5 Reasons to Visit the TSB Booth #846/847 at the 2014 Equine Affaire in MA

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The 50th Annual Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Massachusetts, is just around the corner! Make sure you make time to visit the Eastern States Exposition Grounds November 13-16, 2014, for four days of superior equestrian education (not to mention all the fantastic pre-holiday shopping).

The staff at Trafalgar Square Books will be on-site with a large selection of our bestselling horse books and DVDs, and we look forward to meeting YOU in person when you stop by our booth #846/847 in the Better Living Center. And here are 5 more reasons to be sure to visit us next week:

 

Visit the TSB booth #846/847 at EA MA and sign up to win a complete set of 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN!

Visit the TSB booth #846/847 at EA MA and sign up to win a complete set of 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN!

1  WIN. That’s right. Swing by and sign up for your chance to win great prizes, including a complete set of the acclaimed 7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN DVDs and a shopping spree at the TSB online store www.HorseandRiderBooks.com.

2  DEALS. We’ll be running show specials on our biggest titles, so save money on books and DVDs for yourself, for your barn or club, and for other horse people in your life. The more you buy, the bigger the bargain.

3  SOMETHING FOR EVERY HORSE LOVER. TSB has books and DVDs that will appeal to every rider, trainer, and horse person. Whatever discipline you enjoy, whatever breed you prefer, if your aim is to learn and improve in your riding, training, and management “for the good of the horse,” then we are…yes, I’m going to say it…on the same page!

4  FUN FOR YOUNG RIDERS. In honor of the 50th Annual Equine Affaire and the wonderful books on horses we all enjoyed as children (thank you, Marguerite Henry…thank you, Walter Farley and Mary O’Hara and so many others…), TSB invites all attendees ages 14 and under to write a short story or essay (fiction or nonfiction) about horses and bring a copy to our booth #846/847 in the Better Living Center. We’re accepting story submissions all four days of the event. Please include your name, age, mailing address, phone number, and an email address where you can be reached. Following the event, we will choose a winning story or essay to publish here on our blog, on our website www.HorseandRiderBooks.com, and on our social media feed. The winning young horse author will also receive a $50 Gift Certificate to use at www.HorseandRiderBooks.com. We look forward to lots of good reading!

5  TOP AUTHORS. TSB is proud to announce the following authors presenting at the 50th Annual Equine Affaire—below, please finds the dates and times and where on the show grounds our authors appear. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or stop by the TSB booth #846/847 in the Better Living Center, to find out when special author signings are scheduled.

JANE SAVOIE
Author of DRESSAGE 101, THAT WINNING FEELING!, IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIBBONS, and the RIDING IN YOUR MIND’S EYE and HALF-HALT DEMYSTIFIED DVDs

Thursday, November 13: 10:00 am Youth Pavilion, 11:00 am Mallary Arena, 5:30 pm Mallary Arena

Friday, November 14: 10:00 am Nutrena Seminar Stage, 2:45 pm Mallary Arena, 5:45 pm Mallary Arena

JIM MASTERSON
Author of BEYOND HORSE MASSAGE and the BEYOND HORSE MASSAGE and DRESSAGE MOVEMENTS REVEALED DVDs

Friday, November 14: 11:00 am Young Arena, 1:00 pm Absorbine Demo Ring

Saturday, November 15: 1:00 pm Absorbine Demo Ring, 4:00 pm Absorbine Demo Ring

WENDY MURDOCH
Author of 50 5-MINUTE FIXES TO IMPROVE YOUR RIDING, 40 5-MINUTE JUMPING FIXES, and the 5-MINUTE FIXES and RIDE LIKE A NATURAL DVDs

Thursday, November 13: 10:00 am Young Arena, 2:00 pm Young Arena

Friday, November 14: 2:00 pm Absorbine Demo Ring, 4:00 pm Nutrena Seminar Stage

JOCHEN SCHLEESE
Author of SUFFERING IN SILENCE

Thursday, November 13: 3:00 pm Absorbine Demo Ring

Friday, November 14: 12:00 pm Absorbine Demo Ring

LINDA SNOW MCLOON
Author of CROWN PRINCE and CROWN PRINCE CHALLENGED

Friday, November 14: 11:00 am Youth Pavilion

NANCY LOVING, DVM
Author of ALL HORSE SYSTEMS GO and GO THE DISTANCE

Saturday, November 15: 11:00 am Nutrena Seminar Stage, 5:00 pm Nutrena Seminar Stage

Sunday, November 16: 11:00 am Nutrena Seminar Stage, 1:00 pm Nutrena Seminar Stage

 

See you at Equine Affaire!

