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In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of CENTERED RIDING’s publication, dressage trainer and judge Kathy Connelly shared these thoughts about author Sally Swift and what she contributed to the horse world:

“Sally Swift was an icon in every way. As a person, she was very kind, joyful, and encouraging to all. It never mattered to Sally what level a rider was—she was equally passionate with every individual. Her work helped and sponsored legions of riders.

“I remember the years Sally was developing Centered Riding. She had such a gift for conceptualizing her ideas, and this enabled her to produce a system that was very clear and perceptible to all. How fortunate we all are to have this vision of partnership with our horses, which will be carried on for the betterment of our horses’ welfare and ensures a chance for more successful relationships with them.

“I cherished very much our friendship…and miss Sally, greatly.”

Be sure to check out the wonderful cover feature CENTERED RIDING: HOW SALLY SWIFT CHANGED THE WORLD in the December issue of EQUUS Magazine, available now wherever quality equestrian magazines are sold!


Share your own CENTERED RIDING memories and “aha” moments online and tag them #CenteredRiding30! And remember, all CENTERED RIDING books and DVDs are 30% off, the entire month of November.

Trafalgar Square Books, the leading publisher of horse books and DVDs, is a small business based on a farm in rural Vermont.

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Click the image above to read the excerpt from CENTERED RIDING 2 on EQUUS Magazine's new website!

Click the image above to read the excerpt from CENTERED RIDING 2 on EQUUS Magazine’s new website!


Sally Swift’s first book, CENTERED RIDING, came on the scene in 1985. Now translated into 15 languages, it is one of the bestselling horse books of all time and continues to be just as valid as when it first came out, containing all the fundamentals of Sally’s teaching.

Sally’s second book CENTERED RIDING 2: FURTHER EXPLORATION doesn’t replace the first one—it complements it. Over the years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery. CENTERED RIDING 2 delves into these additional riding techniques and also concentrates more on the horse than the first book. Sally explains in great detail how through the use of Centered Riding you can improve your horse’s musculature and way of going—and consequently, his comfort and performance.

Visit EQUUS Magazine’s online excerpt from CENTERED RIDING 2 by CLICKING HERE.




CENTERED RIDING 2 is coming out in a new paperback edition! You can preorder your copy at the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE. All preorders will ship as soon as the books are in the TSB warehouse in mid-April!


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Riders, breeders, and trainers of all disciplines are anticipating the release of HORSE PROFILING: THE SECRET TO MOTIVATING EQUINE ATHLETES by Kerry Thomas, a pioneer in the field of equine athletic psychology. The great news is, you can get a sneak peek at the material into which Kerry delves in the April issue of EQUUS Magazine, available wherever quality horse and riding magazines are sold.

Pick up your copy of EQUUS today and read about how the natural dynamics of the equine herd not only play a part in “who” your performance horse is, but find out how understanding the inner workings of the herd should affect the way in which you breed and train horses for optimal performance.

Kerry’s book is available for preorder now at the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

BLOG BONUS!!! Get 15% off your order at the TSB online bookstore by entering the coupon code TSBBLOG15 at checkout!!


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Check out the excerpt in the January 2012 issue of EQUUS Magazine from our forthcoming book THE HORSE AGILITY HANDBOOK: A STEP-BY-STEP INTRODUCTION TO THE SPORT by Vanessa Bee, Founder of the International Horse Agility Club.

Vanessa is busy spreading the new sport of Horse Agility around the globe. Have you ever watched a Dog Agility class? The handlers have fun, the dogs have fun, and there is no need for prods, restraints, or bribes….now, you can have the same experience with your horse! Learn to work your horse over a course of obstacles, in hand or at liberty, then set up “play days,” official competitions, or register to compete against an international field online!

Learn more about Horse Agility and the International Horse Agility Club in the January 2012 issue of EQUUS Magazine, found wherever quality equestrian magazines are sold.

And preorder your copy of THE HORSE AGILITY HANDBOOK at the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.


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