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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 cutting it down to 88 minutes,” says Cindy. “We still hear audiences saying they didn’t want the film to end — they want more Buck!”

The valuable but unused footage shot during the making of BUCK was carefully curated to create 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN  a series of seven videos featuring over 10 hours of instruction.

In videos 1 and 2, viewers travel to several Buck Brannaman clinics to learn important groundwork techniques, including: hooking on, leading, halter work, bridling, saddling, backing up, working in circles and half-circles, using the flag, and firming up.

In videos 3 and 4, viewers learn some of Buck’s most important lessons when working under saddle, including the all-important release, which teaches a soft feel and allows the horse to attain collection and willingly move off the leg. Additional instruction covers rider form and position, riding serpentines, “getting the life up” (finding animation), perfecting the stop, and backing up.

In videos 5, 6, and 7, Buck shares more lessons on horseback — such as turn-on-the-haunches, transitions, jumping, and finding the feel — as well as ways to solve problems, including crowding, biting, striking, fidgeting, rushing, anxiousness and sensitivity, and bad attitudes. The series ends with Buck’s best advice, tips, and ideas about working with, riding, and training horses — sage knowledge imparted with the dry wit that the world has come to expect of one of the finest horsemen of our time.

All 10 hours of programming are available to stream as individual programs or a complete series, only from HorseandRiderBooks.com.

CLICK HERE for more information or to order.

Happy Holidays!

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

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We woke up one morning and “poof!” it was November! That means we’ll be setting up shop at Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts, in no time at all…or in other words, next week…


Take your pic with Fergus!

That’s right: Equine Affaire runs Thursday, November 7, through Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Eastern States Exposition grounds. Come find the TSB booth 846/847 in the Better Living Center. You can browse and buy our newest books and favorite bestsellers, shop our massive sale bins, take advantage of show specials and discounts, sign up to win great prizes, and take your picture with this year’s Fergus the Horse—an EA tradition!


We are thrilled to have so many terrific TSB authors presenting at EA this year, including Dan James (Long-Reining with Double Dan Horsemanship), Simon Cocozza (Core Conditioning for Horses), Jim Masterson (Beyond Horse Massage), Cat Hill (World-Class Grooming for Horses), Andrea Waldo (Brain Training for Riders), Paula Josa-Jones (Our Horses, Ourselves), Nancy Loving (All Horse Systems Go and Go the Distance), and Jochen Schleese (Suffering in Silence).

In addition, we’ll be hosting exclusive meet-and-greets and book signings throughout the weekend! Make sure to visit us:



11 am and 5 pm, Meet Founder of StressLess Riding Andrea Waldo



11 am, Meet Renowned Horseman Denny Emerson and EA Clinician Sinead Halpin

1 pm, Meet Professional Groom Cat Hill




11 am, Meet Movement Educator and Therapist Paula Josa-Jones

1 pm and 5:30 pm, Meet Equine Core Strengthening Specialist Simon Cocozza

2 pm, Meet veterinarian Nancy Loving



2 pm and 4 pm, Meet Equine Core Strengthening Specialist Simon Cocozza



We can’t wait to see you next week! Oh, and if for some reason you can’t make it to Equine Affaire, pop over to our online bookstore for great holiday gift ideas for the horse person in your life. Horse books are some of the most affordable equestrian gear available!

CLICK HERE to shop our online bookstore.


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


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Sue Tinder is owner and manager of Tolland Falls Equestrian Center in Sedalia, Colorado, and author of THE JUMP COURSE DESIGN MANUAL. In sharing her CENTERED RIDING memory, Sue admitted still owning videocassettes—a retro CENTERED RIDING anniversary moment!

“The CENTERED RIDING videos were the first horse-related videos I ever purchased,” says Sue. “I really found them informative and the imagery Sally Swift suggested entertaining. I found her work to be a whole new way to approach body awareness and the biomechanics of riding. I still have them in my video collection—even though they have to be played on a VCR, not a DVD player!”

CRDVDsTrafalgar Square Books released the videos CENTERED RIDING 1 and CENTERED RIDING 2 in BETA and VHS formats in 1986, and they were some of the first instructional videos created specifically for horse people. Available now on DVD, the videos are still valuable educational tools and wonderful complements to Sally Swift’s two books.


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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Few out there would deny delighting in the season’s first snowfall. Horses, too, find it an excuse to be young again and enjoy a roll, a buck, a frolic.

We wish all of you a joyful holiday season and hope you, like our horses, get a chance to kick up your heels.

Click the image below to see the TSB herd reveling in Vermont’s first snow.

