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201 Handy Hints for Horse Persons
by: Bush, Karen

201 time & money saving tricks of the trade to make stable management easier & more successful. Such as: make a feed scoop out of a plastic bottle; turn saddle saop tins into bridle pegs; mix your own hoofoil; convert an old sleeping bag into a stable rug; improve your horse's skin by feeding garlic; mend rubber riding boots with a bicycle repair kit; keep quartermarks in place with hair spray; make jump fillers from sacks of straw; tempt fussy eaters with molasses or black treacle; use mutton fat to improve brittle feet; and many many more. Illustrated. 72 pgs.
c. 1988, P/B...$5.00

50 Careers With Horses
by: Kreitler, Bonnie

Career possibilities from accountant to wrangler, job hunting, horse industry.
c.1995, S/C...$24.95

101 Uses For A Horse
by: Sovey-Nelson, Melissa
They've hauled things for us, given us rides, and plowed fields. This enchanting book full of color photographs depicts 101 of a horse's most useful traits. 112 pgs.
c. 2003, H/C...$14.95

125 Most Asked Questions About Horses...and the Answers
by: Malone, John

In his light and entertaining style, the author answers with wit and humor.

A Concise Guide to Polo
by: Watson, JNP

Ponies, rules, understanding the game, history, polo.
c. 1989... $16.95

A Horse In Your Backyard: A First-Time Owner's Primer of Hosre Keeping
by: Clemens, Virginia Phelps

For anyone considering owning a horse at home, Virginia Phelps Clemens provides a down-to-basics guide, specifically aimed at first-time owners. The author addresses such necessary considerations as the design, location, and materials for the barn; furnishing stall and tack room; grooming and exercise routines; and more. 30 photographs. 212 pgs.
c. 1991, H/C...$19.95
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

A Horse Of Your Own
by: Stoneridge, M.A.
A complete guide to choosing, caring for, training, showing & enjoying your horse, eastern or western style, and the varied sports & pleasures of the equestrian world. Also, various breeds and types are fully decribed as well as detail on how to go about finding the right horse for your purpose. Illustrated with drawings and over 200 photographs. 480 pgs.
c. 1963, H/C...$15.00

Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good with dust jacket, dust jacket shows wear, inscrption in front cover, tape marks inside front & back cover, all inside pages excellent condition.

A Pictorial History Of Performing Horses
by: Fox, Charles Philip

Pages & chapters for every kind of horse lover & circus buff: the Liberty Horse, The High School Horse, Bare Back Acts, Rodeo & Wild West, Circus Ponies, Circus Baggage Stock. Hundreds of B/W photos. 168 pgs.
c. 1960, Limited Ed, #205/250 - Signed by author, H/C...$125.00

Used, Out-Of-Print,
Only 1 Copy in Stock, #205/250
Condition: Very Good, with dust jacket

A Pictorial Life Story of Misty
by: Henry, Marguerite

The author, Marguerite Henry, describes how she came to own the well-known Chincoteague pony, Misty, & their subsequent experiences together. Many B/W photos & illustrations along with 16 pages of color photos. 144 pgs.
c. 1976, H/C...$50.00

Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, no dust jacket ex-library, usual library markings, no other writing or marking, binding good

ABC's of Trail Class (An Alpine Arena Handbook)
Truskauskas, Laurie

Teach your horse the trail courses step by step. Teaches manuevers such as: back-up, sidepass, poles, jog-overs & lope-overs. Training for obstacles: gate, bridge, mail, box, & water. Includes 5 courses you can practice. 30 pgs.
c. 2002, Booklet, Spiral Bound...$9.95

All-Weather Surfaces for Horses
by: Lodge, Ray

Today many riders will work their horses on an artifical surface at some time, and more and more people are thinking about installing artificial surfaces in both public and private facilities. Knowing which surfaces will be most advantageous for the site and the type of use concerned is the first hurdle to clear. This is a guide which answers questions about all-weather surfaces, covering the choice of site, drainage, construction, material, maintenance, common causes of failure and the particular requirements for boh indoor and outdoor maneges and arenas plus cross-country courses and racecourses. 80 pgs.
c. 1994, S/C... $19.95

American Horse Show
by: Self, Margaret Cabell

Written for the owner, trainer, rider, exhibitor, and spectator, this book covers all aspects of all competitive divisions recognized by the American Horse Show Association. 292 pgs.
c. 1958, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

An Expert's Guide To Horse Selection & Care For Beginners
by: Conn, George Dr.

Besides telling the reader how he can best train his horse for the type of work he wants it to perform, the author discusses, in detail, the various types of horses and how they should be judged; the art of breeding them successfully; how and what to feed them, and why; all phases of managing them, from the time they are foaled; and how to best go about selling them. The text is lavishly illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Chapters cover: Selecting a horse, conformation, types of horses, stables & lots, saddles & bridles, clothing & bedding, grooming, clipping, handling, exercise, breeding, giving medicines, legs, feet, more. 256 pgs.
A classic that is still in-print
c. 1969, S/C... $10.00

An Expert's Guide To Horseback Riding For Beginners
by: Taylor, Louis

Modern American riding calls for a relationship between horse and rider that is somewhat like that of partners in ballroom dancing. This relationship is most obvious in the two most intensely American fields of riding, the riding of American Saddle Horse and Western riding. With both, we will consider the selection of the horse, the care of the personal mount and of his tack, the handling of the horse in a trailer, the shoeing of the horse and the problems of the young rider. Sections include: For the Beginner, Variety in American Riding, Selecting the Personal Mount, Selecting a Registered Horse, Care of the Personal Mount, Equipment, and Attaining Proficiency. Extensive photographs & illustrations. 276 pgs.
A classic that is still in-print.
c. 1963, S/C... $10.00

