450 Years Spanish Riding School
by Elisabeth Gurtler, Rene van Bakel, and Arnim Basche
Glorious photographic tribute to the Spanish Riding School and their magnificent Lipizzaner horses. 112 color photos capture the beauty and rich traditions of this prestigious institution, from foals at the Piber Federal Stud to gala performances at the Winter Riding School in Vienna. This is the only authorized anniversary volume and includes both English and German translations. HB w/slipcase 208 pp.
A Driving Horse Photo Album
by Robert Mischka
A photographic study of the finer details of carriage driving. Over 300 color photographs from 2004-2005 show the wide diversity of driving horses, events, and turnouts in North America. By acclaimed horse photographer Bob Mischka. HB 167pp.
All About Manes & Tails
by Carolyn Henderson
A step-by-step guide to making the most of your horse's appearance for the show ring. Learn how to pull and trim manes and tails. Various braiding techniques are well described and illustrated. PB 24 pp.
Better Than Bombproof
by Sgt. Rick Pelicano
More common-sense strate- gies to help your horse deal with scary situations. In his second book, Sgt. Pelicano shows new ways to desensi- tize your horse through long- lining exercises as well as under saddle. Includes tips on becoming a more effective rider, how to prepare for a parade, and valuable trailer loading techniques. PB 170 pp.
British Horse and Pony Breeds - and Their Future
by Clive Richardson
Explains how climate, conquests, and changing needs produced the many distinct horse breeds of the British Isles. From Shetlands to Shires, Dartmoors to Dales, Cleveland Bays to Connemaras, and Hackney Horses to Highland Ponies, the diversity of British breeds is remarkable. Also discusses the old breeds that have been lost and what must be done to preserve the remaining breeds for future generations to enjoy. HB 222 pp.
by Carolyn & John Henderson
In order for a horse to work more comfortably in the winter, a body clip may be considered. Various styles of clips are explained and tips are given to make the job easier. Trimming of the head, mane, and legs is also discussed. PB 24 pp.
Competition Carriage Driving
by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
This revised edition traces the history of combined driving and explains each of the three sections in detail. The suitability of various breeds of horses is discussed as well as specifically designed vehicles and equipment currently being used. A table calculating times at various speeds and distances is particularly useful. Also included are sections on organizing an event and hazard design. HB 127pp.
Draft Horses Today
by Robert Mischka
American draft horse breeds are discussed as well as the vehicles and equipment used to do farm chores today. Draft horses can also be used for recreation, showing, horsepulls, parades, and just for fun. Plenty of color photos accompany this informative text. HB 166 pp.
Draft Horses: an Owner's Manual
by Beth Valentine and Michael Wildenstein
The increasing popularity of many different draft breeds has given rise to the need for more information on how to properly care for them. This practical manual covers the basic care, feeding, and health management of heavy horses. It is geared toward all draft breeds, including heavy pony breeds such as the Haflinger and Norwegian Fjord. A great resource for treating and preventing problems that are specific to draft horses. PB 229 pp.
For the Love of the Horse - Volume II
by Ann Jamieson
More adventures of many special horses and the people who love them. Included is the story of carriage driver, Scott Monroe, and his horse, Shadow, whose dream of being on a US equestrian team is realized. All true stories about that magical partnership between people and horses. PB 201pp.
For the Love of the Horse - Volume III
by Ann Jamieson
Amazing horses with amazing stories. Read about legendary horses like the eventing super pony Theodore O'Connor, the unforgettable Barbaro, and Chester Weber's four-in-hand driving star Jamaica. Others are less famous but no less remarkable. A treasure of true stories about the bond between horses and humans. PB 244 pp.
by Robert Steinke
Describes the tools, materials, and basics of preparing and stitching harness and driving related accoutrements. Various styles and designs of harness are discussed as well as the complete process of hand making a harness. The listing of patterns, sizes, and suppliers is a valuable resource. HB 266pp.
Horse Drawn Sleighs
By Susan Green
A comprehensive look at all types of sleighs. Offers full descriptions, detailed drawings, and over 250 illustrations. Also included is a section covering essays on early sleighs and sleighing. PB 263 pp.
Little Falabella: The Magical Horse
by Lowell Feldman
A delightful children's book about very special miniature horses who drive. Read about their journey from being bred by a royal family in Argentina to being rescued by a caring couple in America. A heartwarming story to be shared by all. Well illustrated. HB 89pp.
Selecting the Dressage Horse
by Dirk Willem Rosie
Identifies the conformation, temperament, and movement ideally needed to compete at the upper levels of dressage. Notes and commentary by Olympic gold medalist Anky van Grunsven provide valu- able insight into the qualities that are required for a dres- sage horse. Although ridden dressage is the focus of this book, the ideals discussed are valid for the driven dres- sage horse as well. HB 120pp.
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.
by Amanda Saville
A complete look at the competitive sport of combined driving. Sound advice is given on proper equipment, correct training, and improving performance at events. Helpful tips for a successful dressage test, faster hazards, and a clear round in cones are shared. HB 192 pp.
Stables: Beautiful Paddocks, Horse Barns, and Tack Rooms
by Kathryn Masson
An illustrated collection of 25 spectacular horse farms from across the US. The diverse history and architecture of these American sporting stables is captured in this beautiful tribute to the equestrian lifestyle. HB 256 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.
The Big Book of Small Equine
by Johnny Robb and Jan Westmark
Miniature horses and Shetland ponies in America are celebrated for their versatility and tremendous popularity. From wonderful family pets to fancy show animals, they all have a unique personality that makes them truly special. Over 150 photos highlight the best small equines in this country. HB 192pp.
The Percheron Horse in America
by Joseph Mischka
A look at "the horse that powered America", its history, many uses over the years, and enduring appeal. HB 162 pp.
The Royal Horse of Europe
by Sylvia Loch
A magnificent look at the great war-horse of Spain and Portugal who changed the history of Europe and influenced many modern horse breeds. The Iberian breeds of Andalusian and Lusitano horses are true aristocrats in the art of driving as well as classical dressage. HB 256pp.
The Spirit of the Performance Horse
A celebration of American horse sports that includes eventing, show jumping, ridden dressage, and driving. Features a personal profile of well-known drivers, Hardy Zantke and Gloria Austin, in addition to a description of combined driving and carriage driving. HB 132 pp.
They Did it with Horses
by Philip Weber
Before there were trucks and tractors, horses did it all. This scrapbook of over 400 old photos from the Philip Weber collection shows fascinating street scenes and horses at work. These include farming, delivering, logging, fire fighting, and more. HB 255pp.
Whips and Whipmaking
by David Morgan
Although the art of braiding is the main focus of this book, an important section is devoted to an English reprint from 1893 that details the making and repair of holly driving whips. The design and construction of thongs is also covered. Second Edition. PB 219 pp.
World-Class Grooming for Horses
by Cat Hill and Emma Ford
Learn to turn out a horse to international standards with expert guidance from two professional eventing grooms. But it is much more than a grooming guide. Daily management skills are shown to keep all horses in peak condition so that these athletes can perform at their very best. Valuable information is given on properly preparing the top-level horse for daily training and at competitions. Tips on domestic and international travel are also included. Over 1200 color photos. Spiral bound 232 pp.