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Our Best Horse Books

    • Make Money With Horses: You Can Do It  
      by Don Blazer
      Don Blazer has worked with horses for the past 30 years. He has been a successful show and race horse trainer and trader, and he backs his experience with industry statistics. This is a practical how-to which provides specific rules for making a profit with weanlings, yearlings, stallions, or broodmares of any breed. Profit potential with race horses is covered as are the tax advantages offered to anyone involved in the horse business. 

  • Stud: Adventures in Breeding
    by Kevin Conley
    Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fame horse to the harem stallion with his feral herd, Stud looks at intimate acts in idyllic settings (and the billion-dollar business behind them), providing a voyeuristic glimpse of just how human the equine world can be. 

  • Horses for Dummies  
    by Audrey Pavia
    Anyone contemplating the addition of a horse to their family who has little or no experience around these wonderful animals should read this book first! This definitive manual on buying, caring for, training, and riding a horse is fun and informative reading for equine enthusiasts everywhere. It includes a 16-page, full-color section on horse breeds.

  • Natural Horse-Man-Ship    
    by Pat Parelli
    This book outlines Parelli's Natural Horsemanship techniques.  So many of the other horse whisperer writers seem incapable of articulating both the theory and the practical application of their concepts. Parelli's techniques are incredibly simple, but very effective. Your horse will learn  faster than you ever thought possible!

  • The Natural Horse
    by Jaime Jackson
    What a wonderful celebration of the horse and the training and communication that goes along with owning one of these majestic animals!!! This is a beautiful book for anyone who loves the larger than life quality and grace of the horse. The photos are wonderful! 

  • Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook
    by James M. Giffin, Tom Gore
    This bestselling reference has been completely revised and updated, addressing the latest medicines and immunizations, wounds, illnesses, parasites, nutrition and supplements, and reproduction. An index of Signs and Symptoms will help horse owners find the information they need fast. 220 photos. 40 drawings.

  • Horses Never Lie  
    by Mark Rashid
    I've learned more from this book than all the lessons I've had and books I've read combined. This man is incredible - and what's more incredible to me is the number of times a light bulb went off in my head with regards to something a horse was doing that I misinterpreted or just flat out missed. He's made me a more understanding, patient, and considerate rider. I highly recommend this book to anyone whether an old hand or a beginning rider.
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend
    by Laura Hillenbrand 
    He didn't look like much. With his smallish stature, knobby knees, and slightly crooked forelegs, he looked more like a cow pony than a thoroughbred. But looks aren't everything; his quality, an admirer once wrote, "was mostly in his heart." Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of the horse who became a cultural icon

  • Buying Your First Horse
    by Mary Guay, Donna Schlinkert 
    A comprehensive guide to preparing for finding and purchasing a great horse. Section one prepares you for the issues related to horse ownership including safety, expenses and boarding decisions. In section two you learn how to find a horse that is safe, sound, healthy, a good match for the rider, a good buy and a great ride. Includes glossary, index, questionnaires for evaluating horses and boarding facilities, and sample contracts for boarding, leasing, bill of sale and liability.

  • The Tao of Equus   
     by Linda Kohanov
    The Tao of Equus, which literally translates as "the way of the horse," explores the possibility that horses are highly evolved, spiritual beings who offer humans opportunities for healing and personal growth. Kohanov is most interested in what horses can teach us and studies how horses awaken intuition in humans while also mirroring our unspoken feelings and fears.
  • The Merck Veterinary Manual (8th Ed)
    by Susan E. Aiello & Asa Mays 
    The best general veterinary reference book around!  Refer to this book if you want to know what your Vet is talking about. It is relatively easy for the average animal owner to understand.  You will learn about animal physiology, behavior, management, nutrition, pharmacology, toxicology and general management.

  • The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship
    by Susan E. Harris
    This official USPC manual is written for the American style of horsemanship -- and for children who want to meet USPC testing standards. It addresses learning to ride in the ring and in the open, beginning jumping, horse care and handling, safety, and more.

  •  Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage : Facilities Design and Management    
    by Cherry Hill
    This common-sense guide, by a horse care expert, has information on planning your property, building design, fences, paddocks, fire safety, pasture and hay-lot management and much more. The book is packed with photos and with illustrations, plans and useful details of stable designs.
  • Making, Not Breaking: The First Year Under Saddle
    by Cherry Hill
    The title says it all, Making Not Breaking. I had been looking through countless books and magazine articles, and watching a fare share of movies until I read this book. It's informative, and it's methods really work with sound results. For the horse people out there it's a must have!

