Category: Bestsellers

  • New Releases from Jane Savoie and Anne Kursinski

    New Releases from Jane Savoie and Anne Kursinski

    The winter months are ahead and wouldn’t it be FAB if you could train with renowned coach and master of motivation Jane Savoie and Olympian Anne Kursinski, all for less than the cost of a week’s worth of Starbucks lattes? The good news is YOU CAN! JANE SAVOIE’S DRESSAGE BETWEEN THE JUMPS and ANNE KURSINSKI’S […]

  • The Horse Can Detect the Weight of Three Grains of Sand–Here’s How That Matters to EVERYTHING

    The Horse Can Detect the Weight of Three Grains of Sand–Here’s How That Matters to EVERYTHING

    Proprioception. It’s a big word that’s bandied about a lot in equestrian circles. And though it sounds like a massive concept, really it just means your perception or awareness of the position of and movement of your body—and of course as riders and trainers we all know what a huge role that plays when working […]

  • 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 […]

  • The 5 Best Horse-E-Books to Read This Summer

    The 5 Best Horse-E-Books to Read This Summer

    As we roll toward a summer that promises to be a bit less social than what we might be used to, having some good reading material lined up is going to be HUGE. If you love to ride or are just crazy about horses, we have 5 great equestrian eBooks to recommend.   1  IN […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman Now Streaming

    7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman Now Streaming

    Just in time for holiday-movie-watching with your family! TSB is excited to announce that 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN, the Telly-Award-Winning educational video series from filmmaker Cindy Meehl, director of the documentary BUCK, is now available to stream from HorseandRiderBooks.com. “The biggest challenge in creating the documentary BUCK was taking over 300 hours of footage and […]

  • 5 Horse Books for the Holidays

    5 Horse Books for the Holidays

    If you’re searching for gifts for the horse lover in your life, consider this: Reading a book about horses is almost as good as the real thing. Bibliotherapy is a type of therapy that uses literature to support good mental health. “A 2011 study published in the Annual Review of Psychology, based on analysis of fMRI […]

  • Lessons in True Collection from a Cowboy

    Lessons in True Collection from a Cowboy

    Collection—what it is and what it isn’t—is regularly debated in most horsey circles. While there is a tendency to segregate ourselves by discipline, the truth is, the base philosophy should really be the same, whatever saddle you ride in or sport you pursue. In her bestselling reference DRESSAGE 101, renowned dressage coach and motivational speaker […]

  • So a Rider Walked into a Bar…

    Apparently, equestrians played a key role in popular bar design. Never mind the obvious (sometimes a horse girl needs a drink)—theory has it, back pain, likely related to hours in the saddle, was the key influencer in this equation. “Back pain affects four out of five people at some time during their lives,” explains retired neurosurgeon […]

  • Fat, Hairy (Thelwell) Memories

    There is something completely timeless about a fat hairy pony, scheming to, in some way, take advantage of its naive young rider. It is a concept so familiar in size, shape, and flavor that all it takes is one word—“Thelwell“—to instantly register as an image and a memory for many. “My father bought her from […]