Bits and Bitting
by Hilary Vernon
A comprehensive reference to the different types of bits, their fitting, and how they work. Over 400 photographs. A section is devoted specifically to driving bits. HB 127 pp.
by Perry Wood
Take the time to train your horse to accept the unexpected. This booklet explains the tools you need to develop a more trusting relationship with your equine partner. By using distance, repetition, and positive reinforcement, you can teach your horse to think more and to react less. PB 24 pp.
The Nature of Horses
by Stephen Budiansky
Provides insights into why horses behave the way that they do. Evolution, mechanics of movement, social structure, perception, vision, and communication are explored. HB 290 pp.
Traditional Horse Husbandry
by Carl Gay
Reprint of the classic 1914 guide to horsekeeping. Although some of the contents seem dated, there is plenty of driving advice from an era when all horsemen drove. The section on driving breeds of horses is particularly valuable. PB 331 pp.
Sport Horse Conformation
by Christian Schacht
Learn how to evaluate the athletic potential of the modern sport horse. Useful tools are outlined to show the strengths and weaknesses of each horse's individual conformation. A valuable guide to assessing the potential career and future soundness of a horse. HB 136 pp.
Leading with Feeling
by Brigitte Schulte & Heinz Baumann
Summarizes the recent research done at the University of Hannover in Germany that resulted in improvements made in the design of bits. Fascinating scientific findings on the effect of various bits for riders and drivers alike. PB 90 pp.
Straightening the Crooked Horse
by Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich and Klaus Schoneich
A highly technical analysis of German research done on equine imbalance and the advanced training needed to correct a horse's way of going. Straightness training will encourage a horse to use both sides of his body equally and will improve his balance, rhythm, and impulsion. PB 160 pp.