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Riding Home - Tim Hayes; Robert Redford (Foreword by, Introduction by)
Call Number: SF281 .H39 2015
ISBN: 9781250033512
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
Explains why horses have the ability to transform the emotional lives of people, whether they are horse lovers or suffer from deep psychological wounds. Clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (once referred to as"Horse Whispering").

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When Two Spines Align - Dressage Dynamics - Beth Baumert
Call Number: SF309.5 .B385 2014
ISBN: 9781570766954
Publication Date: 2014-09-09
Within riding exists a fundamental conflict of interest: The rider needs to have control--her confidence depends on her ability to control the balance of her own body as well as that of her very powerful horse. The horse, by nature, needs to feel free--free in both mind and body to express himself through movement. Two Spines Align resolves the freedom-control enigma by taking a close look at the individual components that make up riding and dressage and providing practical ways riders can learn to harness the balance, energies, and forces at play. Ultimately, the rider learns to regulate and monitor the horse's rhythm, energy, flexion, alignment, bend, and line of travel by properly aligning her spine with his. When the center of gravity of a balanced rider is over the center of gravity of a balanced horse, that place where two spines align becomes the hub for rider and horse harmony.

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The Dressage Horse Optimized with the Masterson Method - Jim Masterson; Coralie Hughes
Call Number: SF309.5 .M383 2015
ISBN: 9781570767227
Publication Date: 2015-08-18
Demonstrates the unique demands put on the physiology of the modern dressage horse; how this affects his training; and what riders can do to improve the horse's ability to perform the movements required at different levels. Includes sport-specific Masterson Method Techniques that are easy to use to help maintain suppleness, flexibility, and rhythm while promoting longevity in the dressage horse.

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Dressage Solutions - Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg; Andrew Fitzpatrick (As told to)
Call Number: Q143.H9 W85 2015
ISBN: 9781570766824
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
Following the highly acclaimed Kottas on Dressage, this book by one of the foremost exponents of Classical dressage offers advice on the correct way to introduce work on the paces, exercises, and movements, together with in-depth analysis of common problems and the ways to correct them. It takes the reader through many stages of training, from ensuring that the basic paces are correct, through introducing the lateral exercises, developing the canter, rein-back, piaffe, and passage, to a final chapter that explains some of the long-established movements of the High School.

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Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses - Gary M. Baxter
Call Number: Ref SF 959 .L25 A3 2011
ISBN: 9780813815497
Publication Date: 2011-03-22
6th edition. Equestrian students and faculty may check this book out with approval from library staff.

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Creative Dressage Schooling - Julia Kohl
Call Number: SF309.5 .K645 2014 SF309.5 .K645 2014
ISBN: 9781570764981
Publication Date: 2014-09-06
This guide provides upbeat patterns and exercises that take the necessary task of essential schooling and add variety and challenge to everyday workouts, beat the dressage practice blues, and get the job done. Equestrians looking for new tools to add to their training arsenal and those looking to create a supple and gymnasticized horse will delight in this fun collection of practice routines and photographs.

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Ridden - Ulrike Thiel; Coralie Hughes (Translator)
Call Number: SF309 .T46813 2013
ISBN: 9781570765582
Publication Date: 2013-05-15
What does the horse feel when a rider is crooked in the saddle? What is it like to go faster or slower, to round curves and travel straight, with an unbalanced load to carry? What goes through the horse's mind when he is over-flexed and over-aided...when he is forced into biomechanically unsound positions? What happens when a prey animal (the horse) must learn to defeat his own preservation instinct and perform on cue with a predator (humankind) clinging to his back? In this important book, Dr. Ulrike Thiel--a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, sport psychologist, dressage rider, riding instructor, judge, and Xenophon Society classical trainer--examines these important questions, and others. With the use of exercises and astute comparisons, Thiel gives readers an eye-opening tour of the realm of the ridden dressage horse, ensuring we all work to make the job of "being ridden" part of a mutual pursuit--a dance involving two engaged and caring partners, a friendship binding mind and body.

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The Mind of the Horse - Michel-Antoine Leblanc
Call Number: e-Book (click on title to read online)
ISBN: 9780674726376
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
Horses were domesticated about 6000 years ago on the vast Eurasian steppe. The author presents an encyclopedic synthesis of scientific knowledge about equine behavior and cognition, providing experts and enthusiasts alike with an understanding of how horses perceive, think about, and adapt to their physical and social worlds.

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Healthy Stables by Design - John Blackburn; Beth Herman
Call Number: NA8340 .B53 2013
ISBN: 9781864705157
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Healthy Stables by Design turns traditional sheltering practices for horses on its ear, introducing the concepts of aerodynamic ventilation, strategic natural light, and passive solar heating and cooling into compelling horse barn designs ranging from exquisite to functional and everything in between.

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