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post #1 of 2 Old 08-14-2016, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody have recommendations of good books to read about horses in general, such as care, behavior, (English) riding, different tack, training, or maintaining a barn of your own? I wouldn't consider myself a newbie, but would always love to learn more. So are there any books you think are great that cover a little bit of everything?
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Common Sense Horsemanship by VS Littauer. Discusses things from a forward seat perspective.

How Your Horse Wants You to Ride by Gincy Bucklin. English riding in a general sense.

Horse Control - the Young Horse by Tom Roberts. His approach to training a new horse. Good advice on general principles of training.

The Horse's Mind
by Lucy Rees. Discusses the nature of horses, and offers a perspective that seems rare, but matches how I see my horses behave.

Also, try the member's journal section of horseforum. Lots of different riding perspectives, from dressage to trail riding to western...but the individual journeys over time, sometimes years, helps to show the long term relationships and difficulties with horses. Instead of the paragraph or a 5 minute video on how to fix something, you'll see someone struggling with issues and searching for answers - over time. You won't find a 3 day tool to build a bond, but see how people come to love and trust a horse - and the horse them - over many months and even years.
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