Book Review: Riding for the Team

Many young athletes grow up with a goal of reaching the Olympics and the glories of their sport’s highest levels. It’s no different for equestrians, whether they ride English, Western, vault, or drive a carriage. From playing with plastic ponies and taking their first riding lessons to finding success in the arena, thousands of …

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Media Barn: Book Review – Riding With Oliveira: My Time with the Mestre—Forty Years Later

By Dominique Barbier and Karon Psillas   The true Mestre is a person who directs and changes your life. Renowned champion of classical equitation principles and bestselling author Dominique Barbier names the revered Portuguese equestrian Mestre Nuno Oliveira as his. “Through great discipline, scholarly, serious inquiry and analysis, and a …

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Book Review: Training & Retraining Horses the Tellington Way

World-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones’ healing equine bodywork and innovative training methods have revolutionized the horse training landscape over the last 50 years. Her unique blend of hands-on TTouch (a collection of circles, lifts, and slides done with the hands over various parts of the horse’s body), combined with humane …

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Book Review – Stables: Beautiful Paddocks, Horse Barns, and Tack Rooms

From the private to the historic to the state-of-the-art, a lavish tour of some of the most notable stables in the country. A celebration of horses and their lodgings, this exquisite book covers horse country across the United States—from the East Coast to the Bluegrass, the prairie and mountain ranches, …

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Book Review: Horse Fun Facts and Activities for Horse-Crazy Kids

Do you dream of having a horse of your own—a four-legged friend who comes when you call and nickers when you’re nearby; who doesn’t judge or pick favorites; who always listens quietly when you need someone to talk to? When your horse or pony is still in the future and …

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Book Review: The Horse from Conception to Maturity

An enlarged and completely updated edition of a standard textbook widely used by students and professionals alike throughout the equine industry. The contents include an examination of the anatomy and function of the reproductive organs, the oestrus cycle, and the general management of the brood mare including necessary veterinary examinations. …

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Media Barn: 55 Corrective Exercises for Horses

Resolving Postural Problems, Improving Movement Patterns, and Preventing Injury By Jec Aristotle Ballou   Over time, horses (like people) acquire postural habits, compensate for soreness and injury, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse’s overall well-being. Jec Aristotle …

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Media Barn: Book Review – Ride Better with Christoph Hess

By Christoph Hess Christoph Hess, a FĂ©dĂ©ration Equestre International (FEI) “I” Judge in both dressage and eventing, is highly respected around the world as a teacher of riding and the development of the horse according to classical principles. Here he collects some of his very best riding and training tips …

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