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    06-18-2010, 07:02 PM
What books should I read on Natural Horsemanship?

I'm looking for book recommendations. So far I have read:
  • Horse Follow Closely: Native American Horsemanship by Gawani Ponyboy
  • Natural Horse-Man-Ship by Pat Parelli
  • Teach Yourself Natural Horsemanship in 14 Days by Eric Bravo
  • What Your Horse Wants You to Know: What Horses "Bad Behavior" Means and How to Correct It by Gincy Self Bucklin
I want to read "True Horsemanship Through Feel" by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond as well.

Any other books you guys recommend?

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    06-18-2010, 07:54 PM
I recommend the one you want to get: Bill's book. They have an online discussion forum called Bill'sbook, discussion limited to it, & you need a copy in order to participate.
    06-18-2010, 08:29 PM
I've never tried his "join up" stuff, but I did enjoy Monty Roberts book The Man Who Listens to Horses.
    06-19-2010, 07:01 PM
The Soul of a Horse by Joe Camp is a pretty good one. Not really a how-to book, but it is insightful and helpful in understanding things from a horses' point of view.
    06-30-2010, 09:39 PM
I just finished reading "Natural Horsemanship Explained" by Robert M. Miller, DVM. This book was excellent. Very informative.
    07-03-2010, 02:25 AM
Clinton Anderson has a good book too.Sorry I can't think what it is called right now.
    07-15-2010, 03:01 AM
I am not sure but I have found lots of other books... check out... 100 ways to improve your horses behaviour even if he doesnt have a problem it gives you LOADS of ideas on ways to improve your bond!!!
    07-15-2010, 12:35 PM
A must is Tom Dorrance - repeat Tom - entitled "True Unity" - it is difficult to understand but the modern principles of Natural Horsemanship started with this wise, bent, old, cowboy.

And see if you can find a copy of " The schooling of the western horse" by
John Richard Young SbN 85131 182 2

Don't get too hung up on what is the latest fad - nothing is new about horses.
Treating a horse with respect is the fundamental starting point with most of the old horsemasters with perhaps one or two exceptions like the Duke of Newcastle & Baucher.

Remember to know how to do something correctly - you must also recognise how it is done incorrectly.
    07-15-2010, 12:49 PM
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the suggestions. :)

I just discovered the books of Mark Rashid---Horses Never Lie and Considering the Horse in particular. LOVED Horses Never Lie, and I'm reading Considering now. Fantastic reading.
    07-21-2010, 08:23 PM
"What horses reveal", "Dancing with horses" and the new book "the horse seeks me" by Klaus Ferdinand hempfling. The newest book is available in August.

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