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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Dressage as an Art
Dressage as Art in Competition: Blending Classical and Competitive Riding John Winnett
John Winnett provides a detailed analysis of a training program that is designed and proven to take a horse to the highest level. John shares nuances and training tips for success in the show ring as well as sharing his knowledge of the German Training system which he has extensively studied....... (click on image for full details)

Give Your Horse A Chance
Give Your Horse A Chance from Lt Col. A L. D'Endrody
$39.99 $45.00
Hard cover. Thanks to the Duke of Beaufort, Hungarian exile D'Endrody, once a member of the Royal Hungarian Olympic Event Team and of their showjumping team, found himself out of the Russian prison and into Badminton. His life and knowledge therein of horses and the classical held approach to teaching and training - all formats - dressage/cross country and showjumping ( in addition to being race jockey for a bit), is generously shared here....... (click on image for full details)
Dressage for the Young Rider
Dressage for the Young Rider 
Pegotty Henriques
$21.95 $29.95

Although written particularly for the aspiring young competitor, all riders early in their dressage career, whatever their age, find the clear, straightforward explanations invaluable. This book gives you an understanding of test riding technique and explains how to improve your riding in and out of the ring........(click on image for full details)

The Building Blocks of Training.
The Building Blocks of Training
$42.00 $52.00
Foreword Stephen Clarke. Student of Kottas, Kunffy and O Judge Stephen Clarke. copyrighted review: This is an excellent step by step guidebook to training your horse in the classical methods from basics through to advanced level. Produced by the British house J A Allen, this high quality hardcover book with great photographic work throughout adds wisdom at every turn.......(click on image for full details)
USDF Guide to Dressage Official Guide
The USDF Guide to Dressage Official Guide from Jennifer O'Bryant.
$25.95 $35.00
This tome of a book provides a logical text that takes the beginner competitor and dressage rider through all the basic steps to have reasonable knowledge in dressage etiquette and how to step in to the dressage arena with confidence....... (click on image for full details)
Henriquet on Dressage
Henriquet on Dressage
A classical guide to the art of dressage with strong influence of Nuno Oliveira and the intellectual knowledge of La Gueriniere and survey of Baucher. review: The work here is very distinct and the progression logical and patient. It is clear that this title, originally published in France as Gymnase et Dressage, is a valuable tool for the rider seeking true classicism....... (click on image for full details)
Dressage a Guideline for Riders and Judges
Dressage a Guideline for Riders and Judges Wolfgang M. Niggli.
$49.95 $65.00
This is a tome of a book and jampacked with info for both rider and judges alike on exactly what needs to be shown in the ring to receive the highest marks. Logically divided into movements with comments on just when and what will constitute a 'satisfactory' remark or 'insufficient' or' excellent' the...... (click on image for full details)

Dressage Test Technique
Dressage Test Technique Judy Harvey
$9.95 $12.95

By a List 1 Dressage Judge, the guide has helpful hints for those starting out in dressage or wishing to improve their competition performance. Chapters include training and preparation, learning the test, paces and rhythm, and analyzing the judge's comments..........(click on image for full details)

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dressage
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dressage

Martin Diggle

This authoritative resource includes biographical entries of prominent trainers, competitors, judges, and authors—past and present—from countries around the world, and is attractiVely illustrated throughout with photographs of eminent individuals and drawings and engravings from books authored by those mentioned within. The book also contains entries explaining dressage terminology, gaits and movements, major events, associations and establishments, equipment, and important publications. Handsomely bound and engagingly written, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dressage is essential reading for every dressage aficionado........(click on image for full details)


That Winning Feeling.
That Winning Feeling. Jane Savoie. Soft Cover.
$12.95 $16.95 copyrighted review: This is a classic read of our time for all competitors seeking to handle competition nerves, exude more confidence and benefit their horse with a concise, easy to follow method to achieve the full potential. You will find yourself conquering your worst fears, aligning yourself for success with ease. I loved this book.......(click on image for full details)
Multilingual Dictionary of the Horse
Multilingual Dictionary of the Horse

Covers everything related to horses ... Farriery, coats, training, feeding, health, jumping, dressage, driving, breeding, tack, conformation, anatomy ...
Entries are sorted in English, French, German and Spanish and also include Latin. Included are hundreds of definitions in English and in French.
Various editions on the dictionary have been published since 1995. This is the 2nd Edition and is in paperback........(click on image for full details)

Horse Handy Helper
Horse Handy Helper Diane Clark
$12.99 $29.95

Organize, manage equine training, medical, nutritional, purchasing and travel details. A book to help horse lovers manage and organize important information.
It includes:-

Medical History Section
Cut Outs I.C.E. , Stall Cards
Checklists: Horse Shows and Trail Rides
Track Training Progress
Directories: Riding Buddies, Suppliers, Professionals and More
Trailer Hook Up Guidelines/Check List
Product Comparison Charts.......(click on image for full details)

Equal to the Challenge
Equal to the Challenge, from Jackie C. Burke.
Pioneering Women of Horse Sports. Kathy Kusner, Sheila Willcox, Marjorie Haines Gill and more great sportswomen are featured in this wonderful read . review: A great look at the first women of competition riding in multi sports including dressage greats Liselott Linsenhoff, event greats such as Caroline Treviranus, showjumper Kathy Kusner and many others. A well written story that tells how women on both sides of the Atlantic pioneered the way into equestrian sport for the rest of us to enjoy.......(click on image for full details)
Unbridled A super collection of horse stories
$19.95 $29.00
This is a fresh literary compilation of stories of the icon of the American West, The Horse. While we think of bison and grizzly bears when we think of the Western Frontier, we are also drawn to the work of the Western Horse. Far more than just a means of transport the horse has been immortalized in art and writings by everyone from Native Americans to modern day Presidents....... (click on image for full details)

