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Horse Expo Pomona will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 7 -9 at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. This year’s event features a bunch of terrific TSB authors! Be sure to check out clinics with:


SANDY COLLIER, NRCHA and AQHA World Champion, international judge and clinician, and author of REINING ESSENTIALS.


JONATHAN FIELD, trainer, clinician, and author of the forthcoming THE ART OF LIBERTY TRAINING FOR HORSES.


JANE SAVOIE, three-time Olympic coach, reserve rider for the 1992 Olympic dressage team, and author of DRESSAGE 101, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIBBONS, THAT WINNING FEELING! and several DVDs.




In addition, Sandy Collier will be judging the 1st Annual Toyota California Classic Invitational Cow Horse Championship, an all-around stock horse event, that will be held on Friday evening at the event.

Don’t miss this terrific opportunity to have fun, hang around horses, and learn a whole lot about training, riding, and horse care!


All of the excellent books and DVDs from these featured TSB authors are available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.


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Buck Brannaman travels extensively throughout the country and the world each year, teaching an approach to training and riding horses that he learned from spending years as a student of the renowned horsemen Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance. This weekend, Feb 1 thru 3, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Buck is one of the featured clinicians at Legacy of Legends, an event that showcases those who exemplify the spirit and ability to communicate a level of horsemanship introduced and taught by Ray and Tom.

The Legacy of Legends Foundation’s goal is to generate funding for scholarships to deserving students in pursuit of a higher level of consciousness in conjunction with the horse. Clinics at this weekend’s event are intended to promote harmony between horse and rider, and preserve the dignity and well-being of the horse while encouraging the trainer/rider to achieve a higher level of horsemanship.

“What our goal is,” explains Buck, “is that once a year we can have an event that truly displays the very things that Ray and Tom had in mind, done by people that actually were students of Ray and Tom.”

The natural horsemanship approach taught by Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, and now Buck, benefits all levels and types of riders, and has inspired and revolutionized the equestrian world. Due to the success of the highly acclaimed 2011 documentary BUCK, a new awareness of this methodology has extended far into the mainstream.

In September, 2012, TSB teamed up with Cedar Creek Productions to release 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN, a seven-disc instructional DVD series created from over 300 hours of unused footage shot during the making of the hit film BUCK. With this unique DVD series, viewers have the chance to watch many of Buck’s lessons taught, in real time, at clinics around the country. Here’s a “sneak peek” lesson on getting yourself and your horse centered from Disc 7 of the 7 CLINICS series:

The 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN DVD series is available from the TSB online bookstore.

Check out this great deal! THE ULTIMATE BUCK BRANNAMAN GIFT SET includes the documentary BUCK, the complete series of 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN, Templeton Thompson’s SONGS FROM 7 CLINICS CD of music written for and featured in 7 CLINICS, and a Buck tote bag (not sold separately)!


The 2013 Legacy of Legends poster by artist and horseman Steve Johnson.

The 2013 Legacy of Legends poster by artist and horseman Steve Johnson.

And do you like the 2013 Legacy of Legends poster? The art is by horseman Steve Johnson—you can read a little about him and his family and the adventures we had together at the Padlock Ranch by clicking HERE.

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Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com) is pleased to announce it has reached an agreement with Cedar Creek Productions (www.cedarcreekmedia.com) to produce and release the forthcoming seven-disc series 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN.

Featuring over 10 hours of incredible, never-before-seen footage from the making of the award-winning feature film documentary BUCK—the stunningly portrayed story of one man’s quest to help horses with “people problems” lauded by critics and audiences alike—7 CLINICS allows riders, trainers, and horse lovers everywhere to travel with Buck from coast to coast while learning his techniques and absorbing countless words of wisdom along the way.

Follow Trafalgar Square Books on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/HorseandRiderBooks) or sign up to receive our regular blog updates by clicking on the Blog Subscription link on the right side of THIS PAGE as we count down to the release of the all new seven-disc series 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN—coming Summer 2012!

BUCK the award-winning feature film is now available from HorseandRiderBooks.com.

Plus, TSB is celebrating the forthcoming release of 7 CLINICS with BUCK, the feature film documentary, available now for only $19.98 from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

About Filmmaker Cindy Meehl and BUCK the Award-Winning Feature Film Documentary

Cindy Meehl founded Cedar Creek Productions, LLC in 2008. The film company has traveled from North Carolina, on to Tacoma Washington, France, Wyoming, California, Montana and Texas to film the legendary Buck Brannaman. His exceptional and profound horsemanship skills drove Cindy to create her first documentary. She thought it was a story that had to be told and an inspirational message that would benefit people whether they had a horse or not.

