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 Faraway Horses
The Faraway Horses Buck Brannaman & William Reynolds Hard Cover
A Personal Account of The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned and Respected Horsemen. review: An outstanding read that will have you keenly turning page to page, as you are treated to an honest and very open account from Buck Brannaman about his life and the horses that have shaped it. Reading this book is like watching a movie....... (click on image for full details)

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101 Ranch Horse Tips
101 Ranch Horse Tips for Training the Working Cattle Horses
Techniques for Training the Working Cattle Horses This soft cover handy book captures the major tips and elements you need to know for the best success in producing a well trained and productive cow horse. He's your prized employee, work mate and companion, partner everyday - so it makes a lot of 'sense' to make him the best he can be....... (click on image for full details)
Rookie Reiner
Rookie Reiner. How to Survive and Thrive in the Show Pen.
$19.95 $27.95 copyrighted review: Whether you are starting out in reining or are already out competing but unhappy with your results, this book will give you a clearer understanding of the reining sport and how to achieve the best performance. Being cognizant of the details of how shows are run, how they are judged, what obstacles you may experience and how to overcome them as well as which rookie mistakes you can easily avoid......(click on image for full details)
Rodeo Legends Volume 2
Rodeo Legends Volume 2. Kyle Partain.
$16.95 $21.95

The stories of cowboys and cowgirls that reached legendary status in the world of rodeo. Each chapter includes action photos and a sidebar with career milestones.
Every event in rodeo is represented by the performers in this book. This variety will appeal to all rodeo fans, whether they are bull riders, ropers or barrel racers........(click on image for full details)

Barrel Racing 101
Barrel Racing 101 Marlene McRae.
Champion racer, renowned and well respected instructor Marlene McRae has generously shared her secrets to how to make a barrel racing champion out of you and your horse. A thorough and comprehensive experience and knowledge shared here..with all her tips and guidance for the very best success in one of the most lucrative and exciting of equestrian sports today. The topics covered are how to select your champion horse - what tack and equipment to use...... (click on image for full details)

Showing in Hand
Showing in Hand Horse Handler Tips
$9.95 $12.95

Showing horses in hand becomes more and more popular. This little guide shows how to train for showing in hand, appropriate tack and turnout, and ring presentation..........(click on image for full details)

All About Long Reining
All About Long Reining Paul Fielder
$10.95 $12.95

International dressage trainer, Paul Fielder, shows how his methods achieve success with schooling the horse from the ground. He covers equipment, rein handling and basic skills, then progresses to improving the horse’s balance and self-carriage.......(click on image for full details)

The Right Track
The Right Track Arena Exercises Super Help
$19.95 $24.95
The Right Track: Arena Exercises for Riders and Instructors. From Australian Sarah Venamore, these are some nifty ideas to keep your riding productive and fun. review: Lots of fun for everyone here. Whether you ride alone or are a trainer that coaches a class of multiple riders and horses at once, this book is a super addictive 'game plan' with many neat exercises to help the rider and horse improve their collections and lengthenings, halts and rein-backs and enjoy the process by creating original patterns from beginner to advanced. ...... (click on image for full details)
My Horses My Teachers
My Horses My Teachers Alois Podhajsky
$16.95 $19.95
This is one of The Horse Studio Team's favorite books. The master of dressage Colonel Alois Podhajsky, 26 years the Director of The Spanish Riding School brings his affection for the horse and his honesty in the truth of training and horsemanship in this great read. His own experiences are recounted and the lessons he learned are addressed. His usual humility and knowledge shine through. Some lovely antique photographs accompany the text...... (click on image for full details)
Classical Horsemanship For Our Time
Classical Horsemanship For Our Time Jean Froissard & Lily Froissard
$12.95 $22.95
Classical Horsemanship For Our Time: Jean Froissard and Lily Powell Froissard bring the serious rider a wealth of advice and very practical and real help. Wonderful resource. This book brings the essence of classical dressage from basic horsemanship through to the higher levels, and is a great and practical help for a rider in any discipline who want to build a better system of training. This book is heavy on practical advice, acclaimed by Nuno Oliveira, quoted as saying" The Publication of this book gives me great pleasure." ...... (click on image for full details)
Meditation for Two
Meditation for Two Dominique Barbier and Keron Psillas.
$17.95 $24.95

This beautiful tribute offers suggestions for establishing a bond with horses that transcends "animal" and "master". Along with gorgeous photographs and uplifting poetry, Dominique Barbier’s extraordinary ability to communicate with and improve the lives of horses and riders is revealed through a training philosophy steeped in gentleness and compassion........(click on image for full details)

