These four books were my reference source to start my career as a horse trainer.
These books are all great perspectives on mid to advanced levels of training and should be read by every rider.
KOTTAS-HELDENBERG, Arthur - "Kottas on Dressage"
KNOPFHART, Alfred - "Dressage ~ A Guidebook for the Road to Success"
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”
Schoffmann, Britta – “
These are books on tack and its use.
Malm, Dr. Gerhard A “Bits and Bridles an Encyclopedia”
These are great books on the history of riding and will give the reader perspective.
KELLOCK, E.M. - “The Story of Riding”
DiMARCO, A. Louis - "War Horse ~ A History of the Military Horse and Rider"
These books are on very solid western training, theory and perspective.
Morris, Desmond – “Horsewatching”
This is the shoeing text used at most universities.
Classic books of the 1800’s are on shoeing, training and breaking horses. Interesting from a historical perspective but for the most part outdated.
Magner, Dennis “The Classic Encyclopedia of the Horse”
Lungwitz, Anton “Horseshoeing”