BUCK has won great acclaim in the United States, picking up the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and short-listed for the 2011 Oscars. “Extraordinary…an exceptional slice of Americana about the kind of unsung hero that America loves to love…’Buck’ transports us to a better world,” said the Los Angeles Times and “Mesmerizing viewing…holds your attention and heart,” said the New York Times. BUCK can currently be seen on Showtime, and is available in the United States on DVD and Blu-Ray (click here to order it from the TSB bookstore at our special celebratory promo price!). The film opens to wide release in the United Kingdom on April 27, 2012. For more information about Cedar Creek Productions and BUCK visit www.buckthefilm.com.

Cindy is currently in development on a new documentary project.  She lives in Connecticut with her husband, writer Brian Meehl, two daughters, four dogs, and two horses.


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Well, the TSB staff is back at work after four days at Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts. As usual, the event proved a terrific opportunity to speak one-on-one with customers about the books we have now, and the books we should have in the future. One of our goals is to provide the riding and horse-loving public the information they most need and crave.

We also got to watch some great clinics and learn a little something, to boot. As equestrian book publishers and editors, it is good to keep our eyes, ears, and mind open to the new ideas and techniques that horsemen and women are bringing to light all around the world—these ideas and techniques are fluid and ever-changing. The industry is not one to stagnate, and it is important to us that we don’t, either.

For those of you that came by the TSB booth this past weekend, don’t forget to use the show-special coupon on the front of our catalog for great discounts (and just in time for the holidays) on our website www.HorseandRiderBooks.com.

If you couldn’t make it to EA Massachusetts this year, here’s a little glimpse of the fun we had with our featured authors in the TSB booth. Hope to see you (and meet you!) in 2012!

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TSB author and clinican Sean Patrick has one of the best book and DVD sets available for those who REALLY want to train their own horse.

Author and clinician Sean Patrick and I have a sort of running contest going…who can take cuter pictures of their kids? His daughter, Madilyn, was born not so many months after my son, so I guess we can reassure each other that parenthood is indeed the only thing better than horses!

Sean & Alisha Patrick's daughter, Madilyn--she wins the blue ribbon for cuteness this month!

Sean tells me he and his wife Alicia will have a shiny new website up and running soon (keep an eye on http://www.seanpatricktraining.com) and he’s also posted his upcoming clinic schedule for 2011 and on into 2012. If you are anywhere near the New Smyrna Beach, Florida, area, plan to stop by for one of Sean’s clinics, or maybe just to meet him and his family.


One-Day Clinic $84

July 9, 2011 – Sack Out Saturday!

July 16, 2011 – Round Pen Reasoning

July 30, 2011 – Transitions

August 13, 2011 – Round Pen Reasoning

August 20, 2011 – Quality of Movement

September 17, 2011 – Round Pen Reasoning

October 1, 2011 – Early Hip Movements

October 15, 2011 – Early Shoulder Movements

October 29, 2011 – Gentling & Halter Breaking

November 5, 2011 – Teaching Forward

December 10, 2011 – Speed Control

December 27, 2011 – Focus & Timing

December 29, 2011 – Round Pen Reasoning

January 7, 2012 – Round Pen Reasoning

February 11, 2012 – Sack Out Saturday!

February 18, 2012 – Control Points

March 24, 2012 – Round Pen Reasoning

April 14, 2012 – Stopping & Backing

April 28, 2012 – Relaxation & Rhythm

May 12, 2012 – Hip Engagement

June 23, 2012 – Sack Out Saturday!

3-Day Riding Clinic $300

September 2, 3 & 4, 2011

March 2, 3 & 4, 2012

May 25, 26 & 27

3-Day Ground Clinic $300

June 8, 9 & 10, 2012

5-Day Riding Clinic $500

October 9-14, 2011

March 11-16, 2012

6-Day Colt-Starting Clinic $600

January 9-14, 2012

January 16-21, 2012

Sean’s book and DVD set THE MODERN HORSEMAN’S COUNTDOWN TO BROKE continues to garner great acclaim as some of the best, most thorough teachings available for the do-it-yourselfer who just wants to do right by his or her horse, while at the same time getting the best horse possible. Both the book and DVD set are available at the TSB bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

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