Backyard Horseman
by: Rude, Ron

Equipment, psychology, health, feeding, training, pasture management. B/W photos. 146 pgs
c. 1987, S/C...$12.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Bacon & Beans: Ranch-Country Recipes (Western Horseman)
by: Hughes, Stella

A collection of tales and recipes from the west. Her writing involves recipes, but the real content is the well-spiced, rib-tickling, immensely satisfying view of western life from Eagle Creek, Arizona. Chapter titles: The Uncrowned Kings; Cookin' by Guess and by Gosh; Campfires and Dutch Ovens; Day's A-Breakin'; Doughgods and Other Breads; Salads and Stuff; All But the Hide and Horns; Cookin' the Wild Ones; Hot Stuff!; Frijoles; Y'All Come; Fluff-Duffs and Other Sweets; More for the Sweet Tooth; Break Time; Special Helps. 136 pages.
c.1990, S/C, Spiral...$14.95

Basic Horsemanship English & Western: A Complete Guide For Riders & Instructors
by: Prince, Eleanor F. & Collier, Gaydel

This revised and updated paperback edition of the popular guide by the authors of Basic Horse Care provides riders and instructors with all the fundamental techniques needed for both English and Western styles of riding in a sound yet novel approach that combines the relationships and differences of the two methods. From first mount to competitive riding, plus all the key facts about horse care, feeding and grooming, English and Western tack, and more. Line drawings and photographs throughout. 344 pgs
c. 1993, Rev & Updated, S/C...$18.95
Condition: Very Good

Basic Riding (Crowood Equestrian Guide)
by: Foster, Carol

Basic Riding is aimed at the younger rider. It is a thorough introduction which dispels the myths surrounding riding and clearly explains all the terminology and different techniques. It covers preparing to ride, lunging, communicating with the horse or pony, working through the transitions, how to ride each pace, choosing a riding school, and riding across country. This excellent guide will give all novices a thorough background and a sound basis on which to develop their riding skills. 96 pgs.
c. 1991, S/C... $17.95

Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of a Horse and a Man Who Changed the World
by: Rivas, Mim Eichler

Masterfully told, poignant, and rich with spellbinding historical detail, this is the remarkable, true story of an extraordinary horse and his pioneering trainer who symbolized America at the dawn of the 20th century. For close to a century, a majestic chapter of American history has been buried in an obscure grave in Shelbyville, Tennessee. BEAUTIFUL JIM KEY, the onetime ugly duckling of a scrub colt that became one of the most heralded and beloved heroes of his day, was famous neither for his beauty nor his speed but instead for his exceptional intelligence. Said to have an I.Q. equivalent to that of a human sixth-grader, Jim exploded on to the national scene in 1897 by demonstrating inexplicable abilities to read, write, spell, do mathematics, tell time, sort mail, cite biblical passages, and debate politics. For the next nine years, Jim performed in nationwide expositions and world's fairs to wildly receptive crowds, smashing box-office records, overcoming hurdles of prejudice and skepticism, all the while winning rapturous praise from the press and leaders such as President McKinley, Booker T. Washington, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth. In this breathtaking saga, Jim's astonishing journey is coupled with that of his trainer and best friend, Dr. William Key, a self-taught veterinarian, former slave, Civil War veteran, prominent African-American entrepreneur, and one of the most renowned horse whisperers of his time -- a man who shunned all force in the training of horses, instead relying on kindness and patience. 16-page photo insert. 334 pgs.
c. 2005, H/C...$25.95

Beautiful Jim Key: The Lost History of a Horse and a Man Who Changed the World
by: Rivas, Mim Eichler

Masterfully told, poignant, and rich with spellbinding historical detail, this is the remarkable, true story of an extraordinary horse and his pioneering trainer who symbolized America at the dawn of the 20th century. For close to a century, a majestic chapter of American history has been buried in an obscure grave in Shelbyville, Tennessee. BEAUTIFUL JIM KEY, the onetime ugly duckling of a scrub colt that became one of the most heralded and beloved heroes of his day, was famous neither for his beauty nor his speed but instead for his exceptional intelligence. Said to have an I.Q. equivalent to that of a human sixth-grader, Jim exploded on to the national scene in 1897 by demonstrating inexplicable abilities to read, write, spell, do mathematics, tell time, sort mail, cite biblical passages, and debate politics. For the next nine years, Jim performed in nationwide expositions and world's fairs to wildly receptive crowds, smashing box-office records, overcoming hurdles of prejudice and skepticism, all the while winning rapturous praise from the press and leaders such as President McKinley, Booker T. Washington, and Alice Roosevelt Longworth. In this breathtaking saga, Jim's astonishing journey is coupled with that of his trainer and best friend, Dr. William Key, a self-taught veterinarian, former slave, Civil War veteran, prominent African-American entrepreneur, and one of the most renowned horse whisperers of his time -- a man who shunned all force in the training of horses, instead relying on kindness and patience. 16-page photo insert. 334 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$14.95

Becoming an Effective Rider
by: Hill, Cherry

Developing your mind and body for balance and unity, aids, safety, clothing.
c. 1991, S/C... $16.95

Beds & Bedding (Threshold Picture Guide #9)
by: Watson, Mary Gordon

A guide to the materials used for horses' bedding, with simple instructions on how to create and maintain comfortable, clean beds for horses and ponies. Covers: Straw, alternatives, cleaning, manure pile, cast horse, hygiene, storage. 24 pgs.
c. 1988, Booklet... $12.00

