,
inspiring, and often humorous adventures along