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    02-16-2013, 08:06 PM
Useful training books, please?

I have been looking for some good books on training horses, but there are just so many of what seem to be the same thing. Do you guys know any books that have really proved helpful to you? I really hate books that go on and on about philosophies, etc, but I can tolerate it if the rest is good. I lean towards natural horsemanship but I also use traditional methods, a mixture of everything really. Riding style doesn't matter. My horse is a four year old arab who will do jumping, english (including dressage), and western. He won't be a fancy show horse or anything, although he is bred for it. Anyways, ground work is also extremely important right now and trick training methods are of fair value as well although that is not a priority this early on. Right now my priority is ground training, but any kind of book would be helpful. It doesn't even have to be 100% training, I just love doing new things with my horse. Stretches, balance exercises, and books on things of the like are also great :)

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    02-17-2013, 12:09 AM
I have found that the training book "The Complete Equine Training Manual," by Jo Weeks, has helped me alot. I hope it can help you too!
    02-17-2013, 12:44 AM
Green Broke
I've read tons of books over the years, but my favorite is "The Schooling of the Horse" by John Richard Young.

My other favorites are two from Jane Savoie... "Cross Train Your Horse" and "More Cross Training".

No matter if you ride English or western, or what you do, these books are so helpful, well-written, easy to follow, and have great photos.

I have re-read these books so many times, they're the best, and I've read a lot of books in my day, ha.
    02-17-2013, 01:22 AM
Showing Teaching Yourself to Train Your Horse: Simplicity, Consistency, and Common Sense from Foal to Comfortable Riding Horse (9780971231405): Richard D Alexander: Books

Wonderful groundwork book.

101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider: Jec Aristotle Ballou: 9781580175951: Books
Really good if you aren't feeling creative on horseback.

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