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dressagesolutions.jpg Dressage Solutions A Rider's Guide Arthur Kottas

New.jpgA practical and comprehensive guide for dressage riders. It covers those important early years where there should be both trust and respect between the horse and rider – without which no good riding can result. Lungeing, backing, and the rider’s seat are discussed in depth with particular emphasis given to early training and lateral work. A problems and answers section at the end of each chapter looks at solutions for both horse and rider........(click on image for full details)


$39.95 On Sale! $28.95
ranchhorseversatility.jpg Ranch Horse Versatility A Winner's Guide to Successful Rides

Written by multiple American Quarter Horse Association world champion Mike Major, Ranch-Horse Versatility helps prepare you to participate in the equine world's fastest growing event, no matter which competitive association you prefer. Major's training tips can improve your horse's performance in all aspects of ranch-versatility competition, and the expertise he shares, gleaned both in the show arena and from real ranch work, can help polish anyone's horsemanship skills........ (click on image for full details)


$26.50 On Sale! $15.95
goodhorsebadhabits.jpg Good Horse Bad Habits Heather Smith Thomas

Practical Solutions to Problem Behavior in the Barn, under Saddle, and out in the World.

A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild—refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example—to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses.

With topics broken into four main categories—bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler—noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of the problem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn’t stick.........(click on image for full details)

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3minutehorsemanship.jpg 3-Minute Horsemanship Vanessa Bee On Sale

New60 Amazingly Achievable Lessons to Improve You and Your Horse When Time Is Short by Vanessa Bee. A new book especially written for the time-starved 21st-century horse owner! Do you day after day make a promise to train yourself and your horse to be better at something, but when you get to the barn there just doesn’t seem to be enough time? Don’t worry, what really matters is the quality of the training you do manage to fit in........(click on image for full details)

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appaloosa.jpg The Legendary Appaloosa from authors Cheryl Dudley Foreword George Hatley
Appaloosa Horse Lovers Delight The Legendary Appaloosa from authors Cheryl Dudley Foreword George Hatley At last the Appaloosa lover has a delightful book with superior quality production designated to the breed - the book features over 160 color photos which are extremely artistic as well as educational....... (click on image for full details)
$29.95 On Sale! $19.95
405minutejumpingfixes.jpg 40 5 Minute Jumping Fixes Simple Solutions for Better Jumping

NewWendy Murdoch. Copyrighted Review:- 40 5 Minute Jumping Fixes provides a super round of exercises that enable the rider to quickly improve their position in the saddle and their success over fences. There are lots of neat photos to guide you through the exercises and detail the correct way to do each one. Learn what length crest release is best for you, how to weight the inside of your stirrups, ring finger connection and so much more plus how to correctly use saddle padding, neck straps, and determine the correct saddle position........(click on image for full details)

$29.95 On Sale! $21.95
thealchemyoflightnessdominiquebarbier.jpg The Alchemy of Lightness Dominique Barbier
NewWhat Happens Between Horse and Rider on a Molecular Level And How It Helps Achieve the Ultimate Connection Dominique Barbier & Dr. Maria Katsamanis Within these pages lies an ambitious study of the interplay of mechanisms put in motion when man and horse meet, communicate, and ultimately become one. Dominique Barbier and Dr. Maria Katsamanis examine how “lightness” is generated, using the simple and elegant basics of the universe—atoms and molecules—which exist all around us. Scientific findings and theoretical underpinnings allow us to better understand how lightness with a horse occurs—and how to harness it........(click on image for full details)
$27.95 On Sale! $24.95
horsehousing.jpg Horse Housing Richard Klimesh and Cherry Hill. Paperback.
Build Your Horse Farm or Horse Barn. How to Plan, Build, and Remodel Barns and Sheds.

This is a super book with lots of good practical ideas and demonstrations via diagramatic plan design and photographs of all you need to know about building your horse barn or facility.
If you have inherited another use building it also has great remodel help info....... (click on image for full details)

$27.95 On Sale! $25.95
sufferinginsilence.jpg Suffering in Silence. Jochen Schleese.
NewThe Saddle-Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses Jochen Schleese Humans and horses have been joined for thousands of years, and for much of that time, one thing has served as the primary point of physical contact between them: the saddle. However, for many horses and many riders, the saddle has been no less than a refined means of torture. Horses have long suffered from tree points impeding the movement of their shoulder blades; too narrow gullet channels damaging the muscles and nerves along the vertebrae; and too long panels putting harmful pressure on the reflex point in the loin area........(click on image for full details)
$29.95 On Sale! $24.95
lameness.jpg Lameness A Tome of Advice Equine Research Save $12
Superb guidance in all aspects of lameness causes and resolution in the horse. Comprehensive resource. A must have in the barn. Everyone that has read this book says it's a 10 out of 10 must have super resource. This is a tome of a book and is jam packed with many diagrams to accompany a comprehensive study of all forms of lameness and their diagnosis and treatment. .......(click on image for full details)
$27.95 On Sale! $15.95
bookcaringforhorsesteeth.jpg Caring for the Horse's Teeth and Mouth.
991415 copyrighted review: No horse owner should be without this guide. As a rider and horse owner most of us know that good teeth and a pain free mouth are an absolute must for our horses to protect both their health and to ensure their best performance for any discipline. This book brings you a clear understanding of the many facets of care of the horse's teeth and mouth.......(click on image for full details)
$35.00 On Sale! $24.95
competitiondrivingshoe.jpg Competition Carriage Driving On A Shoestring. Jinny Johnson
This is a book with special assistance for the novice single horse or pony driver - how to enter and compete in combined driving on a shoestring. From Uk Publisher J Allen, and written by the well respected driving commissioner Jinny Johnson...... (click on image for full details)

$19.95 On Sale! $15.95
playmakerpolo.jpg Horse Polo Playmaker From Hugh Dawnay.
A tome of a book from the polo icon Hugh Dawnay - son of an Olympic polo player, world renowned international coach and clinician. The depth of knowledge in this beautifully produced hard cover book from UK publisher Allen, is superb. Any polo player, from one starting out to an experienced player interested in improving their game - will benefit from this work. Hugh's methods are effective and well educated, born of personal experience and talent and knowledge over the years in his roles of competitor and coach. To overview just a few of the points covered -...... (click on image for full details)

$99.00 On Sale! $74.00
dressagehorseselection.jpg Selecting a Dressage Horse Dirk Willem Rosie Anky Van Grunsven
Anky van Grunsven Dressage Horse Selection. Great Advice here. It is sad that from time to time we must retire or lose our equine partners due to age or illness or disease. it is even sad when we develop so much as riders we feel we have outgrown our otherwise super horse. When these moments come it is wise to reexamine the horse we wish to buy. For any dressage rider in that point of time, this book is highly recommended reading. As a breeder of dressage horses it is also an important tool...... (click on image for full details)
$29.95 On Sale! $24.95
dressageschool.jpg Dressage School. Britta Schoffmann
Demonstrated by Olympian Isabell Werth. A sourcebook for movements and tips.Learn how dozens dressage movements are supposed to look and common mistakes to avoid in completing them plus advice on the benefits and purpose of all exercises. An excellent resource for any trainer with quick definitions that are easily shared with students to create a successful gymnastic build of the horse....... (click on image for full details)

$29.95 On Sale! $24.99
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