See you at Equine Affaire!

Don’t Miss TSB Authors at Horse Expo Pomona, February 7-9, 2014

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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.

 

SUSAN HARRIS AND PEGGY BROWN, creators of ANATOMY IN MOTION: THE VISIBLE HORSE and THE VISIBLE RIDER 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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The Secret Lives of Horse Book Authors: Jane Savoie, the Dancing Dressage Queen

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It started as many adventures do at a certain point in life: with a Bucket List.

“I promised myself that one day I’d spend a week as a showgirl in Las Vegas,” says TSB author, motivational speaker, dressage coach, and former Olympic dressage alternate Jane Savoie. “I’d kick my legs like nobody’s business and wear a plume on my head instead of a helmet.”

A wild, pie-in-the-sky, pipe dream of a Bucket List item for some, perhaps, but Jane has developed a vast network of contacts via her popular Dressage Mentor site (www.DressageMentor.com). And one such connection offered her the chance of a lifetime: to don that fairytale plume and kick her heels up (instead of insisting they stay down) at Caesars Palace, a glittering resort known for hosting some of the biggest names in entertainment.

“And on top of that,” says Jane, “someone one-upped my showgirl goals and planted an even crazier idea in my head—I should (of course!) be on Dancing with the Stars! I don’t know whether it made things better or worse that I again knew someone through my Dressage Mentor network who made this new ‘goal’ actually remotely possible!

“It was about this time—between daydreaming about Caesars Palace and imagining myself on Prime Time Television—that I figured I better learn how to dance.”

 

TSB author Jane Savoie takes lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

TSB author Jane Savoie takes lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

So about a year ago, Jane, long a fan of ballet and Broadway, started taking ballroom dancing lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Palm Beach, Florida (www.fredastairewpb.com). And it just so happened that “Dance Instructor Clifton” was the perfect fit for a Dressage-Queen-cum-Dancing-Queen like Jane.

“I became totally obsessed with dancing, and found myself in complete wonder over the parallels I was discovering between dressage and ballroom,” admits Jane. “Not only was it fun to do both, but one activity made me better at the other: Dancing improved my riding, and my history of riding toward very specific goals made applying myself to not just learning dance steps, but to becoming a REALLY GOOD DANCER, feasible.”

Well, hello Tom Bergeron! And viva Las Vegas!

“When you spend 40 years perfecting a 20-meter circle, focusing on the minutia that makes up serious dancing seems only natural,” Jane explains.  “Clifton will tell me that when you are getting ready to take a step in the waltz, for example, your power isn’t coming from the pointing leg—as most people might think—but from the standing leg. This is exactly like knowing when and how you can influence the power of the horse: not in the leg when it is in stride, but in the leg on the ground just before it takes a stride.

“The precision required in ballroom dancing, the layers of knowledge and strength, how you engage which muscle to go from one position to another, it is intricate, just like dressage.

“Plus, when dancing, you are working with a partner, just like when you are riding—it is a partnership that demands contact and connection. Your contact with your dance partner can start too strong, just like with a horse—then it might be inconsistent. The goal, as in dressage, is to establish and maintain a light, alive, consistent contact/connection so you and your partner look and move like a single unit. Again, this the same ideal we aim for in the dressage arena: whether we are floating as one across a dance floor or an indoor, ultimately, we are looking for a delicacy of sensation, an established sensitivity to the needs and movements of another, and communication that is so subtle it is almost intuitive.”

