I am curious as to information on to breaking and training young horses. I have a friend in Mississippi who breeds and breaks young Quarter Horses with his father. He is nineteen now and has been training his entire life and will still be learning every day. I am relatively new to horses, and certainly green to any aspect of husbandry, breeding, caring, or training them. I know it is a lengthy process that takes much patience, care, and education, but I feel that I have a calling to any sort of equine industry.
I am not inclined to look up a small colt or filly on Craigslist, spend a small purse on it, and bring it home to break. However, because I'm interested in the topic, I was curious if anybody could recommend me any books on the matter. Even though I know I will not be training young horses currently, I know that every time a rider is with a horse, especially one that is his or her own, either something is either being corrected and taught, or bad habits are being enforced, regardless of whether the person interacting with the horse is aware of. Therefore, I trust that even having the information in the back of my mind will help me any time I am involved with horses.