Category: Good Reads

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 Facts About “The Golden Boy of the Horse World”

    6 Facts About “The Golden Boy of the Horse World”

    This week we were so pleased to release HAPPY TRAILS: A PICTORIAL CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROY ROGERS AND DALE EVANS by Howard Kazanjian and Chris Enss. This book, highly illustrated with rarely seen memorabilia, is a unique and captivating collection of photographs and stories chronicling the lives of the King of […]

  • The Best Horse Books of 2021

    The Best Horse Books of 2021

    If you have ever been involved in the publication of a book, then you know that while there may be a clear beginning–that moment when the inspiration found you or you actually sat down and started typing–there is no real end. Once through the various phases of gestation and birth (editing, re-editing, layout, proofreading, indexing, […]

  • Lessons in Patience: 3800 Miles on Horseback

    Lessons in Patience: 3800 Miles on Horseback

    In 2013 at the age of 36, Jesse McNeil—at times carpenter, commercial fisherman, dabbler in real estate—decided to buy an untrained horse, make himself into a horseman, and ride all the way across the United States, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. A fiercely independent traveler, Jesse had navigated previous coast-to-coast trips—solo journeys by […]

  • Horse Brain, Human Brain at HETI Seoul

    Horse Brain, Human Brain at HETI Seoul

    From June 7 to 11, 2021, TSB author Janet Jones, PhD, whose HORSE BRAIN, HUMAN BRAIN has become a runaway international bestseller since its release last year, was a featured presenter at HETI Seoul. Hosted by the Korea Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (KATH) and Korea Racing Authority (KRA), the 17th HETI International Congress was held […]

  • 30 Years Practice: An Excerpt from Jim Wofford’s Autobiography

    In this excerpt from STILL HORSE CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, Olympian and tale-teller Jim Wofford shares a formative experience with an equestrian coach that told him all he needed to know about what it takes to be a good rider. When I first came to Gladstone in 1965, Richard Wätjen was coaching the dressage […]

  • On Traditions, Beginnings, and May First

    On Traditions, Beginnings, and May First

    In her memoir DISTANT SKIES: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY ON HORSEBACK, a book reviewers rave is “uplifting, inspiring, poignant, and poetic,” Melissa Chapman shares the story of a remarkable journey she took when she was 23 years old—a young woman who had long dreamed of traveling solo across the United States on horseback, and who had […]

  • Let’s Talk: Horse Speak’s Early Conversations

    Let’s Talk: Horse Speak’s Early Conversations

    In her book HORSES IN TRANSLATION, TSB author Sharon Wilsie shares true stories of how she discovered Horse Speak® and the early horses and horse people who benefited from learning it, too. A lifelong horsewoman and animal lover, Sharon had to break down all that she had learned in a traditional sense about how to […]