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DVDs

Success in the SaddleSuccess in the Saddle, by Debbie Rodriquez

Work-out DVDs, created specifically for equestrians.

Partners - the art of Mounted Body LanguageThe Art of Mounted Body Language, by Donna Snyder Smith

(Educational DVD) – an educational DVD to support rider seat and body position. An essential for becoming a correct, centered rider.

Recognizing the Horse In PainRecognizing the Horse in Pain – and What You Can Do About It! by Joanna Robson

(DVD) – Is your horse in pain? How would you know? Does your saddle fit? Have you ever wondered about acupuncture for your horse? In this full length veterinary DVD, the author teaches basics of the equine back, the anatomy of saddle-fit, how to fit your own saddle, rider and training equipment influence on the horse, a full acupuncture and veterinary chiropractic treatment on an equine patient, stretches, thermal imaging, and much, much more.

Books

Centered RidingCentered Riding, by Sally Swift

Widely known for the her innovative teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, Sally Swift’s methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony, working together naturally, without pain. Unlike traditional teachers, Sally Swift does not believe in forced training techniques that cause stiff bodies and tense riding. Instead, through the use of vivid, unusual, and highly creative images that transcend mechanics (“Pretend you’re a spruce tree; the roots grow down from your center as the trunk grows up”), plus a thorough knowledge of human and equine anatomy, this wise and inspiring teacher enables the conscientious equestrian to reassess habitual responses, in order to ride in natural positions, break through frustrating plateaus, and achieve ever-rising goals with comfort, vitality, and precision.Centered Riding is for those with little experience all the way up to world class.

Centered Riding 2Further Exploration, by Sally Swift

The sequel to Centered Riding, with even more visuals, photographs and in-depth descriptions.

My Horses My TeachersMy Horses, My Teachers, by Alois Podhajsky

A warm, compassionate history of Podhajsky’s horses and his teachings.

Horse Gaits Balance and MovementHorse Gaits, Balance and Movement, by Susan Harris

The way a horse moves can have a real impact on how you ride. In this unique book, Susan Harris presents more than 300 eye-opening drawings that show you exactly how horses move. She pinpoints movement problems, reveals how a human in the saddle affects a horse’s movement and helps you become a better, more accomplished rider.

The All-Around Horse and RiderThe All Around Horse and Rider, Donna Snyder Smith

Snyder-Smith describes the true all around horse and rider and gets to the heart of “correct” riding, helping the rider harmonize with a horse’s movements while translating acquired skills to a wide variety of disciplines.

The Classic Western RiderThe Classic Western Rider, by Donna Snyder Smith

Whether you’re more at home on the range, exploring the trails, or competing in the show arena, The Classic Western Rider will help you hone your skills. From America’s proud cowboy heritage to today’s training methods and competitive events, this book covers it all.

True Horsemanship Through FeelTrue Horsemanship Through Feel, by Bill Dorrance

The ever-calming voice of Bill Dorrance and his amazingly soft connection with the horse.

The Natural HorseThe Natural Horse:  Foundations for Natural Horsemanship, by Jaime Jackson

No, this isn’t another one of those typical wavy-gravy, join-up natural horsemanship books. Author Jaime Jackson has been a professional farrier and horseman for 22 years. But it was over 10 years ago that he headed alone into America’s wild horse country, hoping to find a humane, “natural” model for domestic horse care. Frustrated by the way horses are often mistreated by their owners, Jackson felt much of this resulted from misunderstanding the nature of the horse. What Jackson discovered is that horses do indeed have a natural order, and that knowledge can be applied in truly helpful ways to our domestic horses. In a thoughtful, systematic approach, Jackson lays out his revolutionary ideas about natural horse care in this remarkable book. In the first chapters, the reader steps through wild horse country with Jackson as guide, and is drawn into the nuances of social structure, locomotion and gaits, and the hooves-which Jackson states with authority, “are terribly misunderstood in the domestic horse world.” Having armed the reader with a solid foundation of the horse’s natural world, Jackson then challenges the reader and nearly every major principle of modern horse care, to “apply what we have learned.” The final chapters demonstrate step-by-step what horsemen and horsewomen can and should do. From hoof care and balanced riding in concert with the horse’s natural abilities, to new forms of communication and humane care, The Natural Horse challenges conventional horse care on every front.