Lovely photography here and a text that guides you through all aspects of basic horsemanship including history and development, identification and breeds, tack and equipment, getting into the saddle, riding for pleasure, care, feeding and health, buying, housing and transporting, competitive riding and common ailments..... (click on image for full details)
The Great Bee Race from author and artist D. Michael Price, signed 1st Edition.
We are pleased to introduce children's book artist and author D. Michael Price. The Great Bee Race is Michael's second book, and the art work is as usual, phenomenal. The story explains in a fantasy fictional setting the nature of pollination and the importance and role playing of bees and other critters. There is a wonderful moral here too concerning the importance of all living beings, no matter how diverse they may appear, that is artfully threaded into the story....... (click on image for full details)
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)
Horse Showing For Beginners by Hallie McEvoy. 2007 Revised Edition Super Horse Show Help.
This new release 2007 is a revision of the previous edition. Showing For beginners is a guide for Novice hunter-Seat Show riders of all ages. Foreword here from Hugo Vidal and written by Hallie McEvoy....... (click on image for full details)
2nd Edition of this classic work that takes the beginner rider on with confidence, safety and good form right from the start. Kate Delano-Condax Decker.
A classic start to a good riding career brought to you in clear text that is praised by George Morris, Judy Richter and Bruce Davidson for being a worthwhile source to begin in good form. There are lots of illustrations throughout and the topics include taking lessons and how to find a good instructor,...... (click on image for full details)
All About Grooming Carolyn Henderson brings you a wealth of advice with the aid of lots of photographs on correct grooming and bathing techniques for horses.
The must haves on equipment, how to safely work around your horse, spot cleaning and bathing, picking feet and much more. A handy photographic guide that you can use in the barn....... (click on image for full details)
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)
Horse Show Mom's Survival Guide: Super help to make the best out of your show days.
No matter what the discipline this guide will take you through all the details of how to help your child with their horse showing. This book is full of encouragement and humor. The advice provides a wealth of info that neatly guides you through every conceivable detail - e.g How to rate or change the instructor. ...... (click on image for full details)
The Greatest Horse Stories Ever Told Super Collection
Throughout recorded history, the horse has played many roles in human life and this anthology does a good job of capturing the essence of many of them. ...... (click on image for full details)
Solving Horse and Pony Problems Get the keys to working with your equine friend as a beginner who wants to shorten the learning curve and stay safe.
thehorsestudio.com review. This is a neat book ideal for the Pony Club beginner, beginner pony owner or student, who wants to know just what to do in a Q and A style that is easy on language and easy to identify and solve basic issues that arise during the learning curve. ...... (click on image for full details)
Quarterhorse lovers rejoice! A must have for all Quarter Horse lovers. What a superb breed and read.
Steven Price brings a thorough and well written introduction to the selection, care and enjoyment of the American Quarter Horse. The foreword by Don Burt, past President of the AQHA, and the text and advice that follows is comprehensive and educational.Whether you are barrel racing, or showjumping, the versatility of this breed is legendary and well heralded around the world. ...... (click on image for full details)
Horseman Don Burt brings you Horses and Other Heroes Super storyteller from world class judge including personal memoirs.
You'll certainly learn a lot reading this book from Don Burt - no matter what horse discipline you ride the stories and anecdotes here encompass them all - tho Don Burt is known as one of the masters of reining and has served as VP for the USET reining and is well known in the reining circles....... (click on image for full details)
For The Love Of A Horse Hunter judge Ann Jamieson brings you a collection of inspirational horse stories.
This is a super original collection of horse stories that are touching, funny and inspiring. Respected judge Ann Jamieson, well known in hunter and equitation circles, has assembled a variety of horse tales from folks in all the different equestrian disciplines...... (click on image for full details)
The American Saddlebred Horse: Cheryl Lutring.
The American Saddlebred Horse: Best Selling Photo Guide to this New World Descendant of the Old English Amblers from Britain's American Saddlebred trailblazer Cheryl Lutring....... (click on image for full details)
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)
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)
The Lyons Press Horseman's Dictionary New and revised with full explanations of more than 2000 Phrases used by Horseman.
This book makes a nice gift for the horse lover and is a chock full lexicon of equine and equestrian terms. It covers both English and Western riding, as well as driving (see also our dictionary from Sallie Walrond on driving terms her at TheHorseStudio.com) and features hundreds of photographs and illustrations.
very user friendly and a fun reference tool....... (click on image for full details)
For more than 30 years this book has been a mainstay read for the trainee trainer, parent and coach of the child rider in the U.K. Covering the safety and concerns of the rider and the parents in great detail, Pamela brings her wealth of experience as Pony Club Grade Test Examiner, Judge and Journalist to this text. ...... (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)
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.
TheHorseStudio.com 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)
Out of Print Full Revised. From first lesson to leaving for college and perhaps leaving a horse behind.
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)
This makes a great gift for the beginner horse owner or rider. A perfect size for your desktop with an easy flip top so you can learn a new fact everyday. Undated so you can use any time of year. The artwork is fun and the facts are useful and full of good common sense advice. .......(click on image for full details)
A guide to understanding the training concepts involved in producing a supple and well-schooled horse. Chapters include educating the horse and rider, balance, bending and suppleness, contact and collection........(click on image for full details)
A lovely coloring book with some stickers too will keep you horse crazy kid from going stir crazy during rainy days and cheer them up on days home from school. Some lovely drawings from Cathy Beylon and Nina Barbaresi.