Beginner's Guide to Horseback Riding
by: Wall, Sheila

Would you like to show, hunt, ride in horse trials or race? Or do you want to know just enough about horses to take a quiet ride through the countryside? Whatever your aims are in riding, the more you know about the sport the more you will enjoy it. Whether you wish to ride one day a week or seven, whether you aim to jump five-foot fences or to canter through the park, you will want to develop good horsemanship. The ingredients of good horsemanship are an understanding of horses in general and the horse your are riding in particular – plus good form. Through good form you can tell your horse clearly what you expect of him and you will be secure and comfortable in the saddle. It will get you well on your way to being a good horseman as well as a good rider. Photographs. 130 pgs.
A classic that is still in-print.
c. 1961, Rev, S/C... $5.00

Beginner's Handbook Of Horsemanship (Essentails Of Horsemanship)
by: Montgomery, Dorothy Ford

Chapters cover: general terms, classification of horses, psychology of horses, conformation, tack & equipment, riding, teaching the beginner, theory of horsemanship, problems, adventures with horses, how to buy or sell a horse, care of the horse (feeding, daily care, monthly routines, care of the stall, feet, exercise), the sick or injured horse, the stableman, boarding horses, stables, & how to organize a horse show. Illustrations. 242 pgs.
c.1949, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, no dust jacket, inscrption in front cover

Believe: A Horseman's Journey
by: Brannaman, Buck & Reynolds, William

Master horseman Buck Brannaman, the real-life Horse Whisperer, continues the chronicle of his life as trainer and mentor, as we meet thirteen remarkable people whose lives he has affected. Through their own accounts of help and healing and through Brannaman's own introductions, the reader is inspired by the hope and confidence that he instilled in these individuals. 178 ps.
c. 2006, S/C...$16.95

Better Riding Through Exercise (Threshold Picture Guides #42)
by: Pearce, Linda

A guide to improving the rider's position and effectiveness through a program of exercises and stretches designed for riders. Color illustrations. 24 pgs.
c. 1999, Booklet...$12.95

Beyond the Mirrors
by: Hassler, Jill

Study of the mental and spiritual aspects of horsemanship.
c. 1988, S/C... $15.95

BFI Companion To The Western
Comprehensive guide to the films and culture background of the western.
c. 1993...S/C...New Ed...$19.95

Bhsai Course Companion
by: French, Jo

This book has been written for candidates for the British Horse Sciety Assistant Instructor's (BHSAI) examination and covers the entire syllabus, including stabe management, physiology, psychology, health, riding and teaching, as well as advice on examination approach and attitude and sample questions. It is equally useful to those taking the Horse Knowledge and Riding examinations or as a concise reference manual for all horse owners, grooms or instructors, or those simply wishing to further their knowledge. Illustrations. 160 pgs.
c. 1990, S/C...$21.95

Blood Horses: Notes of a Sportswriter's Son
by: Sullivan, John Jeremiah

Incorporating elements of memoir and reportage, the son of sportswriter Mike Sullivan pens a witty, encyclopedic, and in the end profound meditation on what Edwin Muir called our "long-lost archaic companionship" with the horse. 261 pgs.
c. 2004, H/C, (Reg Price $24.00)...$20.00
Condition: Very good, ex-library, usual library markings, otherwise like new inside

Book Of Horses & Horsemanship
by: Grifffen, Jeff
For horse lovers of all ages. A guide to the major breeds, how to ride, train & tend a horse. It's competitions, horse shows, rodeos & exhibitions. 182 pgs.
c. 1963, H/C...$12.50
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Fair with dust jacket, dust jacket shows wear, binding broke but inside pages are in very good condition

Book of the Horse: Classic Edition
by: Sidney, Samuel

Reprinted in 1985, this book was originally published in the 1880's as "The Book of the Horse: (Thoroughbred, Half-bred, Cart-bred), Saddle & Harness, British & Foreign". It offers extensive suggestions for the handling & care of horses commonly accepted at that time. Although there is value & interest in the long vivid descritpions, the veterinarian advice in the book can not be substitued for modern methods of veterinary medicine. Illustrated. 680 pgs.
c. 1985, (originally 1880's), H/C...$15.00
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: New

British Equestrian Directory

Contains a comprehensive list of Equestrain data for Britain.
c. 1994/1995, H/C...$55.00

Buffalo Bill & His Wild West: A Pictorial Biography
by: Rosa, Joseph G. & May, Robin

Who more than Buffalo Bill symbolizes the American West? William Frederick Cody (1846-1917) personified, packaged, and perpetuated the myth of the Wild West. This lively biography documents fully the events of his extraordinary career as a buffalo hunter, army scout, freighter, and guide on the Great Plains, and as a showman on two continents. More than 150 fully captioned historic photographs--many never before published--depict Buffalo Bill from his childhood days to his reign as a superlative actor and producer whose Wild West remains unique in the annals of show business. This volume preserves the color and spectacle of a bygone era--and, best of all, shows that that the real and heroic figure rivals the invented and legendary Buffalo Bill. B/W photos. 243 pgs.
c. 1989, S/C, (Reg Price $14.95)...$12.50
Condition: Very Good, ex-library, usual library markings

Buying & Selling a Horse
by: Hill, Cherry

Criteria for selection, pre-purchase agreement & exam, paperwork.
c. 1991, Booklet... $3.95

Care of the Stabled Horse
by: Hamer, David

Creating a healthy stable environment, exercise, presentation, care & management.
c. 1993... $24.95

Caring For Your Horse
by: Draper, Judith

Comprehensive guide to successful horse & pony care: buying a horse, stable management, equipment, grooming, and first aid. Color photos. 96 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C, Updated... $13.00

Catching Horses Made Easy (Intelligent Horsemanship)
by: Marks, Kelly

Every owner knows the frustration of not being able to catch their horse or pony but by following Kelly's practical advice you will soon have horses that positively want to be caught! A horse's natural inclination is to live in cooperation rather than conflict and the essence of this book is to help you to work with the horse and not against him. Kelly shows the reader how to look at things from the horse's viewpoint and by doing so to make him want to be with us and to follow us. Kelly writes about initial handling in the stable and in the field and describes the ways in which we can improve our body language so that he is comfortable being with us. Working with the methods described by Kelly you will soon have a horse that will not only want to come with you but will also be a generally more willing partner. Color photos. 24 pgs.
c. 2000, Booklet...$11.95

