Equestrian Sports
Believe: A Horseman's Journey
Believe
A Horseman's Journey
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1452605440

In his bestselling The Faraway Horses, Buck Brannaman, extraordinary trainer and acknowledged inspiration for The Horse Whispererer, described how he found his calling and honed his art and craft. Following the book's widespread acclaim, the universal application of Brannaman's approach to interpersonal relationships has struck a responsive chord in the equestrian community and with the public at large.Believe continues to chronicle Buck's efforts as catalyst and mentor as we meet thirteen people with whom he has worked. Through their words and through Brannaman's perceptive introductions to each essay, we experience firsthand the hope and confidence that he has instilled in them and their horses.You will discover through these stories how many untapped dreams and abilities you, too, possess, and how you can bring them to fruition. So journey with Buck Brannaman, learn from him, and profit from the voyage.

Believe: A Horseman's Journey, revised edition
Believe
A Horseman's Journey, revised edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1493033387
Master horseman Buck Brannaman, the real-life Horse Whisperer, continues the chronicle of his life as trainer and mentor in Believe, where we meet thirteen remarkable people whose lives he has affected. Through their 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. This updated edition includes a new foreword, introduction, and account by one of Brannaman's longtime observers.
Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse
Beyond the Track
Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse
Paperback      ISBN: 1570768471
A fabulously illustrated, updated edition of the bestselling guide to giving Thoroughbreds a new start in life off the track.

Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their "great heart" and willingness to go the extra mile, off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partners in a host of disciplines:

  • Dressage
  • Eventing
  • Show jumping
  • Trail riding
  • And even barrel racing and ranch work

In this revised edition of the book that Thoroughbred and horse training experts have called "breakthrough racehorse literature," "superior," "a winner," and "the ultimate in training manuals," readers learn everything they need to transition an OTTB from life at the track to life out back.

Author Anna Ford, Thoroughbred Program Director at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption, explains:

  • The typical Thoroughbred's early years.
  • Reasons for retirement.
  • Common injuries and health issues.
  • Basic feeding and nutrition.
  • Safe handling.
  • Step-by-step instructions for building the solid educational foundation the OTTB needs to excel in a new career, whether as a highly trained competitor or a pleasure mount.

With hundreds of quality, full-color photographs to illustrate conscientious and professionally tested training methods, case studies that share how other individuals have successfully retrained ex-racehorses, and the recommendations of top equestrians, including:

  • Event riders.
  • Jockeys.
  • Horse trainers.
  • And leading figures in the industry.
Body Language of Horses
Body Language of Horses
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0688036201

Horses communicate with remarkable accuracy in a language of posture, gesture and sound. They express their needs, wishes and emotions to each other and to the rare human being who understands them. After reading this unprecedented, exciting and up-lifting book, you will understand the equine language. You therefore will know how to recognize:

A happy horse. A frightened horse. An angry horse. A bored horse. A grieving horse. A frustrated horse. A horse horse in pain. A playful horse. A proud horse. An eagerly competitive horse. And many horses more

Moreover, you will know how to reassure the frightened, calm the angry, comfort the grieving, divert the bored -- and deal with most other human-equine difficulites. You will know how to educate a foal or rehabilitate a rogue. You will know how to look at race horses on their way to the starting gate and differentiate the likely winners from the losers.

You even will know how to buy a horse.

But best of all, you will finally understand what these grand animals are all about, and you will know better than ever before how they (and we) fit into nature's scheme of things.

Brain Training for Riders: Unlock Your Riding Potential with Stressless Techniques for Conquering Fear, Improving Performance, and Finding Focuse
Brain Training for Riders
Unlock Your Riding Potential with Stressless Techniques for Conquering Fear, Improving Performance, and Finding Focuse
Paperback      ISBN: 1570767513

Did you know there is an area of your brain known as the "Lizard Brain" that thinks only about the immediate moment and your means of survival? Yes, in certain circumstances, your "Rational Brain" can effectively "shut down" and you are at the mercy of a reptile ... dry-mouthed, sweating, queasy, unable to think clearly--even though you know better. When does the Lizard Brain run the show? It can happen in any number of unfamiliar, uncomfortable, challenging, or "stressful" riding situations. But here's the thing: with the right kind of training, you can learn to manage the reptile within, which leads to greater confidence with horses, better riding performance, and ultimately, happiness at the barn, at shows, and everywhere in between. Andrea Monsarrat Waldo teaches you how to: handle uncomfortable emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety, and embarrassment; hone your mental game and focus your riding time to get the most out of your hours in the saddle; care for your emotional injuries the same way you would care for an injured horse; and produce a state of "Focused Calm" and tap into the skills you have (whether you know it or not ) to ensure an outstanding ride.

