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Who better to inspire and educate any eventing enthusiast than this talented couple. Proven Olympic competitors that have struggled through the years building their yard and business into one of the world's best in the industry. ...... (click on image for full details)
Eventing Explained is a unique, all round view of how to start eventing for riders of all ages wanting to compete in their first affiliated horse trials. As well as being packed with top tips and exercises for riders in all three phases, it is also an ideal aid for parents or other halves of would-be event riders whose weekends will never the same again once they hit the eventing circuit! A who's who section includes, amongst others, the responsibilities of the course designer, builder, secretary, regional coordinator and organizer in running a horse trials, and how their roles are relevant to a competitor........(click on image for full details)
Straightforward advice on how to avoid the majority of cross-country problems. Chapters include lost confidence, refusing to start and excitability, running out, ditch aversion and combination problems and slow finishing times..........(click on image for full details)
Practical advice on how to correct everyday schooling problems in horses and ponies. Chapters include laziness and excitability, leaning and over bending, hollowing and pulling, tail swishing and shying.........(click on image for full details)
This is a fun book of John Tickner's artwork and cartoons that takes the horseman through the hilarity of owning and riding horses that everyone will smile over - taking you through season by season John Tickner's wit is familiar to all that have subscribed to The Horse and Hound. The common thread of ever innocent horses,...... (click on image for full details)
Accurate and logical advice.What a monster size book and great detail and direction on exactly how to recondition or rehabilitate your horse. Lucinda Dyer, in this new release book - brings a wealth of information and poignant interviews with six riders who suffered serious injuries including broken necks as well as other broken bones and details how they overcame confidence issues and health setbacks. ...... (click on image for full details)
Event rider and trainer. A comprehensive and accessible overview of keeping your own horse and keeping him healthy. TheHorseStudio.com review: Many topics covered here including stabling both at home and boarding out, stable conversions and materials and yard equipment you'll need, managing your horse at grass, routine procedures such as worming, showing, dental care and vaccinations, feeding and watering, general care and prevention of vices......(click on image for full details)
By following the essential principles in Perry Wood's Bombproofing Tips, you can help your horse to become the kind of paragon we traditionally call 'bombproof'. Chapters include how to de-sensitize your horse, riding past objects of fear, loud noises, reward and punishments and animals and children.........(click on image for full details)
Driving Questions Answered is a follow up to Threshold Picture Guide No 28 Starting to Drive, offering valuable advice and solutions to common problems. Chapters include types of carriage, vehicle for beginners, correct fitting of the vehicle, coping with common problems and showing........(click on image for full details)
Starting to Drive is a step-by-step introduction to safe harnessing, putting to and basic driving technique. Chapters include putting on a collar, saddle and crupper, fitting reins, the bridle and blinkers, correct rein handling, moving forward and turning and driving on the road..........(click on image for full details)
Valuable advice on how to avoid common problems and accidents associated with riding and keeping horses and ponies. Prepared in consultation with The British Horse Society's Safety Department. Every aspect is covered from hard hats and protective clothing to handling tips, lifting and safety in the stable and field..........(click on image for full details)
TheHorseStudio.com review: This book is a great resource for the parent of the horse crazy kid that wants to begin the program the right way. Jessica Jahiel PH.D. has done a good job here of providing an educated guide from beginning to end of the process....... (click on image for full details)
Straightforward advice on how to cope with common ailments and injuries, when to call the vet and what to do before the vet arrives. Chapters include signs of ill-health, equipment and first aid cupboard, cleaning and covering wounds, and tubbing, poulticing and bandaging..........(click on image for full details)
Here is best selling author Kelly Marks, former champion jockey and show jumper with a wealth of entirely great advice for every horse owner. Whether you are timid by nature, inexperienced around your children'y pony, or have taken a fall at a fence and need to get back in the saddle, this book will help you do it with safety, confidence and better understanding. Not just of your horse, but also of yourself....... (click on image for full details)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
This beautifully illustrated anthology contains stories of many donkeys, some of which were taken into care by The Donkey Sanctuary at its various locations throughout Europe, others housed and handled by Donkey Sanctuary Teams in other countries around the world........(click on image for full details)
The Arabian Horse, highly regarded text from Rosemary Archer on this versatile and noble breed. The intelligence of the breed and their tough physical attributes have long made them the basis of most breeding programs. The history of the breed is revealed here together with its incredible influence on other breeds to date. There is also advice on how to keep Arabian horses and their success in competition across the world....... (click on image for full details)
Endurance Horse Riding 20 miles to 100 miles a day: All the advice you need to make your event a success. Super U.K. book. Practical advice with great tips. ......(click on image for full details)
By Randy Witte
Hard Cover- 160 pages
From its humble beginnings in 1936 until today, Western Horseman
magazine has carried the torch for the Stock Horse and the Western
way of life. Written by former long-time editor and publisher Randy
Witte, this book chronicles the 75 year history of the magazine and the
people who helped it become, "The World's Leading Horse Magazine"........(click on image for full details)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
TheHorseStudio.com 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)
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)
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)
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)
Organize, manage equine training, medical, nutritional, purchasing and travel details. A book to help horse lovers manage and organize important information.