 

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So what’s in store for Jane Savoie, the ballroom dancer? She’s preparing for a competition the first week of December and a showcase performance in February. The latter is a recital-type event that gives her a chance to channel her inner diva in a sizzling hot number called “Be Italian” from the musical Nine.

“Dressage has given me good core strength and the ability to hold a frame on the dance floor, but you might say I have an FEI topline and Training Level feet!” says Jane with a laugh. “I have some serious work to do to get ready, especially after a summer where a number of injuries interfered with my conditioning.”

And what about riding? Unfortunately, Jane’s injuries prevented her from riding her Grand Prix horse Menno PM (“Moshi”), and so he was out of normal work for much of the summer.

“Our winter project is muscle-building and getting back into condition together,” says Jane, unsurprisingly still smiling. Jane always seems to ascend that much higher when faced with an additional challenge, so we think it is a pretty safe bet that she (and Moshi) will come back in better shape than ever.

And will we see Jane at Caesars Palace someday soon?

We’re definitely willing to put money on it.

 

Jane Savoie is the author of many bestselling books and DVDs. Check out these popular titles available from the TSB online bookstore where shipping in the US is always FREE:

JANE SAVOIE’S DRESSAGE 101

THAT WINNING FEELING!

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIBBONS

THE HALF-HALT DEMYSTIFIED DVDS

RIDING IN YOUR MIND’S EYE DVDS

How Dressage Queens Can Be Dancing Queens…and a Nail-Biter of a Grand Prix Jump-Off

Jane Savoie with TSB Senior Editor Rebecca Didier and Managing Director Martha Cook.

Jane Savoie with TSB Senior Editor Rebecca Didier and Managing Director Martha Cook.

If only we can all find the energy to pursue our passions, our hobbies, our careers like Jane Savoie!

Jane, author of many TSB books, including her most recent bestseller DRESSAGE 101, is forever an inspiration when it comes to identifying a goal and then making it happen. It was great to catch up with her and her husband Rhett today, and have a chance to talk about her Happy Horse Home Study Course, her Friesian Moshi, and her newest pursuit: ballroom dancing! Jane looks great and says she can’t believe the parallels she’s discovering between dressage and dance—plus, she says fitter than she’s ever been (and she gets to buy fabulous dresses).

Today we also explored Wellington’s famous Tackeria, an expansive and impressive collection of equestrian clothing and horse gear (and TSB books and DVDs!) right outside the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Show Grounds. I was thrilled to see they had copies of DRESSAGE WITH MIND, BODY & SOUL, the new book I cowrote with renowned horse trainer and animal behaviorist Linda Tellington-Jones already in stock.

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We then grabbed the shuttle to the PBIEC in time to watch the $150,000 CSIO 4* Grand Prix presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. It was infinitely educational to watch the riders warm up prior to their go, and of the 53 starters, 11 made it to the jump-off. We had a great view of a nail-biter of a finish as Kent Farrington and Blue Angel edged ahead of Beezie Madden on Cortes ‘C’ by the slimmest of margins.

We ended our day with a with George Morris, whose retirement ceremony was last night, and who spent his 75th birthday last week in the saddle, over fences. It was wonderful to hear his “post chef d’equipe” plans, as well as hope that we, too, will be riding, and smiling about it, at 75.

Palm Beach Dressage Derby…Frozen and Somehow Still Sunburned?

TSB spent much of its day at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby.

TSB spent much of its day at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby.

We faced the morning—our first in Florida after our whirlwind exploration of Ft. Worth, Texas, and its environs—with great optimism in terms of the weather: The sun was struggling out from behind the clouds and the grass in West Palm Beach is most certainly green. One step out-of-doors, however, sent us running back up the eight floors we’d just descended in search for the jackets and sweatshirts we’d at first so blithely left behind. It was COLD today!!!

