Category: Author News

  • Brain Scientist Janet Jones on Unplanned Dismounts, Chatting with Secretariat, and the Horse’s Double Sense of Smell

    Brain Scientist Janet Jones on Unplanned Dismounts, Chatting with Secretariat,  and the Horse’s Double Sense of Smell

    In June of 2020, TSB released a book that, as lifelong horse people, we feel is a game-changer. In HORSE BRAIN, HUMAN BRAIN, brain scientist and horsewoman Janet Jones uses plain language to explore the differences and similarities between equine and human ways of negotiating the world. Mental abilities—like seeing, learning, fearing, trusting, and focusing—are […]

  • Tik Maynard Is Turning into His Dad

    Tik Maynard Is Turning into His Dad

    We’re celebrating fathers this weekend. Thank you to eventer, trainer, horseman, and author of IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE HORSEMEN Tik Maynard for this original essay. God, I’m turning into my dad. I forget where I put the car keys, my wallet. I wear riding pants to the grocery store. I can’t find the milk—it’s […]

  • Horseman Tik Maynard on Loving Strong Women

    Horseman Tik Maynard on Loving Strong Women

    We’re celebrating moms this weekend. Thank you to eventer, trainer, horseman, and author of IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE HORSEMEN Tik Maynard for this original essay.   Mum My mother walks into the bank, where she has banked since she was six years old. She waits in line, shuffling her feet. She studies the patrons, alert […]

  • Fathers, Fatherhood, and Horses

    Fathers, Fatherhood, and Horses

    Dads. What a marvelous invention. My own repaired fence, stacked hay, held horses, and drove the antique trailer he’d found for next to nothing to countless 4-H shows, all so I could be a horse girl. Pretty sure, looking back, there were plenty of other things he would have rather been doing, and better ways […]

  • Denny Emerson to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    Denny Emerson to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    On Thursday, February 28, 2019, TSB author Denny Emerson will be inducted into the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Hall of Fame, during their first annual induction ceremony, taking place at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. Other 2019 inductees include Julie Goodnight Horsemanship, Meredith Hodges, Pat Parelli Ranch, Richard Shrake, and Dr. Robert Miller. […]

  • Why We Need to Be Inspired to Ride Well

    “Being coached” and “being a coach” are two of the topics examined in Eric Smiley’s new book TWO BRAINS, ONE AIM. “The aim of this book is twofold,” Eric says. “Firstly, to improve the relationship between coach (in all its guises) and rider and horse; in other words, help the rider learn how to learn, […]

  • This Horse-Loving Artist Got a Real Pony from Santa

    This Horse-Loving Artist Got a Real Pony from Santa

    “Santa delivered a real pony to our small family farm when I was seven,” remembers equine artist Jean Abernethy. “Her name was Dusty. She was three and very green. My brother Glen, with grit, determination, and encouragement from Dad, got Dusty going nicely. She was not an easy pony. Slight, skittish, and fast, she’d had […]

  • Learn HORSE SPEAK with the All New Video, Available on DVD and Streaming!

    Learn HORSE SPEAK with the All New Video, Available on DVD and Streaming!

    Now you can learn the easy, practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language instead of expecting them to comprehend ours!

  • Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA!

    Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA!

    As soon as we turn back the clocks, we all know it is almost that time again…time for Equine Affaire at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts! Tomorrow we’re loading up the horse trailer with our bestselling books and DVDs, as well as all our newest releases, and heading south down Route 91, […]

  • He’s Down with OTTB: Training Talk with Two-Time Winner of the Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle Tik Maynard

    He’s Down with OTTB: Training Talk with Two-Time Winner of the Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle Tik Maynard

    Horseman and eventer Tik Maynard bared his soul in his hit memoir IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE HORSEMEN, which was released earlier this year and has earned accolades from reviewers and readers across the board. Those who have read the book learned the story of Remarkable, an off-track Thoroughbred Tik retrained, and who, in some […]