Centered Riding
by: Swift, Sally

Teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, soft eyes, proper breathing, centering, balance. Precise illustrations & photographs. 198 pgs.
c. 1985... $22.95

Champion Horses & Riders of North America
by: Fritz, John

A Picture Yearbook of the 1974 winners of the American Horse Shows Association high point awards and competition finals. Also Olympic and Pan American Games winners, major polo competitions and principal horsemanship championships in the United States. B/W photos. 176 pgs.
c. 1975, H/C...$22.50
Used, Out-of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, some slight water damage

Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac
by: Hill, Cherry

The Essential Month-by-Month Guide for Everyone Who Keeps or Cares for Horses. Everyone who loves and works with horses needs a master plan to keep the horse farm running smoothly and the residents (human and equine) happy and healthy. Here is Cherry Hill’s “Horsekeeping Master Plan,” her month-by-month guide to all the workings of a horse farm, with reminders, to-do lists, reference charts, climate notes, equine wit and wisdom, and an “Ask Cherry” feature. Hill’s advice helps every horseperson — new and experienced, Western and English — establish routines that follow the natural cycles of the animals and the land. This almanac is a valued resource readers will keep on hand to welcome each new season to the farm. Illustrated. 576 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$24.95

Chosen By A Horse (A Memoir)
by: Richards, Susan

The horse Susan Richards chose for rescue wouldn't be corralled into her waiting trailer. Instead Lay Me Down, a former racehorse with a foal close on her heels, walked right up that ramp and into Susan's life. This gentle creature, malnourished, plagued by pneumonia and an eye infection, had endured a rough road, but somehow her heart was still open and generous. It seemed fated that she would come into Susan's paddock and teach her how to embrace the joys of life despite the dangers of living. An elegant and often heartbreaking tale filled with animal characters as complicated and lively as their human counterparts, this is an inspiring story of courage and hope and the ways in which all love, even an animal's, has the power to heal.
c. 2006, S/C...$13.00

Common Sense Horsemanship
by: Littauer, Vladimir

A distinct method of riding and schooling horses and of learning to ride. 333 pgs.
c. 1951, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Common Sense Horsemanship (2nd Edition)
by: Littauer, Vladimir

A distinct method of riding and schooling horses and of learning to ride. B/W photos & illustrations. 370 pgs.
c. 1972, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good

Competition Horse: Breeding, Production & Management
by: McBane, Susan

Conformation, temperament, heredity, breeding, diet, management, marketing.
c. 1991... $27.50

Competition Pony
by: Webber, Toni

Riding, horsemanship, various.
c. 1986... $14.95

Complete Book Of Horses & Horsemanship
by: Anderson, C.W.

Breeds & breeding; a rider's equipment; care & training; horsemen's talk, famous horses, riding skills. With over 50 drawings. 182 pgs
c. 1963, H/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Complete Book Of Horses & Ponies
by: Self, Margaret Cabell

Chapters on: horses through the Ages, types & breeds, physical features, behavior, choosing, tack, equipment, stable, care & handling, first aid, basic principles of correct riding, advanced riding, jumping, activities for advanced riders, & training the horse or pony. Filled with illustrations. 316 pgs.
c. 1963, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Complete Book Of In-Hand Showing
by: Fell, Alex

Practical advice on the general aspects of showing, details for each breed.
c.1996... $41.95

Complete Horse & Rider: A Practical Handbook of Riding & An Illustrated Guide To Tack & Equipment
by: Muir, Sarah & Sly, Debby

Tips on choosing the appropraite tack, with clear step-by-step instructions for cleaning & fitting saddles, bridles & bits. Valuable info on safety equipment & clothing, including clothing for show jumping, polo & racing & horse accessories, Straighforward riding instruction for the novice rider, from how to sit on a horse to trotting, cantering & galloping. Detailed advice for the more experienced rider, including how to pass a dressage test, jumping skills & cross-country riding, as well as info on mounted games & race riding. Filled with color photos. 256 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$21.95

Complete Horse Book
by: Edwards & Geddes

Breeding, management, training.
c. 1995... $16.95

Concise Book Of The Horse
by: Geddes, Candida

Abridged version of Complete Book Of The Horse - a more compact book but still covers such essentails as breeds & types, health, care & management, stable management, training and the various sports, as well as a brief history of the horse. B/W photos & illustrations. A few color photos. 166 pgs.
c. 1975, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Conditioning To Win

For many years this book has been considered a basic and required training manual for all serious horse people. It thoroughly covers fundamental methods and techniques, exercise physiology, and conditioning needs. It provides the information you need to properly address the physical and mental needs of all ages and types of horses. The book contains many photos, and informative interviews from known equine professionals. 320 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C... $38.00

Controversial Horse
by: Summerhays & Walker

Judging, breeding, questions & answers.
c. 1966... $12.95

Conversations With Horse
by: Solisti-Mattelon, Kate

An uncommon dialog of equine wisdom. Filled with answers that will enhance your intimate connection with these beautiful creatures. 113 pgs.
c. 2004, H/C...$15.95

Creating a Bond with Your Horse (Intelligent Horsemanship)
by: Marks, Kelly

The successful bond between horse and rider is the basis for all work together. In this book, Kelly Marks shows the reader how to create a happy and productive partnership. Kelly describes the process known as 'join up', explains how body language affects the horse and the common mistakes to avoid. She also uses her interest in human psychology to look at the dark side of human treatment of horses and gives advice on stress relief and controlling anger. Color photos. 24 pgs.
c. 1999, Booklet...$11.95

