Horse Books

Choose from all your favorite horse books with trainers from all riding disciplines and enjoy super advice to train your horse and improve your riding. Save 50 to 80 percent off all horse and rider books on clearance pricing. Learn about classical training, basic horse training both English and Western, long lining your horse and lots more neat training advice.

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The Simple Game
The Simple Game An Irish Jockey's Memoirs Thomas Foley
Secretariat Walt Disney movie jockey/actor Thomas Foley here recounts his real life experiences as a race horse jockey. His memoirs are chock full of Irish wit and tell the story of his life's ups and downs in the ranks of the Sport of Kings.......(click on image for full details)
Turfed Out.
Turfed Out. A light hearted look at Horse Racing from Julian Seaman.
Foreword by Nicky Henderson. Hilarious insights into the worlds of horse racing.An irreverent look at the Sport of Kings with anecdotes, gossip, quotes, jokes, curiosities, photos, cartoons and fascinating snippets on the greats and not so greats. Folks covered include John Francome, Pat Eddery, Steve Cauthen, Bob Champion, Peter Scudamore and naturally Lester Piggott plus others.......(click on image for full details)
The Daily Telegraph Chronicle of Horse Racing.
The Daily Telegraph Chronicle of Horse Racing.
$14.95 $29.95
A world of racing history at your fingertips. A super gift! Edited by Norman Barrett this volume contains contemporary reports from Lord Oaksey and Tony Stafford 'on the spot' at both flat and over jumps racing plus feature articles as published in The Daily Telegraph British newspaper. Their reports relive the great moments and personalities of racing history that have made headlines, from race meetings of the Victorian era and the famous racehorses and jockeys of the 19th Century through to their latter day successors.......(click on image for full details)
50 Five Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding
50 Five Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding Wendy Murdoch.
$15.95 $27.95
Simple Solutions for Better Position and Performance in No Time.5 minutes a day is all you need to achieve: Better balance in the saddle; improved body control from head to toe; increased influence with your seat; flawless leg position and subtle aiding; quieter, softer hands and contact your horse can trust; less physical stiffness, tension and riding-related pain; confidence in your ability to communicate clearly with your horse.......(click on image for full details)

For The Good of the Rider
For The Good of the Rider Mary Wanless.
$19.99 $28.00
Overcome your training blocks and achieve harmony with your horse.

Working with a clear and concise understanding of the laws of biomechanics, cause and effect, Mary Wanless has become world renowned for her training methods as being extremely helpful in improving the rider mentally and physically. With her background in Physics, and having attacked with her keen intelligence just about every sort of psychology and sports therapy, neuro-linguistics/biofeedback/biomechanic issues and more, Mary Wanless takes sophisticated information and brings it to the rider in easily digestible bites. Highly respected for good reason, her work continues to give the keys to countless riders of all levels and multi disciplines....... (click on image for full details)
Smith's Lawn
Smith's Lawn: The History of Guards Polo Club 1955-2005
$39.95 $83.00
Opening with a classic picture of the four Princes - Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Philip - this is a beautiful book covering the history of one of the oldest polo fields in Europe - well Smith's Lawn was used back in the 18th century for the Duke of Cumberland's racehorses - but with the Royal Guards on one side and Windsor Equestrian Center on the other - Smith's Lawn has always been a great spot to view the best horses and players in the world, particularly playing polo...... (click on image for full details)

Polocrosse Australia Made Internationally Played Horse Polo
$29.95 $34.00
A great fun sport, Polocrosse is well explained in this book. Published in Australia (where else) this is a tome of great information on the game of Polocrosse and how to play it successfully. Author Sally Batton Boillotat has done an awesome job with this book. Though I've never played it - I've witnessed all the action firsthand at matches in England and it's super fast paced, requiring tremendous stamina and accuracy and very exciting to watch. I can only imagine the horse power you need to play it....... (click on image for full details)

Your Polo Game.
Your Polo Game. Frederic Roy
Frederic Roy, horseman and polo player as well as author of a history of New York, introduced a new version of polo rules specifically geared to facilitate a polo game being played in a stadium. Frederic has trained with Memo Gracida and the renowned George Oliver - and knows the game well. This idea came to him as a way of making the game more accessible to those avid polo aficionados and future players a chance to compete and enjoy the game in a field half the size of a regular field....... (click on image for full details)
 Playmaker Polo
Playmaker Polo by Hugh Dawnay.
$44.00 $99.00
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)

Living Western Horsemanship
Living Western Horsemanship Al Dunning, John Lyons plus more.
$19.95 $30.00
All provide their own personal narratives and shared wisdom on lives with horses. Each contributor brings their own perspective on horses, life and people. A superb tribute to Ray Hunt included here plus some super expert photography that provides a romantic backdrop to the honest text from some of the world's most celebrated trainers and equestrian sportsmen....... (click on image for full details)

Give a Horse a Second Chance
Give a Horse a Second Chance
Your guide to adopting and caring for rescue horses. Compassionate guide for the compassionate owner.

