If I Were To Train A Horse
In this book, Jack Brainard, legendary horse trainer, breeder, and judge, shares his valuable horse experience and knowledge with the world. Brainard has shown, bred, and trained horses for over 50 years, and in this book he discusses his knowledge of horsemanship focused on the understanding of the horse’s mind. This book is an excellent read for anyone interested in learning about classical horsemanship, as well as some aspects of equine history, anatomy, psychology, and philosophy.
A Bit of Information
A quick, easy to read booklet with excellent illustrations and photos by renowned bit maker Greg Darnell. This booklet is full of useful information on both snaffles and curb bits. Mr. Darnell explains the differences in types of bits and suggests what the succession of bits should be as your horse advances in training. If you’d like to know how each part of a bit works, and how your horse is likely to respond to different bits, this is the booklet for you! Keep this great reference tool handy for whenever you’ll need to know more about bits.
Western Horseman Legends Volume 9
Legends Volume 9 is a continuation of the popular series that showcases legendary American Quarter Horses. This volume profiles 17 stallions and 3 mares, many of whom rank among the most influential Quarter Horses that ever lived. From Smart Little Lena to Gunner and First Down Dash to Zips Chocolate Chip, the lineup is filled with horses that still influence all aspects of Quarter Horse competition. Written by some of the best authors in the equine publishing industry, Legends Volume 9 truly has something for every Quarter Horse enthusiast. – Western Horseman
A Horseman Remembers His First 90 Years by Jack Brainard
In this memoir that spans over nearly a century, Jack Brainard shares his experiences growing up on the plains of South Dakota to his time in the Army, and from ranching and training horses to becoming one of the founding members of associations including Stock Horse of Texas, National Reining Horse Association, Iowa Quarter Horse Association, and Midwest Quarter Horse Association. He also talks about his time as a judge and clinician and his current endeavors in western dressage. This book would make a perfect gift for anyone who wants to read a memoir about the way the landscape of the equine industry in America has changed over time and the importance of the industry in today’s society. It is full of interesting reflections, educational facts, and provides plenty of humor for the reader. It’s definitely a great read!
Vaquero Style Horsemanship by Ed Connell
This companion book to Ed Connell’s books Hackamore Reinsman and Reinsman Of The West is made up of a compilation of letters and magazine articles written by Ed that provide more clarification and explanation to the training methods described in his first two books. Some of these letters and articles date back to the 1950s, and include further discussion on topics such as reining, the A-Fork saddle, starting horses Vaquero style, ground-pulling with a hackamore, teaching the stop and turn, along with many more.
True Unity by Tom Dorrance
One of Tom Dorrance’s guiding principles for explaining his understanding of the horse is that what he knows about the horse is what he learned from the horse. In this book, Tom shares his experiences and ideas to help achieve a true unity between human and horse. This book encourages readers to approach their horse with a feeling of acceptance for the value of the physical, mental, and innermost being of the horse. This would be a great book for any reader who wishes to build a better level of understanding between themselves and their horse.