Encyclopedia Of Horses
by: Hermsen, Josee

Common equestrian terms & concepts are arranged alphabetically by chapter.
c. 1998, H/C... $24.95

Encyclopedia Of The Horse
by: Edwards, Elwyn

Definitive guide to the horse: major breeds of the world, history & use.
c. 1994... $39.95

Endurance & Competitive Trail Riding
by: Tellington, Wentworth & Tellington Jones, Linda

A complete guide to the sport of distance riding. Selecting the right horse, feeding, training, conditioning, shoeing, competing, managing & judging. B/W photos. 314 pgs.
c. 1979, H/C...$39.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Endurance Riding
by: Hyland, Ann

How to condition, train & manage your horse for long-distance competition. 159 pgs.
c. 1975, H/C...$20.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Equestrain Technique
by: Roberts, Tris

First steps, developing precision, fine control, aids, canters, jumps.
c. 1992... $34.95

Equine Athlete: How To Develop Your Horse's Athletic Potential
by: Hodges, Jo

Training & development programs based on horse's conformation & temperament.
c. 1991... $24.95

by: Froissard, Jean

Here at last is a single volume in which every principal and problem of training, instruction, equitation, school, stables and activities is analyzed and discussed from the viewpoints of all three participants – teacher, rider and horse. Jean Froissard, one of France's most dynamic riding masters, speaks here to the young instructor who more often than not finds himself entrusted with beginning riders and with horses he must train or, worse, retrain. Yet he also speaks to the young horseman, for in explaining to the teacher what it is that makes his horses and pupils tick, by the same token he explains to the pupil the functioning and motivation of his horse and teacher. Of special interest to instructors and directors of riding schools will be the last section of the book, "The Lighter Side," in which the author gives detailed information and advice on the very delicate problems of the closely related matters of stable management, organization of activities, and human relations in a special environment. Generously illustrated with diagrams, drawings, photographs, and reproductions of paintings and engravings, some famous, some little-known. 336 pgs.
A classic that is still in-print.
c. 1967, S/C... $7.00

Equitation For The Everyday Rider
by: Marshall, Leonie

Comprehensive self-help guide for the rider wanting to go further.
c. 1996... $35.00

Essential Care of the Ridden Horse
by: Gray, Peter MVB, MRCVS

The horse is a delicate yet powerful athlete, demanding knowledge able care from those who work with him in order to fulfill his potential in whatever the chosen discipline. This book provides essential information and tracks the care of the horse from field to full fitness providing expert advice on any problems that are likely to arise. It will reduce the number of common injuries & illnesses & discover how everyday, sensible actions can improve & lead to consistently better health for your horse. Filled with color photos & illustrations. 160 pgs.
c. 2002, H/C...$29.99
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Condition: New

Family Horse
by: Herman, Pauline W.

Written in terms that an inexperienced person could easily understand. Chapters: So you're going to buy a horse, your stable, how to clean a stall, the paddock, tack, exercise, grooming, bathing, shoeing, clipping & trimming, simple feeding instructions, when to call the vet, & your horse. B/W photos. 130 pgs.
c. 1959, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Condition: Very good, no dust jacket. Name sticker inside front cover.

First Horse (Western Horseman)
by: Smith, Fran

Complete guide for the first-time horse owner. Chapters: what you want in a horse, help finding a horse, what to look for, how to test-ride, what you're willing to pay, where to keep it, where to ride it, gear, partnering up, handling, grooming, saddling up, let's ride, common problems, lessons & trainers, advanced manuevers, hauling your horse, feeding, health care & hoof care. B/W photos. 175 pgs.
c. 1995, S/C... $14.95

Fit For Riding: Exercises For Riders & Vaulters
by: Meyners, Eckart

Training, conditioning, methods, warm up, age, tips, additional exercises.
c. 1992, S/C... $18.95

Fit To Finish
by: Oltmann-Hesselgesser-Stillman-Lewis

Distance rider's guide to personal fitness & nutrition.
c. 1990, S/C... $9.95

Four Oaks: A Biography Of The Forshaws
by: Chivers, Keith

Life & times of the most famous of shire horse breeders.
c. 1994... $38.95

From The Center Of The Ring
by: Hill, Cherry

The inside secrets of equestrian competition including Western and English events, protocol, tack and clothing, grooming, and etiquette. B/W photos. 179 pgs.
c. 1988... $21.95

Fun On Horseback
by: Self, Margaret

Sections of the book include: Breaking and Training the Colt, Games, Gymkhana Competitions and Races, Presenting an Amateur Circus, Riding on the Trail, Hunting with Bloodhounds, and Military Organizations. Fun on Horseback will be of interest to all horsemen young or old, and it will be of use to parents, leaders and teachers who are engaged in passing on their love and knowledge of horses and riding to the young riders of America. Photos & illustrations. 270 pgs.
A classic that is still in-print.
c. 1978, S/C... $4.00

Fun On Horseback
by: Self, Margaret Cabell
Section one deals with breaking & training of colts from the day the foal is born to his appearance in the ring or on the hunt field. Lessons in harness, light dressage & parlor tricks. Section two cotains games & gymnkhana contests. The material is classified as to age & abilities of the riders. Section three gives descriptions on trail riding. Section four gives descriptions of hunting with bloodhounds. Section five gives, in laymen terms, the exact forms & regulations of both mounted & foot drills, for use in schools & groups where miltary training & parades are of interest. B/W photos & illustrations. 229 pgs.
c. 1945, H/C...$35.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Condition: Book Very good, dust jacket fair with small tears on edges

Fundamentals Of Riding: Theory & Practice
by: Harris, Charles

Fundamental principles which combine the traditional & modern day technique.
c.1996, New Ed... $24.95