Breaking and Training the Driving Horse: A Detailed and Comprehensive Study (Revised, Expanded)
Breaking and Training the Driving Horse
A Detailed and Comprehensive Study (Revised, Expanded)
Paperback      ISBN: 0879802723
The Business of Coaching with Horses: How to Reach More Clients, Feed Your Horses, and Change the World
The Business of Coaching with Horses
How to Reach More Clients, Feed Your Horses, and Change the World
Paperback      ISBN: 1683509935

The Business of Coaching with Horses is the definitive business guide for equine-assisted professionals to reach more clients so they can feed their horses and change the world

Horse coaching and therapy benefits are unique and sometimes 'mysterious'. In The Business of Coaching with Horses, Equine Alchemy Certified Coach and Facilitator Schelli Whitehouse illustrates exactly what it takes to experience balance, abundance, and a sustainable equine-assisted coaching practice. Schelli's own life journey and work with horses has become an integrated celebration of purpose and prosperity as she works to see equine-assisted coaching and therapy become a valuable 'go-to' modality for personal and professional transformation--as popular as yoga and Starbucks

Through colorful personal stories, client case studies, and advice from industry experts, The Business of Coaching with Horses guides equine-assisted practitioners through 7 essential skills for building a thriving business with horsepower. Complete with an online companion workbook, Schelli helps readers establish and build upon their own foundation of personal core principles and unique expertise in order to provide value, structure, and transformation for their ideal clients. Part business branding, part money mindset mastery, and part service design, The Business of Coaching with Horses is a loving kick-in-the-pants and a journey to the heart of success for any Horse and Soul Business.

Carriage Driving: A Logical Approach Through Dressage Training
Carriage Driving
A Logical Approach Through Dressage Training
Paperback      ISBN: 162045727x

""A book that will take the most novice beginner and permit him or her to progress to any level of driving with a clear understanding of how and why things are done."" -William E. Miller, M.D., President, American Driving Society "" The authors] obviously know their subject well and treat it with much sensitivity and wisdom. I only wish I had this book before I started my driving program."" -Sasha Rockefeller The modern bible of carriage driving . . . now back by popular demand Widely renowned as the definitive book on training the driving horse, ""Carriage Driving"" offers an easy-to-follow, practical guide to this increasingly popular sport. The philosophy is simple but remarkably effective: If driving is as much fun for your horse as it is for you, he will be a willing partner in the endeavor. With that in mind, ""Carriage Driving"" focuses on building a strong physical, mental, and emotional relationship with your horse. Equine mechanics, selecting the right bit and tack, harnessing, and ground training are just a few of the topics addressed. Drivers at any level will benefit greatly from this groundbreaking book, which has stood for more than a decade as the preeminent resource on training a balanced, responsive, and safe driving horse.

Carriage Driving: A Logical Approach Through Dressage Training
Carriage Driving
A Logical Approach Through Dressage Training
Hardcover      ISBN: 1620455927

""A book that will take the most novice beginner and permit him or her to progress to any level of driving with a clear understanding of how and why things are done."" -William E. Miller, M.D., President, American Driving Society "" The authors] obviously know their subject well and treat it with much sensitivity and wisdom. I only wish I had this book before I started my driving program."" -Sasha Rockefeller The modern bible of carriage driving . . . now back by popular demand Widely renowned as the definitive book on training the driving horse, ""Carriage Driving"" offers an easy-to-follow, practical guide to this increasingly popular sport. The philosophy is simple but remarkably effective: If driving is as much fun for your horse as it is for you, he will be a willing partner in the endeavor. With that in mind, ""Carriage Driving"" focuses on building a strong physical, mental, and emotional relationship with your horse. Equine mechanics, selecting the right bit and tack, harnessing, and ground training are just a few of the topics addressed. Drivers at any level will benefit greatly from this groundbreaking book, which has stood for more than a decade as the preeminent resource on training a balanced, responsive, and safe driving horse.

Cavalletti: For Dressage and Jumping
Cavalletti
For Dressage and Jumping
4th Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1570769273

New Edition with new photographs and textural updates. Each horse, no matter the riding discipline, benefits from working with cavalletti. Dressage and eventing rider extraordinaire Ingrid Klimke explains how training with ground poles and cavalletti is one of her secrets of success. Cavalletti training improves the gaits; promotes rhythm, suppleness, and cadence; and increases the fitness of your horse. This newly revised guide shows cavalletti work on the longe, provides valuable new ideas specifically for dressage work, and numerous updated diagrams for jumping gymnastics, along with all new color photographs.