  • 101 Arena Exercises : A Ringside Guide for Horse & Rider
    by Cherry Hill
    This ringside exercise book is a favorite of riding instructors and enthusiasts. Classic exercises and original patterns and drills are presented in a unique "read-and-ride" format. The book can be hung like a calendar or draped over the rail of the ring for quick and easy reference. Exercises such as working walk, canter, two squares, half halt, and flying changes progress through skill levels for both English and Western riders.

  • Bob Sharp's Cattle Country: Rawhide Ranching on Both Sides of the Border
    by
    Robert L. Sharp 
    A memoir of the life of a cattle rancher in the 1920's.

  • Horse Handling & Grooming
    by Cherry Hill 
    A Step-By-Step Photographic Guide to Mastering over 100 Horsekeeping Skills.  Handler Cherry Hill explains bandaging, giving shots, examining teeth, deworming, and preventive health care. She also includes exercising and cooling down, hoof care, and tending wounds, along with taking a horse's temperature and determining pulse and respiration rates.

    The Horse
    by J. Warren Evans
    The book is great! A must for those who wish to know more indepth about the care of horses. The four authors are some of the best horsemen in the business. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more than just the basics..

  • Fences for Pasture and Garden  
    by K Foster 
    The complete guide to choosing, planning, and building today's best fences: wire, rail, electric, high-tension, temporary, woven, and snow.

  • The Black Stallion
    by Walter Farley
    First published in 1941, Walter Farley's best-selling novel for young readers is the triumphant tale of a boy and a wild horse. From Alec Ramsay and the Black's first meeting on an ill-fated ship to their adventures on a desert island and their eventual rescue, this beloved story will hold the rapt attention of readers new and old.

  • Starting & Running Your Own Horse Business 
    by Mary Ashby McDonald
    Great ideas, gives you a lot of things to think about, ways to improve business, ways to save money with things that are easy to accomplish! I recommend it to anyone thinking of starting or that has a horse business.

  • Basic Training of the Young Horse
    by Reiner Klimke
    Klimke clearly and logically lays out the foundations of basic training. The information is easy to read, concise and shows a deep understanding and respect of the horse. There is much more packed between the covers than I expected. An excellent, excellent read for anyone who works with horses.

  • The Handbook of Riding Essentials 
    by Francois Lemaire De Ruffieu
    This book breaks riding down into beginning, intermediate, and advanced, all in different bulleted sections on the same page. That way you can read any level description and actually see where it's going. I especially like the hand-drawn pictures on every page which are clear and concise. Not only does he tell you what to do, but the pictures show you how to do it: exact positions of hands and legs are drawn on every page!

  • Of Women and Horses
    by Gawani Pony Boy   
    Author and horse trainer GaWaNi Pony Boy gathers an impressive array of known and unknown horsewomen, who in touching prose describe the unique relationships they have with their horses. 

  • Riding: A Guide for New Riders 
    by Kate DeLano  
    In easy-to-follow steps, this thoroughly illustrated, readable primer by an internationally accredited horse show judge patiently takes beginning riders through the requisite paces from the simplest notions to the more sophisticated concepts of equine psychology and communication.

  • Horse, Follow Closely : Native American Horsemanship  
    by Gawani Pony Boy  
    Horse and rider are one. Theirs is a relationship of trust, harmony, and respect. In this magnificent book GaWaNi Pony Boy illustrates the traditional training methods--methods that are steeped in common sense and age-old wisdom--of his ancestors. The stunning full-color photographs and simple eloquence takes us back to the days when horse training was about creating a bond for life.

  • From Birth to Backing: Give Your Young Horse a Head Start in Life  
    by Richard Maxwell, Johanna Sharples
    Give your young horse a head start in life using the world-famous training techniques of Monty Roberts. Topics covered include foal handling, coping with equine rebellions, temper tantrums, and coltish behavior, as well as the correct use of tack and other equipment. Step-by-step photos show clearly how the handler should work with the horse, what reactions to expect, and how to solve problems calmly and effectively as they occur.

  • The Faraway Horses  
    by Buck Brannaman
    Buck Brannaman conducts horsemanship clinics in which he teaches horse owners how to better understand and work with their animals, creating a relationship based on trust and respect rather than force. His methods are grounded in communicating with horses, on reading their body language and making them feel secure so horse and rider can achieve a true union. Buck's skill at starting young horses off right and reforming troubled horses has become legendary (indeed, the main character in the best-seller and movie The Horse Whisperer was based largely on him), and part of the reason is that he knows firsthand how a frightened horse feels. Growing up with an abusive father, Buck often feared he wouldn't live through the night. In The Faraway Horses, Buck recounts his moving, inspiring, and often humorous adventures along the way.



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