Get A Horse! Basics Of Back-Yard Horsekeeping
by: Price, Steven

Contents: should we own a horse?; the barn; paddock; riding ring; stable equipment; buying the right horse; breeds & types; finding a horse; western tack; english tack; care of tack; feeding; bedding; stable routines; grooming; stable management; exercising; lunging; learning to ride;clothing; good horsemanship; your child & the horse; how to keep a horse healthy; how to recognize ailments; caring for the sick horse; alternatives to keeping a horse on your own property; horse shows; games; other activities; using a trailer. Includes lists of periodicals, books, & organizations; & a glossary. Illustrations. 144 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$15.00
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Condition: Near Mint, no dust jacket

Getting The Most From Riding Lessons
by: Smith, Mike

Gives you all the info you need to communicate with instructor & improve your skills.
c. 1998, S/C... $19.95

Getting Your First Horse
by: Dutson, Judith

Takes you step-by-step through the buying or leasing process.
c. 1998, S/C... $19.95

Getting Your Horse Fit
by: Tuke, Diana R.

Comprehensive program covering 8 weeks dealt with week by week.
c.1984, S/C... $7.50

Go The Distance
by: Loving, Nancy

Complete resource for endurance horses, nutrition, conditioning, fitness.
c. 1997... $26.00

Hank Wiescamp Story (Western Horseman)
by: Holmes, Frank

Authorized biography of the legendary Colorado horseman, Hank Wiescamp. Complete with the stories, the pedigrees, the show & race records, and the photographs that chronicle 70 years of horse breeding, showing, and selling activity. 207 pgs.
c. 1996, S/C... $14.95

Healing Touch of Horses
Edited by: Llewellyn, A Bronwyn

True Stories of Courage, Hope, and the Transformative Power of the Human/Equine Bond. Inspired by her work with horses and patients at the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, horse lover and author A. Bronwyn Llewellyn brings together the most moving tributes to the healing power of horses ever collected in one volume. With an introduction by Cynthia Ruiz, the internationally known dressage competitor whose own paralysis led her to promote therapeutic riding throughout the world, as well as a foreword by Dawn Prince-Hughes, bestselling author of Songs of the Gorilla Nation, Horse Healers appeals to everyone with a love of horses, and an appreciation for the unique relationship we humans have with these very special animals--a relationship that can transform lives for the better. 246 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$14.95

History & Romance Of The Horse
by: Alexander, David

In hundreds of pictures & over 25,000 words it covers the the history of the horse from the 11 inch eophippus to the perfect creature called the thoroughbred. 128 pgs.
c. 1962, S/C...$15.00
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by: Evans, J. Warren

Breeds, biology, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, health, management.
c. 1990, 2nd Ed... $49.95

Horse & Equestrian Sport
by: Hermsen, Josee

Practical info on keeping & caring for horses on different equine sports.
c. 1996... $24.95

Horse & Pony Diary
by: Hermsen, Josee

Space to jot down your day-to-day experiences among photos & stories.
c. 1997... $14.95

Horse & Pony Photograph Album
Photo album with cut-out sections for you to insert your own pictures.
c. 1998... $7.95

Horse (Eyewitness Book)
by: Clutton-Brock, Juliet

Discover the world of horses & ponies. Evolution, behavior, role in history.
c. 1992... $15.00

Horse Companion
by: Holderness-Roddam, Jane

Everything that the beginning rider needs to know about riding skills and equipment is featured in this beautiful, lavishly illustrated volume, along with advice on maintaining the horse's health, grooming, and diet. There is an extensive glossary, an index, and more than 400 full-color photos and drawings.
c. 1997... $35.00

Horse Fever: A Guide for Horse Lovers & Riders
by: Johnson, Pat

Popular show horses, the western horse, equipping you & your horse, care & feeding, first aid, common sense of riding, the crowning glory. B/W photos. 92 pgs.
c. 1962, H/C...$5.00
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Horse Gaits, Balance & Movement
by: Harris, Susan

Natural mechanics of movement common to all breeds. With more than 300 superb drawings - which demonstrate the kind of nuance & detail photographs do not permit - the author addresses the following topics: basic structure & anatomy; the cycle of movement; gaits & transitions; balance & movement; poor movement; flexion, bending & lateral movement; conformation & movement; shoeing & movement; & how a rider affects movement. She includes a chapter on practical tips for improving the horse's movement. 178 pgs.
c. 1993, H/C...$27.50
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Conditon: Like New

Horse In Husbandry
by: Brown, Jonathan

The passing of the farm horse seemed to many to be the end of something that had lasted since time immemorial, for horses had been used in British farming for a thousand years or thereabouts. In another sense the age of horse-powered farming was short-lived, for it reached its peak with the agricultural revolution and mechanization of arable farming of the late-18th and 19th centuries. By the 1920s the finely developed management of horse power on the land was already beginning to break down under the pressures of economy in labour and then of the introduction of tractors. It is the horse-powered farming of the final era, from the late-18th century onwards, that is the subject of this book. Over 100 contemporary illustrations are included in this book. The text and illustrations together attempt to show what went into the development of the final age of horse power on the land, and something of how that system of farming worked. The coverage is the whole of England, Wales and Scotland. 113 pgs.
c. 1991... $29.95

Horse In Winter: His Management & Work
by: McBane, Susan

c. 1988... $35.00

Horse Keeper's Handbook
by: Posey, Jeanne K.

In clear, easy-to-follow everyday terms, this book tells you exactly how to take care of your horse. Covers: stabling, feeding, health care, grooming, horse handling & showing. Includes a glossary of terms, identification chart of parts of a horse, plus more than 100 how-to photographs. 282 pgs.
c. 1974, P/B...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Horse Owner's Concise Guide
by: Hanauer, Elsie V.