America's Horses. Soft Cover.
America's Horses. Soft Cover.
$9.95 $19.95
America's Horses: (Soft Cover) A celebration of the horse breeds born in the U.S.A. Super photos from Bob Langrish and text from Moira C. Harris. Makes a lovely gift. review; Full page one color photos delight the reader as you turn the pages and spend a fun evening learning lots about America's horse breeds with facts that frankly, you've probably had no idea about. There is an extensive look at Miniature horses and the Chinocoteague ponies....... (click on image for full details)
Gone to Stud.
Gone to Stud. Jane Glenn.
$9.95 $19.75
Stud Secretary Jane Glenn informs and entertains with this back door insight into the world of breeding racehorses and operating a successful stud.With her broad base experience with horses in Australia and England, working more recently at Littleton Stud in Hampshire, Jane Glenn has produced a well written heartfelt account of life from operating a breeding shed to bloodstock registration ( in the U.K.), sales at auction and the early stages of training and racing young stock.......(click on image for full details)
World Equestrian Games Photography Book
World Equestrian Games Photography Book Chris Weigl.
$11.95 $21.95
Beautiful horses, fantastic performances and a world-class competition were just some of the events captured by photographer Chris Weigl in her latest book, the World Equestrian Games, Lexington, Ky. The book features full color one of kind photographs and digital paintings of cross country events, stadium jumping, dressage and driving. The unique images of the world’s best horses and riders are bright and colorful. Many of the photos have been computer enhanced to look like watercolor or oil paintings. The photographer is a long time horse-owner and horse lover, and is striving to create images that are unusual. The 30 page book is available in soft cover, 8.5 x 11 inches, landscape format........(click on image for full details)
Incredible Horse Tales
Incredible Horse Tales.
Lovely collection of horse stories both fact and fiction. Super gift for the horse lover. This is a wonderful collection of thrilling horse adventures that highlight the dramatic role that horse have played in human life. Whether it be galloping across vast distance to bring mail to settlers or carrying the doctor swiftly to the door of a dying mother to provide medical help or myths and legends of the horse. ...... (click on image for full details)
The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife Horses
The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife Horses
$17.95 $22.95

Dust off your childhood dreams. Make time, make space, learn and grow. Find meaning, magic and mastery in the second half of life.

Melinda Folse with an introduction from Clinton Anderson.

This is a book for every woman who as a little girl dreamed of horses, choosing Breyers over barbies - plastic horses over plastic dolls. It's for those that have spent the past several decades taking care of others rather than taking care of themselves, while childhood dreams gathered dust on shelves. And, it's the idea read for women at " that point in life" when they begin to wonder whether they'll ever find the courage to do all the things they wanted to do someday....... (click on image for full details)

Chosen by a Horse
Chosen by a Horse. Susan Richards. Hardcover
$16.95 $20.00
Chosen by a Horse. Susan Richards memoir of how two kindred spirits find each other in this human-animal bond. Hardcover Copy copyrighted review: A super tale of Susan's experience adopting a horse and foal and the lessons learned along the way. From the moment the mare and foal make their own decision to step up on Susan's trailer, life will forever change for both horse and human. Healing the horse, the ups and downs of the recovery and illnesses along the way, bring Susan to terms with her own worries.......(click on image for full details)
Classic Horse Stories
Classic Horse Stories Fourteen delightful horse stories. Steven Price
$7.90 $9.95
Enjoy this as a gift for yourself or a buy it for a friend.A perfect gift for riders, writers or literary buffs. Essential collection of some of the most compelling stories ever written on the subject of horses. Contributions from Anna Sewell, Theodore Roosevelt, Anthony Trollope, Winston Churchill...... (click on image for full details)

Believing in Horses
Believing in Horses Valerie Ormond Super Award Winning Title
$11.95 Copyrighted Review:-

There is good reason this book has won so many awards. It is a really lovely tale that is carefully threaded with life lessons and perfect for the 9 year olds and up, regardless of whether they are a horse crazy kid or not. This book is well written and the plot carries the reader effortlessly along while quietly educating at the same time. The main character Sadie Navarro inspires empathy and her development throughout the tale as she takes on bigger responsibilities, has to overcome fears and learns to trust herself, is a well rounded and highly likable personality.  Overall an intelligently written, non preachy, highly entertaining read that leaves the reader feeling happy and inspired........(click on image for full details)

The Time of My Life.
Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi. The Time of My Life.
$13.95 $29.95 review: The personal struggles, the upbringing in Texas, the ups and downs of love and marriage between two people as they collide with the world and its twists and turns - make for a vivid memoir from Patrick and Lisa. The writing skills of Lisa, have been somewhat 'hidden' from view over the years but her work has had significant good effect on so many of the parts in which we loved watching Patrick the actor........(click on image for full details)
1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses
1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses Steven Price
$12.95 $14.95
These quotes come from the Bible, Greek & Roman philosophers, the Koran, Shakespeare, and more recent sources like Mr. Ed., Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Prince Philip. A lovely compilation and tribute to our noble friend the horse, who...... (click on image for full details)

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