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post #1 of 11 Old 10-15-2008, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know any good horse books?

So, my birthday is coming up on the 31 and my boyfriend and his parents want ideas as to what to get me for my birthday.
I'm terrible with this..I can't think of anything I need so I am thinking about books. I can always use a good book...
So, my question is..does anyone know any good books? Horse books are what I'm thinking of now but if someone has a good idea for another that'd be sweet too! :)
I don't like scary books fyi haha. Just a good happy story
OR if someone knows a good training book too that they would recommend. I really like Clinton Anderson and Pat Parelli and trainers of that sort.
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post #2 of 11 Old 10-15-2008, 07:24 PM
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I've enjoyed the Monty Roberts book The Man Who Listens to Horses
And Gawani Pony Boy's Horse Follow Closely


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I have read "Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul" I cried and cried. Sometimes with sadness and memory and sometimes with joy. Also, there is a REALLY old book called "First to Ride" by Pers Crowell. It is one of those books like they assign for you to read in grade school but it is still good. It is about a boy back in the prehistoric times that tames a wild stallion to show his people that they could be used for more than just food. It details his journey through learning to control the stallion and getting his people to accept the idea of using horses. You might have trouble finding it though. It was published in 1948. The copy that I have, my dad bought it when he was in grade school in about 1960.

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I'll second Horse Follow Closely, but it's not cheap! (Copy I have here is AUD$100)
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Let's see, it's hard to recommend novels because everyone's tastes are different.

But I'm not the only one who likes, Jane Smiley's Horse Heaven is very good. Not scary, lots of English-riding disciplines. It's not a new gifty hardcover, though, because it's been out for a while.

In non-fiction, the newish The Soul of a Horse by Joe Camp (yes, Benji's trainer). He's an advocate of barefoot horses, but his journey with natural horsemanship (specifically Join-Up) makes for a nice read.

And for something completely different, the book and card set The Way of the Horse by Linda Kohanov looks like a taro card set but isn't. She's the Tao of Equus lady who came up with these cards and the book that goes with them that explores and explains the human/equine connection. The paintings on the cards are both gorgeous and compelling. And the book covers a lot of horses in myth and how they enhance human nature.

Anyway, there's a lot of great stuff out there, so it all depends upon what you like to read.
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I've enjoyed the Monty Roberts book The Man Who Listens to Horses
And Gawani Pony Boy's Horse Follow Closely


That's what I was thinking!

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I like Vida's recomendations too!!!



Those are good books. I liked Monty Robert's Shy boy . BUT, It's a quick read...I got it from the local library and zipped through it in one day.

Chicken soup for the horse lover's soul also was a very good read.

What about some magazine subscriptions? My brother is a severe motorhead and he LOVES to get subscriptions for assorted magazines!!! It's a gift that keeps on giving too!!

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Thanks for the ideas! I just started reading The Man Who Listens To Horses. I like it so far! I did read Shy Boy and The Soul Of A Horse. I loved them both!!

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Clinton Anderson's book Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders.

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I like Dumas' suggestion of a magazine subscription. I really enjoyed John Lyons magazine Perfect Horse. I took to for several years and really learned a lot from it. Is not full of a lot of ads like so many mags are too.


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