Tag: horse care

  • The Best Horse Books & DVDs of 2018

    The Best Horse Books & DVDs of 2018

    W.O.W. The year is almost over. It always hits as a touch unbelievable. And yet here we are, a few days from 2019. It’s cold outside, with enough white stuff to validate the Vermont address. The Prosecco is chilling in anticipation of the celebration ahead. We have some truly exciting projects in the works with […]

  • Get Great Savings All Weekend from Our Online Bookstore!

    Get Great Savings All Weekend from Our Online Bookstore!

    Thanksgiving is over…let the shopping begin! At TSB, we’ve joined the Black Friday (Etc) Party by kicking off a big, end-of-the-year sale today, and it will run straight through Small Business Saturday (did you know TSB has a staff of SEVEN?), and (why not?) Cyber Monday, to boot. Just visit our online bookstore at HorseandRiderBooks.com […]

  • 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, […]

  • “Ketchup Day,” Warm Feet, Atlanta Traffic, and Equine Heli-Vet: 24 Hours with Veterinarian Dr. Bob Grisel

    “Ketchup Day,” Warm Feet, Atlanta Traffic, and Equine Heli-Vet: 24 Hours with Veterinarian Dr. Bob Grisel

    I am in awe of the large animal veterinarian—no lie. I nursed vague dreams of entering the profession in my James-Herriot-loving youth, until someone told me vet school is more difficult than medical school. And that was that. Besides, I wanted time to ride. It is clear from a glimpse into a day in the […]

  • The Joy of the Senior “Lawn Horse”

    The Joy of the Senior “Lawn Horse”

    Sharon Wilsie, founder of Horse Speak™ and author of the books Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide (with Gretchen Vogel) and Horses in Translation, provides a guest post this week. Her books are available from the TSB online bookstore (click HERE) and watch for her new DVD, coming in November 2018. I like coffee. Strong coffee. […]

  • Breed Diversity, Weight-Lifting, and Devouring Books: 24 Hours with Horse Trainer Jec Aristotle Ballou

    Breed Diversity, Weight-Lifting, and Devouring Books: 24 Hours with Horse Trainer Jec Aristotle Ballou

    Professional horse trainers and riding instructors have mind-blowingly busy lives—that’s why it is so amazing to hear how they make it all work. The layers of scheduling, the early mornings, the sacrifices when it comes to friends, family, and personal interests…. That can be the story, but sometimes, a balance is struck, and it all […]

  • George Morris: “The School Horse Is Just as Valuable as Big Star”

    George Morris: “The School Horse Is Just as Valuable as Big Star”

    In 2017 and together with Kenilworth Press in the UK, TSB released the book SPORT HORSE SOUNDNESS AND PERFORMANCE by Dr. Cecilia Lönnell. George Morris was an enthusiastic supporter of the premise of Dr. Lönnell’s book, and so wrote a detailed foreword that makes many points that are of great value to all of those within […]

  • Your Horse’s Feet: Finding the Balance

    Your Horse’s Feet: Finding the Balance

    In caring for your horse’s feet, you not only want to see how the left and right halves of the foot are balanced, you also want to evaluate the hoof’s front-to-back balance. We call this dorsopalmar balance when we’re talking about the front feet, and dorsoplantar balance when we’re talking about the hind. You may also see the term anterior/posterior balance, […]

  • July 4th Flash Sale! 20% Off Horse Books & DVDs!

    July 4th Flash Sale! 20% Off Horse Books & DVDs!

    The sun is high, the nights are warm, the days are long…yes, summer is here! We have trail rides and pony camps and misty mornings in the ring to look forward to…what could be better? How about a few good books to read in the hammock or at the barn between lessons? In celebration of […]

  • Finally! Resolve Your Horse’s Posture Problems and Poor Movement Patterns

    Finally! Resolve Your Horse’s Posture Problems and Poor Movement Patterns

    Have you found yourself trying to resolve one of the following challenges related to your horse’s posture or performance? • Rebuilding after an injury or extended time off. • Countering an unspecified weakness that prevents him from doing what you ask. • Improving stiff, uncoordinated, or short-strided gaits. • Softening a rigid or hollow topline. • Lightening […]