24 stickers. Book size approx 8.5 x 11........(click on image for larger picture)
Super illustrations from Lindsay Graham and 80 re-useable vinyl stickers will provide hours of entertainment for your child.
TheHorseStudio.com Copyrighted Review:-
As a child sticker books and all things horses kept me entertained for hours. This one is a better take on the ones I used to enjoy. The stickers are reusable and there is a story that guides you through all the various day to day chores such as mucking out, how to do it - how to tack up and then there's a suggestion called Horseplay which gives kids ideas of what they can do to learn more about horses. A very good production. Size is 8.5 x 11 and the cover is heavy duty.........(click on image for larger picture)
Super illustrations from Lindsay Graham and 80 re-useable vinyl stickers will provide hours of entertainment for your child.
TheHorseStudio.com Copyrighted Review:-
More than just a sticker book this title educates the reader and makes suggestions for how to use the stickers to set up specific tests, rounds of showjumping and lots more. Educational and fun and love the illustrations. Tough outer cover for hours and hours if repeated use..........(click on image for larger picture)
Test your horse sense in 102 zany ways. Included are brainteasers, crossword puzzles, word games, jokes and riddles, matches and logic tests.
TheHorseStudio.com Copyrighted Review:-
A glorious collection of treats for the horse crazy child with a good measure of education thrown in. Imaginative and entertaining. A thick book with many hours of enjoyment...........(click on image for larger picture)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The great reviews have started to come in already!
"Get ready to fall in love with the story of Crown Prince and Sarah. Chock-a-block with accurate equestrian details, well-paced, and full of heart, the story of Sarah and her off-the-track one-dollar purchase is the story of how hard-work, determination and love for horses can make any young rider's dream come true."........(click on image for full details)
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)
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)
This is a charming tale of a precocious young girl named Madison, who is quick to discover that first appearances aren't always what they seem. After the birth of two foals on the family farm, Madison is alarmed when she realizes that one of the babies is completely covered in white spots (soft cover)........(click on image for full details)
This is a commonsense guide offering advice on a wide range of driving topics, aimed at avoiding common mistakes and becoming a safer and more proficient carriage driver. Chapters include correct harness fitting and care, vehicle maintenance, driving on the road, tips on preparing for a show, taking part in show classes and eventing.......(click on image for full details)
Progressive exercises over poles and simple fences, designed to improve suppleness and jumping skills in horse and rider. Chapters include trotting poles, simple grids, bounces, jumping on the angle and turning exercises.......(click on image for full details)
Authored by Perry Wood, this photo guide book shows you easy to use horse whispering techniques and principles that can help you develop better bonds with horses. Chapters include understanding and speaking the horse's language, human body postures, getting horses to follow you and leadership, body space and boundarie.......(click on image for full details)
Perry Wood gives much needed advice on common riding problems. Practical tips are given on how to improve your horse's behavior under the saddle, making him safer to ride and a pleasure to own. .......(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)
Straightforward advice on how to safely negotiate a wide variety of cross-country obstacles. Chapters include walking the course, the start and first fence, rhythm, balance and impulsion and types of jump.......(click on image for full details)
A guide to horse and pony feedstuffs, and straightforward advice on feeding horses and ponies, whether kept at grass or stabled. Chapters include rules of good feeding, cooked food and appetizers, calculating rations, food and health and storage........(click on image for full details)
A step-by-step guide on correct and comfortable tack fitting, with advice on common problems and how to avoid them. Chapters cover all aspects from headcollars and halters, bridles and bits, saddles, girths and numnahs to lungeing equipment and care of tack........(click on image for full details)
A guide to the materials used for horses' bedding, with simple instructions on how to create and maintain comfortable, clean beds for horses and ponies. Chapters include why stabled horses need bedding, stable floors and drainage, how to muck out, and the different types of bedding........(click on image for full details)
Building a safe and jumpable show jumping course, be it a few practice fences at home or a whole course at a show, requires an awareness of many factors. This leading course builder provides simple guidance. Contents include uprights, oxers or parallels, how to plan a course, double and treble combinations and the ability and experience of mount and rider........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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Hours and hours of fun and distraction here with a bit of education thrown in for good measure. Treat your horse crazy kid to a healthy dose of British pony puzzle mania and sit back and enjoy the piece and quiet. Tests like ; can you buy the right pony to vet quizzes and general horse knowledge, crosswords, spot the difference and more. Junior riders love it!...... (click on image for full details)
From children's gymkhana to Prince Philip Cup Games. A guide for both riders and organizers.Let the fun begin with this great guide from Toni Webber on all aspects of gymkhana fun. including choosing the right pony or mount, how to learn difficult Maneuvers, basic rules for the games and a history of how the games developed.......(click on image for full details)
A super story. What happens when a little boy who lives near the ocean dreams of tall mountains to climb, wide open fields to run through, dusty boots to stomp, and a pony for a best friend?
He becomes Tex, a rugged little cowboy with a great big job. Tex works on the Wymont Ranch. Each day is full of important responsibilities. Tex has animals to look after and ranch chores to do........(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)
The great reviews have started to come in already!
“I really enjoyed the characters, the story line, and the writing, and more than anything else, the horsemanship that is woven into Crown Prince and Crown Prince Challenged. I found the characters (especially Sarah Wagner), the horses, and the problems they face, believable and interesting, and the setting (a good boarding and teaching barn) authentic in today's horse world, right down to the Jack Russell terriers........(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)
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