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Dressage from A to X
Dressage From A to X Revised Edition
As you step out of the comfort of home and in to the world of competitive dressage there are many obstacles to negotiate and easy mistakes to make that can as easily be completely avoided. Barbara Burkhardt, a long time trainer...... (click on image for full details)
Breaking and Riding
Breaking and Riding The Horse. James Fillis. Classical read.
$9.45 $15.95
Breaking and Riding The Horse from Dressage Master James Fillis: Classical read. Well plug in your turn of the century sense of humor and prepare yourself for a great ride through the history of classical dressage. The text matches Gustav Steinbrecht for it's style and humor and is full of information. ...... (click on image for full details)
Academic Equitation General Decarpentry
Academic Equitation General Decarpentry The Art of Dressage
From Cadre Noir master General Decarpentry. A joy to read and some good ring exercises that are fresh.The study of dressage in Academic Equitation by the famous General Decarpentry is considered by many to be one of the most important books on the subject to be written in the 20th Century and though the Saumur Cadre Noir rider/trainer takes no credit for the ideas here...... (click on image for full details) We have this title in stock. Limited supply.

Exploring Dressage Technique
Exploring Dressage Technique. Paul Belasik.
Exploring Dressage Technique Journeys into the Art of Classical Riding with Paul Belasik. review: I wish that I could have a heart monitor for the horse and cameras available when I am training my horses! Paul Belasik's chapter that describes the change in the heart beat of the horse, as he works through exercises he thought the horse found difficult, in this case the passage, led him to realize that the horse was holding back and not, as he'd previously thought, finding the passage worrying....... (click on image for full details)

Ridden Dressage from the Horse’s Point of View
Ridden Dressage from the Horse’s Point of View
. Ulrike Thiel
$19.95 $29.95
What does the horse feel when a rider is crooked in the saddle?
What is it like to go faster or slower, to round curves and travel straight, with an unbalanced load to carry?
What goes through the horse’s mind when he is over-flexed and over-aided...when he is forced into biomechanically unsound positions?
What happens when a prey animal (the horse) must learn to defeat his own preservation instinct and perform on cue with a predator (humankind) clinging to his back?.......(click on image for full details) 


The Education of Horse and Rider
The Education of Horse and Rider by Jean Froissard
$8.25 $16.95
Interesting discussions and good tips here.Jean Froissard is a well respected Ecuyer Professeur of the French School and here he and his wife bring you a useful tool in the classical principles and following through to basic dressage. ...... (click on image for full details)
Selecting The Dressage Horse
Selecting The Dressage Horse Dirk Willem Rosie Anky Van Grunsven
$15.95 $29.95
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)
The Lipizzaner
The Lipizzaner. A photographic guidebook. Una Harley.
$8.99 $12.99
The Lipizzaner A best selling photographic guidebook from Una Harley of Sharrock Stud. U.K. Enjoy learning more about the specific brands, six main bloodlines, and characteristics of this noble breed of baroque horses. From the arena of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna to the top of the mountains in Piber, to South Africa and the U.S.A, this book covers photographically a tribute to the Lipizzaner breed. ...... (click on image for full details)
Dressage Training Customized.
Dressage Training Customized. Britta Schoffmann.
$19.95 $29.95 review: Absolutely love this book. It emphasizes everything I have learned from European coaches over the years and addresses the horse as an individual. Plus lots of 'extras' that I didn't know too. Britta brings the wealth of her Grand Prix horse making experience to the reader and clearly explains how taking the identical approach to horses of different types and conformations is a recipe for disaster, or at least, lost potential. ......(click on image for full details)
Masters of Equitation The Trot
Gaits of The Horse The Trot Masters of Equitation Series Martin Diggle
$17.95 $35.00
Gaits of The Horse: The Trot: Masters of Equitation Series from Martin Diggle: If you are schooling young horses under saddle and would like to have a better understanding of the role of the trot and it's development in training the horse then professional editor and horseman Martin Diggle has brought you a tidy and succinct text that will save you time reading all the great masters of equitation....... (click on image for full details)
Mind Body and Spirit
Mind Body Spirit. Betsy Steiner. A Gymnastic Riding System
$22.95 $29.95
International Dressage Success Betsy Steiner tailors Pilates and psychological exercises to the horse rider. copyrighted review; This is one of the best books I've read on how to work productively with your horse and combine all aspects of self in the process of horse riding. Nothing airy or lightweight about this advice. ...... (click on image for full details)

Visions of Dressage
Visions of Dressage Out Of Print Super Look Back
$26.00 $40.00

Professional photographer Elizabeth Furth captures the moments on stage and off in the dressage world. With some super shots of all your favorites such as Nicole Uphoff, Isabell Werth, Anky von Grunsven, Stephen Clarke, Margitt Otto Crepin and so many more too numerous to name, the horses read a who is who of dressage also........(click on image for full details)


The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage.
The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage. Douglas Puterbaugh & Lance Wills.
$21.95 $29.95
How to overcome human nature and become a more just, generous riding partner for your horse from professional trainer and clinician Douglas Puterbaugh and award winning writer Lance Wills. Within these pages find a dramatic and deep examination of our riding and ourselves in order to better serve the horse. As Douglas asks, " When we look in the mirror do we like what we see?".......(click on image for full details)
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