Books and DVDs
As with any book of exercises, riders should realize they can only get out of them what they are able to put into them. Regular feedback from a qualified coach or friend, listening carefully to what your horse tells you, and respecting the difficulty of seemingly 'simple' exercises will help riders move forward.
As the book progresses, exercises get increasingly challenging. There is something for all levels of riders, from 'D' Level Pony Clubbers to those preparing for 4' jumpers. Just as valuable as the exercises are the in-depth explanations and directions. Problem-solving, double-check, and tip boxes are provided for each exercise. Benefits are also clearly explained.
With clearly designed wall charts, Beyond Horse Massage: Introducing the Masterson Method™ can help you make your horse feel more comfortable and enhance your relationship as a team in the process. USET Equine Massage Therapist Jim Masterson reveals his technique of light and gentle touch and response to the horse’s reactions to help release tension and pain.
Collective Remarks by Anne Gribbons, world-renown dressage judge and former U.S. Olympic coach, is a look back on her journey through the American dressage evolution since she entered the scene in 1972. This dressage book contains the best and worst of Anne’s experiences, serving as an entertaining source of history, funny anecdotes, attempts to learn from dressage’s past and prophesies about its future.
This One-Month Subscription to Dressage Training Online.com complements to your in-saddle dressage education. This subscription provides unlimited access to more than 1,500 dressage videos from trainers, FEI judges and more. Dressage Training Online.com is the largest dressage video library in the world. Ideal for the serious rider!
Fuel your passion with Horses, a book of truly unique horse portraits by photographer Gabrielle Boiselle. Her inimitable style captures the very essence of the noble equine in this elegantly presented book. A beautiful gift for yourself or any horse lover in your life.
For jumping help and advice right where you need it, take the Michel Robert Pocket’ Jump along with you to your training course. In this convenient flash card style packet, the international jumping rider and author helps you train over ground poles and cavalettis, navigate lines and combinations and practice winning routines.
The Pony Club Rivals Book Series by best-selling author Stacey Gregg follows Georgie Parker’s adventures at the elite Blainford "All-Stars" Academy in Lexington, Kentucky. Competition is fierce at this top-notch horse riding school. Follow Georgie through these horse novels written for readers aged 9-12 years. Each.
For the past several decades, has your life been more about taking care of others than taking care of yourself while your dreams have gathered dust on long forgotten shelves?
Are you at that point in life when you've begun to wonder whether you'll ever find the courage to do all the things you wanted to do someday?
Offering horses as both metaphor and solution to the natural malaise that often rears its head just about the time we blow out that "midlife" birthday candle, this is the book that will help you ask (and answer), "What about my dreams?" and "Is it my turn yet?" and "If not now, when?" and best of all, "If now, how?"
Melinda Folse speaks to those women whose hearts yearn for reconnection at a time when life seems to have run its own course and childhood dreams of playing with horses are only a vague memory. She not only helps you rekindle the possibility of bringing a little equine energy into your life, she also takes you on a gentle journey of small steps to help your childhood passion become a reality.
Learn how to help your horse maintain optimal comfort with The Dressage Horse Optimized with the Masterson Method. This spiral bound book explains how the dressage horse uses his body in performance and offers ways to help optimize the horse’s suppleness, flexibility, balance and movement as well was remain effective and pain-free.
Lighthearted and fun for all ages, The Essential Fergus the Horse Book by Jean Abernethy is the perfect addition to the family library. Makes a great gift for any horse lover, too! Jean Abernathy has created horse cartoons and drawings for decades. 128 pages.
The Riding Horse Repair Manual by Doug Payne helps riders address the causes of many of the most common troublesome behaviors exhibited by horses as they express pain or unhappiness. This 224 page book is filled with instructions, schooling exercises, color photos and diagrams as detailed by well-known international competitor, judge and trainer Doug Payne.
The Secret of Blackwatch looks at the magical relationship between a girl and her pony as they conquer life’s challenging events. Written by Amber Cavalier Spiler for the tween and adult audience, this intriguing story about Maggie and Bella reveals how love and trust can carry you through extraordinary adventures.
Look! Maggie heard Bella in her head. In The Secret of the New Rider, Maggie squints into the darkness of woods to see what her pony could see. There! She saw it! Just a few yards away in the darkness stands a dragon! This second book in the Blackwatch Stables series by Amber Cavalier Spiler brings changes to the stables that no one saw coming.
The revered, fear and renowned George Morris tells his tale in his autobiography, Unrelenting, The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence. This engrossing book offers a careful peek into the exceptionally private life of George Morris, godlike in the equestrian community. Learn of his personal struggles with insecurity, ambition and love, and share in the totality of his life, both public and incredibly private.
When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics by Beth Baumert details practical ways riders can learn to harness the balance, energies and forces at play when they’re in the saddle. Readers will discover how to use “positive tension” and the four physical “Powerlines”—Vertical, Connecting, Spiraling, and Visual—to become balanced and effective in the saddle. 248 pages.
Helpful for riders but designed specifically for coaches, the Whinny Widgets Instructor’s Dressage Test Book 2015 is laminated and in an easy to read print size that makes calling easy. This dressage test book includes USEF Introductory through Fourth level tests. 5 1/2"W x 8 1/2"H.
Laminated for durability, the Whinny Widgets Pocket Test Books 2015 are formatted for the ease of callers and riders. These compact dressage test books make it easier to memorize your tests. Arena diagrams are included. Sized to fit in jeans pocket.