Despite our issues with the GPS in Texas, we for some foolish reason thought technology deserving of a second (third?) chance, but of course it brought us only to the very-much-locked gate (no doubt the “rear” entrance) of the gated horse community in which the Palm Beach Dressage Derby was taking place…so we waited for some kind, semi-local soul with a key code to come along and let us follow him in. I’ve never been in an area where the law states (and signage, too!) that drivers must proceed slowly due to the presence of horses…it made me feel rather empowered, despite the fact that I was behind the wheel and not in the saddle. I guess it helps to know that somewhere, sometimes, horses and riders get the right of way and a little respect from passing motorists.

We spent a jolly morning with Kathy Connelly, international dressage rider, trainer, and coach; met up with TSB author Jane Savoie’s husband Rhett; and had an absolutely terrific time with Yvonne Barteau and the ever-engaging GP Raymeister, the handsome Holsteiner stallion she’s trained and ridden for seven years. Ray is full of character, and we always love getting the chance to see him go!

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We finally left the Derby grounds to visit with Betsy Steiner, author of A GYMNASTIC RIDING SYSTEM USING MIND, BODY & SPIRIT, and had the pleasure of watching her long-line two very different (in terms of conformation, personality, and way of going) horses as she explained her views on the benefits of long-line work. It was really fun to go through her barn with her and see the variety of horses she has in training, including Warmbloods, a Lusitano, and two Fjords!

We wrapped up our day with dinner in Wellington with TSB author and USEF “R” Hunter/Hunter Equitation judge Geoff Teall (yes, more eating!), which helped us segue from our day in “dressage land” to tomorrow’s show jumping Grand Prix. We’ll post photos and news from the event here on our blog, FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

I’m sure hoping the Florida weather gods will turn a kind (aka warm) eye toward us poor Northeasterners with only a short-term pass to the land of sun, but we hear it will again be COLD tomorrow…and it may even RAIN.

And believe it or not, even in the cold, Martha and I both somehow managed to end the day with a sunburn! I know that when in Wellington one shouldn’t really complain, but it just doesn’t seem fair…

Is It a Kindle/iPad Kinda Christmas? Get These Bestselling TSB Horse Books in Kindle/ePub Format!

Check out the TSB horse books available in digital format!

Check out the TSB horse books available in digital format!

Is someone you know getting a Kindle or tablet for Christmas? Treat your horsey-and-tech-savvy friends right with a few of TSB’s bestselling books in digital format! The following titles are available in Kindle and ePub (ebooks.com)!

And don’t forget: ALL these titles and MORE are available in print format from the TSB online bookstore. If you order before midnight on December 16th, you can still get FREE SHIPPING in the US in time for Christmas!

Trafalgar Square Books Titles Available in Digital Format:

7 Deadly Sins of Dressage by Douglas Puterbaugh with Lance Wills

Academic Equitation by General Decarpentry

Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship by Clinton Anderson with Ami Hendrickson

Complete Guide to Hunter Seat Training, Showing, and Judging by Anna Jane White-Mullin

Crown Prince (Book One of the Brookmeade Young Riders Series) by Linda Snow McLoon

Crown Prince Challenged (Book Two of the Brookmeade Young Riders Series by Linda Snow McLoon

Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse by Janet Foy with Nancy J. Jones

Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation by Geoff Teall with Ami Hendrickson

Getting in TTouch with Your Horse by Linda Tellington-Jones

Horse Economics by Catherine E. O’Brien, CPA

Horse Profiling by Kerry Thomas with Calvin Carter

How Good Riders Get Good by Denny Emerson

Lessons Well Learned by Clinton Anderson with Melinda Folse

Nature, Nurture and Horses by Paul Belasik

Reflections on Riding and Jumping by William Steinkraus

The Rider’s Guide to Real Collection by Lynn Palm with Stacy Pigott

Riding on the Autism Spectrum by Claudine Pelletier-Milet

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife Horses by Melinda Folse

Taking Up the Reins by Priscilla Endicott

That Winning Feeling! by Jane Savoie

The Ultimate Horseman’s English/Spanish Dictionary for Horsemen by Maria Belknap

The Way to Perfect Horsemanship by Udo Burger

What Horses Say by Anna Clemence Mews & Julie Dicker

Women Are from Venus and So Are Their Horses by Menno Kalmann

Horse-Lover’s Gift Idea: A Great Western Dressage Primer from Western Dressage Association Advisory Director Lynn Palm

