Book List

 

 

These four books were my reference source to start my career as a horse trainer.

  ROBERTS, Tom - “Horse Control and the Bit”

  ROBERTS, Tom – “Horse Control the Young Horse”

  ROBERTS, Tom – “Horse Control the Rider”

 

  ROBERTS, Tom - “Horse Control – Reminiscences”

 

These books are all great perspectives on mid to advanced levels of training and should be read by every rider.

 

Dressage in Lightness: Speaking the Horse's Language  LOCH, Sylvia - "Dressage in Lightness"

 

The Classical Rider: Being at One With Your Horse  LOCH, Sylvia - "The Classical Rider"

 

RUSSELL, Mark - "Lessons in Lightness"

 

KOTTAS-HELDENBERG, Arthur - "Kottas on Dressage"

 

KNOPFHART, Alfred - "Dressage ~ A Guidebook for the Road to Success"

 

  ZETTL, Walter - "Dressage in Harmony"

 

  KIDD, Jane – “Practical Dressage”

 

 GAHWYLER, Max – “The Competitive Edge I”

 

 GAHWYLER, Max – “The Competitive Edge II”

 

 GAHWYLER, Max – “The Competitive Edge III”

 

 

  BURKHARDT, Barbara - “Dressage from A to X”

 

  PODHAJSKY, Alois - "My Horses, My Teachers"

 

Balanced Riding: A Way to Find the Correct Seat  HENRIQUES, Pegotty - “Balanced Riding”

 

Reflections on Equestrian Art  OLIVEIRA, Nuno - "Reflections on Equestrian Art"

 

Riding Logic: Transform Riding Skills to "Art on Horseback" with Classical Lessons in Flatwork and Jumping  MUSELER, Wilhelm - “Riding Logic”

 

Fundamentals of Riding: Theory and Practice  HARRIS, Charles - “Fundamentals of Riding”

 

The Handbook of Riding Essentials  LEMAIRE De RUFFIEU, Francois - “The Handbook of Riding Essentials”

 

  Schoffmann, Britta – “Dressage School

 

The Ethics and Passions of Dressage  De KUNFFY, Charles - “The Ethics and Passions of Dressage”

 

These are books on tack and its use.

 

  Malm, Dr. Gerhard A “Bits and Bridles an Encyclopedia”

 

The Horse and the Bit  McBANE, Susan - “The Horse and the Bit”

 

Bits Their History Use&Misuse  TAYLOR, Louis - “Bits, Their History, Use & Misuse”

 

Saddlery  EDWARDS, Elwyn Hartley - “Saddlery

 

These are great books on the history of riding and will give the reader perspective.

 

Dressage: The Art of Classical Riding  LOCH, Sylvia - Dressage - "The Art of Classical Riding"

 

  KELLOCK, E.M. - “The Story of Riding”

 

DiMARCO, A. Louis - "War Horse ~ A History of the Military Horse and Rider"

 

  Xenophon “The Art of Horsemanship”

 

These books are on very solid western training, theory and perspective.

 

True Unity: Willing Communication Between Horse and Human  Dorrance, Tom “True Unity”

 

Influencing Horse Behavior  McCall, Dr. Jim - “Influencing Horse Behavior”

 

Riding and Schooling the Western Performance Horse  Corley, G F “Riding and Schooling the Western Performance Horse”

 

  Morris, Desmond Horsewatching

 

 

This is the shoeing text used at most universities.

 

The Principles of Horseshoeing II (2): An Illustrated Textbook of Farrier Science and Craftmanship  BUTLER, Dr. Doug - “The Principles of Horseshoeing II”

 

Classic books of the 1800’s are on shoeing, training and breaking horses. Interesting from a historical perspective but for the most part outdated.

 

Classic Encyclopedia of the Horse  Magner, Dennis “The Classic Encyclopedia of the Horse”

 

  Lungwitz, Anton “Horseshoeing”

 

  Hayes, M Horace “Illustrated Horse Training”