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 :)