Conformation, hoof, teeth, illness, injury, general care, handling, general information. B/W illustrations. 102 pgs.
A classic that is still in-print.
c. 1969, S/C... $5.00

Horse Owner's Stable Handbook
by: Chesters, Kathy

Routine procedures, housing, common ailments, tack & training aids, stabling.
c. 1996... $39.95

Horse Owner's Survival Guide
by: Henderson, Carolyn

A step-by-step, fully illustrated introduction to horse ownership, including choosing a horse, feeding and grooming, tack and clothing, bedding, bathing, fencing, safety, and insurance. B/W photos. 157 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$14.95

Horse Power
by: Clutton-Brock, Juliet

A history of the horse & donkey in human societies.
c. 1992... $29.95

Horse Rider's Handbook
by: Mortimer, Monty

Riding, training, jumping, dressage.
c. 1989... $22.95

Horse Rider's Problem Solver
by: Britton, Vanessa

Provides practical solutions to the most common problems relating to riding.
c. 1997... $27.95

Horse Riding Explained
by: Henschel, Georgie

Communicating with the horse, balance & coordination, riding the gaits, care.
c. 1989, S/C... $11.95

Horse Sense: Complete Guide To Horse Selection & Care
by: Mettler, John J. DVM

Housing, feeding, health, breeding.
c. 1989, S/C... $14.95

Horse Sense: How To Develop Your Horse's Intelligence
by: Blake, Henry

This is Blake's third book on horse psychology & behavior. It is packed with down to earth advice for horse owners both new & experienced, this book progresses from choosing & buying a hose, to teaching it to be caught & ridden, to jump & hunt, & goes on to schooling for racing & competition. It describes how to unleran bad habits & substitue new patterns of behavior, & stresses that intuitive sympathy is the key to a happy relationship between horse & rider. 16 page photo insert. 206 pgs.
c. 1979, 1997 reprint, S/C...$14.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Horse Sense & The Human Heart
by: McCormick & McCormick

What horses can teach us about trust, bonding, creativity and spirituality. 228 pgs.
c. 1997, S/C...$10.95

Horse Sense For Horse People: Using the Gentle Wisdom of the Join-Up Technique to Enrich Our Relationships at Home and at Work
by: Roberts, Monty

By the suthor of the #1 bestseller The Man Who Listens To Horses. The real-life horse whisperer returns with a book of horse sense that is practical, philosophical and provocative, and demonstrates how trust, respect and communication are the keys to fruitful relationships. 220 pgs.
c. 2001, H/C...$24.95

Condition: Like new except name in front cover

Horse Tails
by: Porter, Valerie

Serious, extraordinary, mythological & frivolous facts & anecdotes.
c. 1989... $9.95

Horse Tradin'
by: Green, Ben

20 humorous true accounts of the author's experiences around corrals, stables, & wagon yards of the cattleman's west. 304 pgs.
c. 1967, Reprint 2007, H/C...$26.95
New, In-Print Edition, Reprint of Original Edition

Horse: A Complete Encyclopedia
by: Cary, LaFontaine, Robins & Wyatt

Historical background, world breeds, horse care, competitive sports, and a glossary of equestrain terms. Color photos. 224 pgs.
c. 1987, H/C...$19.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Horse: Fitness & Competition
by: Brega, Julie

Combines a traditional horse-fitness programme with interval training. The text describes various types of competition and regulations, including endurance rides, showjumping and horse trials. Information is given on stress and the competition horse, with particular attention paid to the cause and effects and prevention of overheating and dehydration. The chapter on transportation discusses types of vehicles, legislation and the transportation of horses by road, air and sea.
c.1996, S/C... $19.95

Horse: General Management
by: Brega, Julie

Concerned with the care & nutrition of the horse at grass or in the stable.
c. 1993, S/C... $19.95

Horseback Riding
by: Mellin, Jeanne

Chapters: Before you begin, the three seats, light horse breeds, tack, clothing, riding hunt seat, riding stock seat, riding saddle seat, & a final word. B/W line drawings. 128 pgs.
c. 1970, H/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Condition: Good, ex-library with library stamps & marks

Horseback Riding Made Fun & Easy
by: Coen, Sue

This book is a combination of three texts written by Sue Coen to accompany equitation instruction at her Windy Hill Stable. The author felt a definite need for a very simple, very basic book that would accompany this instruction without confusing the students with too much detail. This book is not intended to take the place of good instruction; it is intended as a supplement to be used along with instruction to reinforce what is being taught in the riding ring. There is no substitute for actual instruction and criticism from a competent instructor. Besides developing patience and consideration, horseback riding also develops self-discipline. Covers: Fundamentals, walk, trot, canter, back, tack, care, emergencies, rules. Photos & Illustrations. 253 pgs.
A classic that is still in-print. .
c. 1969, S/C... $10.00

Horseman's Alamanac & Handbook
by: Self, Margaret Cabell

Covers every aspect of proper care & feeding of a horse on a month to month basis. Includes advice on feeds & feeding, grooming, care of tack, repair & cleaning of winter blankets, general repair & footing of the barn or stable, combating the flies, checking, repairing & building of jumps , vanning, & treatment of general ailments & injuries. For each month there is a Timely Chore - such as readying the foaling stall or cleaning the hayloft. Also includes an essay on the birth of a foal, mating the mare, a trip toi the breeding farm & conditioning the horse for hunting. 235 pgs.
c. 1965, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Condition: Book Very Good, dust jacket good but shows some wear on edges

Horseman's Bible
by: Coggins, Jack

Breeds, feed, tack, health, shoeing, breeding, riding, packing, polo, jumping, training. All about horse shows & competitive riding. Over 170 B/W photos & drawings. 192 pgs.
c. 1984, S/C, Rev... $12.95

Horseman's Companion
by: Self, Margaret Cabell

Drawing from her own experience and laced with ancedotes, the author has written a friendly guide on: buying, care, etiquette, trail riding, ring riding, jumping, shows, the hunt field, and more. 212 pgs.
c. 1949, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Horseman's Companion
Edited by: Williams, Dorian

Exciting collection of the best writing about horses, horsemen and horsemanship. 139 different pieces. 566 pgs.
c. 1967, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Horseman's Encyclopedia
by: Self, Margaret Cabell

Alphabetically listing of anything and all things related to horses, horse activities, horse health, history of breeds, famous horses, and more. Well over 100 illustrations. 428 pgs.
c. 1963, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good

Horseman's Illustrated Dictionary
by: Price, Steven D.