Adopting a rescue horse is indeed a noble thing to do, but are you prepared for the ups and downs that you may expect to encounter and know how to handle them. Your knowledge at the beginning can save much heartache later on, for both you and your newly found equine partner....... (click on image for full details)

Stallions Their Management and Handling
Stallions Their Management and Handling Neil Douglas
Super help for from the experienced Neil Douglas who has probably worked with a stallion of every horse breed at some time or other...deftly told and well illustrated with sincerely good advice. A must read for the stallion owner and handler and also a very useful book for the mare owner....... (click on image for full details)
Practical Guide to Brood Mares
Practical Guide to Brood Mares from Alfred Goulder.
$18.95 $29.95
Packed with 46 years of experience as a groom and mare and stallion handler. review: An invaluable guide that provides and overview of what you need to know to bring your mare into foal, to foal her out successfully, how to handle the foal and mare, poisonous plants to look out for, diseases and genetic issues and more. Alfred Goulder began as a cavalryman in 1947 and went on to work at various thoroughbred studs around the U.K. This book is useful for the thoroughbred breeder and the backyard breeder........(click on image for full details)
Breeding the racehorse.
Breeding the Racehorse. Federico Tesio.
$15.95 $24.95
This book from Federico Tesio is the definitive work on the breeding of racehorses. We have done our share of breeding and the answers and info provided here are engaging. One of the most astonishly successful racehorse breeders ever, Tesio brings wit, knowledge and solves the riddles that any racehorse breeder faces. ...... (click on image for full details)

From Birth to Backing
From Birth to Backing Out of Print
$13.95 $24.95
Ex Household Cavalry for Queen Elizabeth II and former student of Monty Roberts, brings you the secrets of body language, horse psychology training and lots of practical advice ensuring the best start to your horse's career....... (click on image for full details)

Horse Profiling
Horse Profiling
$19.95 $29.95
A great book! Using Emotional Conformation, Behavioral Genetics, and Herd Dynamics to Choose Training Methods, Improve Performance, and Hone Competitive Strategy
Kerry Thomas with Calvin Carter.......(click on image for full details)
Photographing Horses
Photographing Horses. Lesli Groves. The Perfect Equine Image.
$19.95 $29.95
Horse Photography from author Leslie Groves hands on approach taking you through special exercises to improve your skills. Super help here. Complete in depth study of the art of producing the very best horse photographs here. From scouting locations and setting up scenes to handling common problems like camera shake, lighting and angles. Which are the most flattering angles? How can you best capture the horse in movement?...... (click on image for full details)

Be a Smart Horse Buyer
Be a Smart Horse Buyer Bob Avila
Bob Avila guides you through the process of buying a horse with good advice on how to avoid the common mistakes and how to find just the right horse for you.

A super guide for anyone buying the horse. It begins logically with ten tips to launch your search and help locating a pro or agent if you feel you need one. Then the pros and cons of buying off the net are thoroughly addressed, and how to make sure you find a horse that suits you. Advice on shipping for your kids horse, which is a world unto itself with kids emotions involved....... (click on image for full details)
Showing Secrets
Showing Secrets. The Ultimate Guide to Showing Horses and Ponies.
$35.95 $49.00
Horse Showing Secrets: Grooming, turn out and horse rider presentation all covered here in detail with good help from showing the foal to winning a conformation class. Showing Secrets here from renowned author Carolyn Henderson. Are you ready to hit the show ring? What clothing? What turn out? What is the judge looking for? Whether you want to perfect your ring craft and how to stand properly or how to perfect those gaits or if you are starting out, this book provides an in depth view on every aspect you need to know....... (click on image for full details)
Creating A Bond With Your Horse
Creating A Bond With Your Horse Kelly Marks.
$9.95 $10.99
Creating A Bond With Your Horse Kelly Marks. A Quick Guide from former lady jockey and Monty Roberts student Kelly Marks. A handy guide to working with your horse to formulate trust and improve handling instantly with these great proven methods. This is a quick guide to the joining and follow up, 12 ways to stay calm and a helpful short format for the younger rider to enjoy too....... (click on image for full details)
How Horses Learn
How Horses Learn. Dr. Debbie Marsden
$24.95 $39.95
How Horses Learn Dr. Debbie Marsden provides specialist knowledge on alternative training approaches for your horse. Well respected and world renowned equine behavior specialist Dr. Debbie Marsden BSc, PhD, uses case histories here to help you understand just how horses learn. The how, the why, the what to do to help you and your horse succeed throughout the development of the training program is thoroughly covered....... (click on image for full details)
My Horse My Partner.
My Horse My Partner. Lisa Wysocky.
My Horse My Partner Want to make your horse bombproof? here's the help you need. A super book to help the horse owner interact with their horse safely and to happily build a partnership together based on trust and respect from author Lisa Wysocky....... (click on image for full details)
Lessons Well Learned
Lessons Well Learned Clinton Anderson Downunder Horsemanship.
$19.95 $29.95 review: That witty sense of humor "e.g. Heart Attacks are Free" chapter heading, are typical good humor that exudes from Clint who is a real dab hand at solving problems. Long heralded for his keen touch and easy way of training both horse and rider he begins each horse and rider in a very quiet and sensible approach and guides each deftly through the obstacles that both may find along the way of good horsemanship........(click on image for full details)
Handling the Untouched Horse
Handling the Untouched Horse Kelly Marks
$11.95 $12.95

A handy guide here. Few things are more rewarding than meeting a horse that is untouched by humans and over a period of minutes, hours or days causing him to believe that humans are not so bad after all - in fact that it is even good to be near them! In this book Kelly Marks writes about the techniques and skills required to achieve the answers to one of the many problems she encounters most frequently. Beginning with ways to catch the horse and separate him from his companions, Kelly proceeds to describe how to put a first head collar on and then to lead the horse. As with all her teaching, Kelly bases her advice on experience gained from her work handling a wide variety of horses and ponies at her demonstrations and clinics around the world.........(click on image for full details)

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