Click the image above to watch our First Snow Short Story.

Click the image above to watch our First Snow Short Story.


Be Merry,

The TSB Staff, North Pomfret, Vermont

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This puts most schooling obstacles to shame! Learn how the cavalry was involved in the evolution of the forward riding system in Bernie Traurig's new DVD series.

This puts most schooling obstacles to shame! Learn how the cavalry was involved in the evolution of the forward riding system in Bernie Traurig’s new DVD series.


How we “get over jumps” on horseback has come a long way since mankind’s earliest attempts. This evolution has enabled us to benefit from the horse’s athleticism as a means of transport, both as a matter of necessity and a matter of sport, as well as over a vast array of obstacles—from basic cavalletti in the beginner arena to fallen logs on the trail to the (sometimes!) heart-poundingly high fences seen in international show jumping and eventing competition.

Esteemed horseman and acclaimed clinician Bernie Traurig has put together a unique series of DVDs that illustrates the results of this jumping evolution: the components of what we now know as the “forward seat riding system.” Three specific areas of focus—rider position, control of the horse, and flatwork schooling—have developed over time as the world’s very best equestrians concentrated their efforts on ensuring safety, grace, efficiency of movement, and optimal performance in their jumping horses. And now, Bernie has provided a high-quality visual education in this system that can bring us all closer to attaining our riding and training goals, whatever our ability or level.

THE AMERICAN FORWARD RIDING HUNTER/JUMPER SYSTEM Complete Series includes a terrific bonus DVD where Bernie traces the history of jumping and gives viewers a glimpse of how the system evolved into what it is today.


“I give kudos to Bernie Traurig, master rider and total horseman, for taking this system of position, control, and schooling to the world,” says former US Show Jumping Team Chef d’Equipe George Morris.


Check out this FREE video preview of the DVDs:



THE AMERICAN FORWARD RIDING HUNTER/JUMPER SYSTEM  is available in one complete series and as individual DVDs from the TSB online bookstore.



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GAC Daily Countdown host Shannon Alexander with Templeton Thompson, whose music is featured on the 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN DVD series.

GAC Daily Countdown host Suzanne Alexander with Templeton Thompson, whose music is featured on the 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN DVD series.

Whether you’re just rolling out of bed and hitting the button on the coffee maker, or you’ve already been to the barn and back, don’t miss singer/songwriter (and our friend!) Templeton Thompson’s interview on the GAC (Great American Country) Daily Countdown Show, Tuesday, April 30, at 6:00 a.m. EST. (Not a morning person? Don’t worry! The show re-airs at noon and 4 p.m.)

Templeton takes a few moments to speak with Countdown host Suzanne Alexander about the making of the hit music video for her song “When I Get That Pony Rode,” featured on the bestselling 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN DVD series and Templeton’s CD release SONGS FROM 7 CLINICS.

Since debuting online on CMT.com on February 19, 2013, “When I Get That Pony Rode” has been one of the most requested videos on that site, on its second day hitting #1 over many other major country artists. The video premiered on GAC’s Daily Countdown on March 7 and has now been featured more than seven weeks in a row.

Here’s Templeton on the set of the GAC Daily Countdown…and don’t forget to tune in at 6:00 a.m., noon, and 4:00 p.m. EST!



For more information on how to get GAC on television via your cable or satellite provider, visit GACTV.com.

Haven’t seen the video for “When I Get That Pony Rode”? Check it out here:



You can order 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN and SONGS FROM 7 CLINICS from the TSB online bookstore.


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The much-talked-about meeting between French master Philippe Karl and German trainer Christopher Hess--and the debate over training philosophies.

TSB just added a huge new selection of horse training and riding DVDs to its bookstore. We’re honored to now be the exclusive North American distributor for the highly respected equestrian filmmaker Pferdia TV.

Aspiring vaulters can now learn from the best!

Featuring internationally renowned riders and trainers such as Philippe Karl, Dr. Reiner and Ingrid Klimke, Linda Tellington-Jones, Anja Beran, Peggy Cummings, Richard Hinrichs, and many others, these DVDs are a “who’s who” of movers and shakers in a number of equestrian disciplines. You’ll find titles on classical and competitive dressage, starting young horses, driving, vaulting, in-hand work, long-reining, and trick training, as well as a number of incredible films focusing on breeds, including Friesians, and famous stallions, such as Donnerhall.

TSB now has a whole selection of DVDs for the Friesian fan.

THERE’S SO MUCH TO SEE HERE! Check out our NEW Pferdia TV section at the TSB bookstore NOW.

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