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)
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)
TheHorseStudio.com 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)
This book is the sequel to The Orange Slipknot, and once gain we follow Ben Lucas, a 12 year old lad through the vagaries of working horses. While his seeks to please his hot-tempered cowboy dad, by 'bucking out' some young horses, it is the crusty old cowhand that teaches him a different way to start a young horse. There are adventures along the way, a wrecked ATV, fighting in school, and a break down in the boonies that has Ben scrambling to find help for his dad by riding a young colt for help..........(click on image for full details)
This award winning book is a gripping coming of age story is set in the Western US on a cattle ranch where a twelve year old boy, Ben, faces the realities of day to day life as a rider and roper. While he tries to step up like his dad and learn the tricks and trades of the cowboy, he makes some errors of judgement that could cost his dad his job.........(click on image for full details)
TheHorseStudio.com review:- As the fifth book in the Morgan Horse Series this one does not disappoint either. Children will love this story of a lost horse and a young girl's attempt to protect the horse from being returned to a cruel trainer. The illustrations from renowned world class artist Jeanne Mellin are fantastic. As usual Ellen Feld delivers a great story line that is littered with nuggets of horsemanship lessons that are derived from her own knowledge of the horse and passion for equines in general..........(click on image for full details)
Blackjack, the first in the Morgan Horse series, written by Ellen F. Feld, introduces the character of Heather Richardson. A young horse-lover, Heather has been haunted by dreams of a very special Morgan Horse. She soon learns that the horse really exists and is thrilled when she is asked to care for him. With the help of Blackjack's owner, Heather learns to ride and show the horse and the two quickly form a very special bond. When tragedy strikes and Blackjack falls into the hands of an abusive trainer, Heather must find a way to rescue her horse before it is too late.........(click on image for full details)
Rimfire, the sixth book in the Morgan Horse series, takes readers to a whole new realm within the world of horses. When Heather travels to Oklahoma to visit family friends, she is introduced to barrel racing. Falling in love with this quick-paced sport, Heather is thrilled when she returns home and discovers Rimfire, a fabulous Morgan barrel racer that just happens to be for sale..........(click on image for full details)
Robin, the fourth book in the Morgan Horse series, introduces the character of Karen Greene and her Morgan, the lovable Robin. An avid horse-lover, Karen is traumatized by a traumatic riding accident. Can Heather, Nicholas, and the horses of Gallant Morgans help Karen overcome her fear so that she can once again enjoy her horse? .........(click on image for full details)
The third book in the popular Morgan Horse series, Rusty continues the adventures of Heather Richardson and her Morgan Horses. In this story, Frosty has her foal, a lovely gray filly. This adorable baby seems absolutely perfect, but is she? .........(click on image for full details)
Frosty, the second book in the Morgan Horse series, continues the adventures of Heather Richardson and her horse Blackjack. In addition, the story introduces a new character, a rare gray Morgan named Frosty. Through Frosty, Heather realizes that not all horses are meant to be show ring stars.........(click on image for full details)
Pidgy's Surprise is the story of Cindy Sawyer, and her plucky little Shetland pony named Pidgy. Cindy is always dreaming of the beautiful horse she hopes to own. Ponies are nice, but a horse would be wonderful. Cindy's dream soon becomes an obsession and her parents realize that she is becoming a very unhappy girl. .........(click on image for full details)
Finalist in the USA Book News Best Books Award.
Shadow: The Curious Morgan Horse introduces the characters of the award-winning Morgan Horse series to younger readers. In this adventure, the young horse Shadow decides to explore the woods beyond her pasture..........(click on image for full details)
A collection of Christmas oil on canvas works from international artist Mary Brazier with her personal notes on their inspiration and her painting process. These works have won prestigious awards in the United Kingdom, and for some pieces Mary has written beautiful poems to accompany the images.........(click on image for full details)