Full explanations of more than 1,000 terms and phrases used by horsemen past and present. In addition to providing easy-to-understand definitions of both esoteric and commonly used terms, it delves into their fascinating derivations. Edifying and entertaining, this is both a useful reference work and a lively, panoramic view of the culture and history of the horse. This beautifully illustrated volume proves that horse people of all interests can learn to speak one another's language. Illustrations, B/W photos & color photos. 214 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$16.95

Horseman's Manual
by: Edwards, Elwyn

A complete guide to horse management, riding & schooling techniques.
c. 1990... $32.95

Horseman's Scrapbook, Revised (Western Horseman)
by: Steffen, Randy

Steffen's handy hints provide advice on everything from tack repairs to tail braiding to fencing your pasture. Packed with illustrations. Chapter titles: Introduction; Fencing, Gates, Latches, and Cattle Guards; Ropes and Knots; Around Ranch and Home; Horse Gear; Stable, Tackroom, and Corral; Training and Breaking; Truck and Trailer Tips; And More Tips. 144 pgs.
c. 1986, S/C, Rev... $14.95

by: Wright, Gordon & the US Equestrian Team

A primer for the novice, a guidepost for the more advanced, & a source of review for the expert. Five sections covering: training the rider - first grade (learning to ride, mounting, dismounting, position, reins, aids, jumping), stable management (grooming, equipment, cleaning track, bandaging, braiding), training the rider - second grade (reins, aids, posting trot, turns, schooling, jumping, showing the hunter, longeing, fox hunting), the horse (head, leg, color guide, conformation, unsoundness), the rider - expert (employment of Cavalettis, flexions & collections, jumping, the three day event, analyzing jumping courses & the Olympic Games). Filled with illustrations. B/W photos. 148 pgs.
c. 1958, Autographed, H/C in cardboard slipcase...$125.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: SIGNED BY AUTHOR, Book is Near Mint, Slipcase is Very Good showing some wear on edges

Horsemanship: The Horse In The Service Of Man
by: Coombs, Tom

History of horsemanship, relationship of horse & man in performing duties.
c. 1991... $24.95

Horses & Horsemanship
by: Ensminger, M.E.

Text book on history, breeds, health, feeding, management, housing, behavior, training, age, more.
c. 1999, 7th Ed... $69.95

Horses & Their Bosses
by: Ballantine, Bill

There's a horse for every man & a man for every horse and, in these pages, a writer who can tell about them with surprising wit & memorable descriptions. From Hollywood stunt horses, to police horses, and from beer haulers to Jake Posey's forty-four hitch, Bill Ballantine's book is a fresh bale of hay for all breeds of readers. Illustrated. 313 pgs.
c. 1963, 1st Ed, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good with dust jacket, small tears on edge of dust jacket, inside like new

Horses Are Made To Be Horses
by: Mairinger, Franz

Testament to the life & ideals of the former Spanish riding school instructor.
c. 1983, S/C... $16.95

Horses Don't Care About Women's Lib
by: Blazer, Don

Travel the trail of history and ride with heroes, enter the show ring and compete with champions. You'll see through horse's eyes, the trainer's eyes and the groom's eyes. If you love horses, you must read this book. 159 pgs.
c. 1978, Autographed, H/C...$39.95
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Horses, Mules & Ponies & How To Keep Them
by: Herbert, Henry William
This complete guide was originally published in 1859 and inludes every subject of interest to anyone who owns a horse. How to breed horses, breeds & characteristics, how to breed mules, how to buy a horse, how to stable & groom a horse, harnesses, carriages, veterinary homeopathy, racing, horse taming, driving, ladies riding. 425 pgs.
orginal c. 1859, reprint 2000, P/B...$12.95

Horses of Destiny
by: Downey, Fairfax & Brown, Paul

A treasure box for horse lovers of all ages, with stories of famous horses from Bucephalus to Citation. 186 pgs.
c. 1949, H/C...$37.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, Dust jacket slightly torn

Horses of Proud Spirit
by: Bowles, Melanie Sue

This describes the sanctuary, Proud Spirit, created for horses that arrive listless and broken to find safety from abuse, neglect, or even abandonment. B/W photos. 200 pgs.
c. 2003, H/C...$18.95

Horses Through Time
by: Olsen, Sandra

Comprehensive illustrated compilation of essays on history, breeds, medicines.
c. 1999... $35.00

How To Buy A Horse Without Being Taken For A Ride
by: Brown, Peter

Choosing the right animal, vet check, health check list, vices, insurance.
c. 1993, S/C...$4.95

How To Buy The Right Horse
by: Henderson, Carolyn

Buying the right horse, essential equipment, pre-purchase vetting, breeds.
c. 1996, S/C... $29.95

How To Think Like A Horse
by: Hill, Cherry

The esstential handbook for understanding why horses do what they do. Learn what is going on in the horse's mind as the author describes your horse's basic needs and routines and responses to sights, smells, sounds, and touch. You will learn to see things from your iorse's point of view. Chapters cover the horse's sense, the physical aspects of the horse, the nature of the horse, routines, good behavior & bad behavior, the horse's timeline & life stages, communication, how the horse learns, and a chapetr on training. Filled with color photos & color illustrations. 182 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$19.95

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