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  • 10 Books for Horse Lovers

    10 Books for Horse Lovers

    It is that gifty time of year, and in the scramble to make “just right” purchases, we can feel overwhelmed by the costs, the choices, and what’s good for the world and our favorite people. We know this feeling all too well, so in the spirit of the kinds of gifts that will keep on […]

  • Equine Affaire 2022…Here We Come!

    It’s that time of year again…the frosty, stick-season month when we load the horse trailer full of rather too many boxes of all our favorite horse books and head down the highway to EQUINE AFFAIRE, the nation’s premier equine expo held at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. We at TSB look forward […]

  • TSB Author Chad Oldfather Featured at the Kentucky Book Festival

    TSB Author Chad Oldfather Featured at the Kentucky Book Festival

    On Saturday, October 29, 2023, Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle) in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the 41st Annual Kentucky Book Festival, featuring top literary talent, including Geraldine Brooks, Barbara Kingsolver, John Meacham, and our own Chad Oldfather, author of A MAN WALKS INTO A BARN. Those who have read Oldfather’s memoir about fathering horse-crazy daughters […]

  • It’s the Season to Grow Your Riding Confidence!

    It’s the Season to Grow Your Riding Confidence!

    The changing of the seasons always turns the focus from this year to next. What have we learned in the past few months? What can we do to reach the next level of achievement, whether that is a training goal or one in the show ring? How can we improve ourselves? Improve our horses? Pro-athlete […]

  • Welcome to the Schmidt Show: 24 Hours with Dressage Trainer and Equine Cartoonist Morgane Schmidt

    Welcome to the Schmidt Show: 24 Hours with Dressage Trainer and Equine Cartoonist Morgane Schmidt

    One of our favorite things about my job is that I get to know the most fun and fascinating people. Our authors come from so many parts of the world and with so many different life experiences, a day doesn’t pass where I don’t wish I lived closer to one or all of them so […]

  • Meet Rebs, a Blue-Eyed Gentleman Looking for the Right Home

    Meet Rebs, a Blue-Eyed Gentleman Looking for the Right Home

    It’s #AdoptAHorseMonth and TSB is proud to be celebrating equine adoption alongside our fellow Partners of the ASPCA’s Right Horse.  TSB has partnered with the ASPCA®’s Right Horse Initiative to establish Right Horses, Bright Futures—a program to help secure new beginnings for very special horses in need of new homes. TSB sponsors each “Right Horses, […]

  • We’re Counting Down to Buy A Horse Book Day!

    We’re Counting Down to Buy A Horse Book Day!

    Only 5 days left until #BuyAHorseBookDay ! Join TSB and Heels Down Media to celebrate horse books—and all those who write them, read them, and make them! When? Tuesday, May 10 What Do I Do? Buy a horse book at your favorite tack or bookstore, take a selfie, post about your favorite horse books, tell […]

  • Snorkeling, Horses Who Wear Hats, and Very Scary Rocks: 24 Hours with Collegiate Riding Coach Sally Batton

    Snorkeling, Horses Who Wear Hats, and Very Scary Rocks: 24 Hours with Collegiate Riding Coach Sally Batton

    It is a privilege at TSB to get to know so many horse people from such a variety of backgrounds. The common thread is that ALL of them are busy, with days full of teaching, training, and expanding their own understanding of horses and horse sport. More often than not there’s some travel thrown in […]

  • A Maine Horseman on Loving the American West, Avocados, and Watership Down

    A Maine Horseman on Loving the American West, Avocados, and Watership Down

    It isn’t uncommon to have an experience that marks a major life change–a dramatic meeting, a sudden loss, an unexpected epiphany…all of these can inspire a re-evaluation of who we are and what we are doing with our lives. When Chris Lombard suffered a breakup that upended his life and left him searching for meaning […]

  • Train with Your Brain: Teach Yourself to Notice the Absence of Misbehavior

    Train with Your Brain: Teach Yourself to Notice the Absence of Misbehavior

    Horsemanship of every kind depends on mutual interaction between equine and human brains. When we understand the function of both, we can learn to communicate with horses on their terms instead of ours. And, by meeting horses halfway, we not only save valuable training time and improve performance, we achieve other goals, too. We develop […]