Tag: horseback riding

  • How a Rescue Horse Survived the Odds…and Found the Love of a Family

    How a Rescue Horse Survived the Odds…and Found the Love of a Family

    The TSB 2021 Horse Books & Videos Catalog is now available to download (see below link) or request by mail from our website (click here for a print copy). Our cover model this year is the stunning Eddie–some of you have already heard his amazing story, but in honor of Valentine’s Day, we wanted to […]

  • Riders Must Have “the Will”

    Riders Must Have “the Will”

    In her new book, HOW TWO MINDS MEET: THE MENTAL DYNAMICS OF DRESSAGE, Beth Baumert explains how to optimize the use of your “thinking mind” in order to become a better learner in the saddle and provides techniques for maximizing mental and emotional harmony with your horse. Here she tells us why we need to […]

  • Our Friend Jane Savoie

    Our Friend Jane Savoie

    I first met Jane Savoie when I was 19. I was home from college and looking for a horse job to counter the nights I spent waitressing. Jane needed a groom. She had Eastwood, aka “Woody,” then–a big chestnut with lots of chrome. It was a long time ago but certain moments are still incredibly […]

  • Fergus the Horse Celebrates 20 Years

    Fergus the Horse Celebrates 20 Years

    He has hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook and a surging presence on Instagram. Each day, he and his diverse group of friends share their mishaps, their successes, and their innermost thoughts with the world. He is seemingly ageless, looking even better now than when his ascent to fame began. Who is this intriguing […]

  • “Really, most people out there in the world are good. I’ll always believe that.” Lessons from a Cross-Country Trip on Horseback

    “Really, most people out there in the world are good. I’ll always believe that.” Lessons from a Cross-Country Trip on Horseback

    When Melissa Chapman was 23 years old, she said goodbye to her happy, loving family, her job, and her boyfriend. Carrying a puppy named Gypsy, she climbed aboard a horse and rode away from everything, heading west. With no cell phone, no GPS, no support team or truck following with supplies, Chapman quickly learned that […]

  • Kids’ Crafts: Make Your Own Pony Pencil Holder

    Kids’ Crafts: Make Your Own Pony Pencil Holder

    If you are looking for an easy craft to entertain your kids, here’s a fun, free idea! Plus, you probably have all the materials you need already at your fingertips (and if not, simple substitutes can be found around the house). Don’t forget to remind your young crafters that their finished ponies can be customized […]

  • The Olympics Are Postponed, But Your Dreams Don’t Have to Be

    The Olympics Are Postponed, But Your Dreams Don’t Have to Be

    I love watching the Olympics—winter and summer. Pick a sport and I’m into it, willing to admire the athletes, agonize over the losses, celebrate the successes, and even puzzle over the “rules of the game” when it comes to contests unfamiliar to me. I grew up an athlete, and I can identify with the ambition, […]

  • We Love Horses! So Here’s a Valentine’s Day Sale That Spreads the Love

    We Love Horses! So Here’s a Valentine’s Day Sale That Spreads the Love

    We love horses and we love what we do, so we want to share our horse books with all of you! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, you’ll get 20% off plus FREE SHIPPING when you order books or videos from our online bookstore http://www.horseandriderbooks.com. Not sure this is the Valentine’s gift you want? Well, check […]

  • 47 True Stories of Winning, Losing, and “Achieving the Dream” from 8 Equestrian Sports

    47 True Stories of Winning, Losing, and “Achieving the Dream” from 8 Equestrian Sports

    “To win for the USA.” Many young athletes grow up with a goal of reaching the Olympics and the glories of their sport’s highest levels. It is no different for equestrians, whether they ride English, Western, vault, or drive a carriage. From playing with plastic ponies and taking their first riding lessons, to finding success in the arena, thousands of horse lovers hope […]

  • Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA for Great Sales, Contests, and Author Signings!

    Come See Us at Equine Affaire in MA for Great Sales, Contests, and Author Signings!

    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… That’s right: Equine Affaire runs Thursday, November 7, through Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Eastern States Exposition grounds. Come find […]