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My Equine Reading List: Riding/Training Books I Got for Christmas

December 25, 2008

Sleepy after reading all of those rock books

Riding and Training Books
Hunter Seat Equitation by George H. Morris
True Horsemanship Through Feel by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond
Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse by Anna Morgan Ford with Amber Henitzenberger
The New Basic Training of the Young Horse by Ingrid and Reiner Klimke
The Circle of Trust: Reflections on the Essence of Horses and Horsemanship by Walter Zettl
Longeing and Long Lining the English and Western Horse: A Total Program by Cherry Hill
Tug of War: Classical Versus Modern Dressage: Why Classical Training Works and How Incorrect Modern Riding Negativaly Affects Horses’ Health by Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
The Complete Training of Horse and Rider in the Principles of Classical Horsemanship by Alois Podhajsky

Horse Racing Books
Gold Rush: How Mr. Prospector Became Racing’s Billion-Dollar Sire by Avalyn Hunter
Matriarchs Volume II: More Great Mares of Modern Times by Edward L. Bowen

3 Comments leave one →
  1. oregonsunshine permalink
    December 28, 2008 3:00 pm

    At first glance, I thought my kitty was moonlighting in New Jersey when I wasn’t looking. Oregon is a long ways away and he must be racking up the frequent flyer miles! LOL!

    I have a few of the books on your list. I should make a list myself! I would recommend adding “Balance in Movement” to your list. I don’t remember who it’s by off the top of my head, but it really helps explain rider seat position and horse movements and how they work together and affect each other. While I have a lot of books (mainly huntseat and dressage related), I now need to add a lot of western and reining books to my collection. (I don’t ride western much, but that’s what Casey is trained for).

    Hey, let me know how you like “Tug of War” after you read it. I’ve been thinking of buying that book for a while.

  2. December 31, 2008 4:54 pm

    Bet you gave away a few books for Christmas, too!

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