Can anyone recommend some good books about horses/riding?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Can anyone recommend some good books about horses/riding?

This is a discussion on Can anyone recommend some good books about horses/riding? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Is there any good book to learn about horses?
  • Horse riding book recommend

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-24-2010, 01:53 PM
  #1
Foal
Smile Can anyone recommend some good books about horses/riding?

I just wondered if anyone can recommend some good books to read to learn more about horses and riding? I know there are tons of different ones out there so I thought I'd see which ones people enjoyed before picking through all the choices. I'm also an 'older' rider so it doesn't need to be a super simple kids book or something.

TIA!!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-24-2010, 01:55 PM
  #2
Banned
My favorite book of all time is Centered Riding by Sally Swift. Very informative and her explanations make sense. Good position is a must for every discipline.
     
    09-24-2010, 01:58 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
Corino stole the words right outta my PC! I loved Sally Swift when I first got started.
     
    09-24-2010, 02:02 PM
  #4
Foal
Horses for Dummies (seriously there is some good info in there), Raising Horses (sold at tractor supply)
     
    09-24-2010, 02:19 PM
  #5
Foal
Centered Riding is great, as is "The Man Who Listens to Horses", books by Kelly Marks, and my new favourite, "Unlock Your Riding Talent" by Tina Sederholm.
     
    09-24-2010, 03:03 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Enlightened Equitation by Heather Moffitt, Getting the Most from Riding Lessons by Mike Smith, and Getting Your First Horse by Judith Dutson.
     
    09-25-2010, 02:21 PM
  #7
Weanling
How To Think Like A Horse by Cherry Hill. It is a good book, that covers many areas(even though it doesn't sound like it). It gives you a basic understanding of horses instincts and why they react like they do, without going into words that your like...ummm I didn't do Bio, I have no clue what the word means!?
     
    09-25-2010, 03:17 PM
  #8
Guest
Whatever book you buy most of them will be filled with terms used in equitation - most of which are words for which you think you know the meaning but for which probably you don't.

Jean St Fort Paillard - a Frenchman, wrote a book entitled
"Understanding Equitation".
In it JSFB explains words like impulsion, straightness, calmness, tension, engagement etc

The book Isbn 0-173-00059-4 is out of print - but try the second hand shops
Including Amazon.

If you want to learn about equitation you must first understand the language

This one of those books which you will refer back to, time after time.

Enjoy
     
    09-25-2010, 03:46 PM
  #9
Yearling
My favorites are "How to think like a horse" by Cherry Hill. I also loved the one "Keeping horses on a small acerage" by Cherry Hill.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Could anyone recommend a good horse movie? inaclick Movies, Music, and TV 33 08-25-2010 07:58 PM
Can anyone recommend a good substitute for bute? Brianna6432 Horse Health 15 03-11-2010 07:28 PM
Can anyone recommend a good western saddle... JumpingTheMoon Horse Tack and Equipment 18 01-09-2010 05:53 PM
Can anyone recommend a good pair of clippers? CloudsMystique Horse Grooming 11 10-22-2009 10:34 PM
Know of any good books or DVDs on natural horsemanship? Good trainers? BackInTheSaddleAgain Natural Horsemanship 17 05-12-2009 06:58 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0