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Since the early 1990s, Lynn Palm has been a major proponent for showing the American Quarter Horse in the dressage discipline. After nearly 20 years, on January 1, 2010, the AQHA agreed to recognize dressage as a event in which points could be earned. That same year, nationally known trainers Eitan Beth-Halachmy and Jack Brainard spurred formation of the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA), an organization that now has seven recognized state associations and is growing at astounding speed.

Dressage is simply the french word for “training.” By building a dressage foundation, a horse can gain suppleness, flexibility, and balance, all while strengthening the rider-and-horse partnership. Through the standardized progressive training methods of dressage, a horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to perform is maximized. Horses trained correctly are able to perform various maneuvers while remaining relaxed and giving the illusion of effortlessness.

AnnMarie Brockhouse, who serves as WDAA executive assistant and is a co-founder of the Western Dressage Association of Minnesota, explains that the nonprofit WDAA developed from knowledge of the importance of dressage “regardless of the tack it was being utilized in.” And TSB author Lynn Palm, winner of four Superhorse titles, is one of the leading proponents for good training, regardless of your tack or your outfit. Her fun, easy-to-use book THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION provides 26 dressage exercises, separated into basic, intermediate, and advanced sections. With terrific full-color photos and clear diagrams, its a terrific book for anyone looking to get a start in the new and exciting sport of Western dressage.

“Lynn understands that good training is just good training. She uses basic dressage principles as the foundation for all her work,” says US Olympic Dressage Team Alternate Jane Savoie. “Lynn’s book THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION explains the what, why, and ‘how-to’ of teaching your horse to collect. It discusses a number of factors that affect a horse’s ability to shift his weight back and lighten the forehand. And probably most importantly, Lynn explains the ingredients that go into laying the correct foundation to achieve true collection so you don’t resort to shortcuts that only create an artificial headset.”

THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION is available from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

Happy Shopping! Our Horse Books and DVDs Are ON SALE!

Whatever you want to call it—Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, CyberMonday—there’s no avoiding the fact the holiday shopping season kicks off this weekend. We hope you can all enjoy it just a little bit, whether you are standing in lines, sitting at your computer, or hitting “Order Now” on your phone from the back of your horse.

The TSB SITEWIDE SALE has begun! Now through Tuesday November 27th, get 15% off all books and DVDs at HorseandRiderBooks.com, excluding our sets and sale books, which are already discounted.

PLUS get FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the US!

Check out our newest titles from Buck Brannaman, Janet Foy, Gerd Heuschmann, Paul Belasik, and Christian Schacht, plus our bestsellers from Clinton Anderson, Denny Emerson, Linda Tellington-Jones, Anne Kursinski, Lynn Palm, Jim Masterson, Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, Jane Savoie, Sally Swift, and many more. There are books for English and Western riders; beginner and advanced riders; reiners, jumpers, ropers, and dressage riders. You’ll find how-to, practical advice on everything from training techniques to horse health care, PLUS check out our all-new fiction series for young horse lovers!

Happy Shopping!

Happy Halloween! Four Ways to Conquer FEAR On and Around Your Horse

“From time without beginning,” writes Douglas Puterbaugh in his chapter on FEAR in THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF DRESSAGE, “man and horse have shared something in common: an ancient and deeply rooted emotion called fear.”

Interestingly, although mankind evolved as a predator and horse hung on in the role of prey, both rely on fear to save them via fight or flight. It is this natural and powerful response that can divide horse and rider, that can cause the horse to jig, shy, and bolt, and the rider to quake, tense, and fall off.

And while fluttering white ghostly figures and things that go “bump” will surely send many a horse (and rider) into a whirling, spinning, tizzy, it isn’t just Halloween that gets us spooked. We come face to face with outer and inner demons every day, and our fear response holds us back as we strive to achieve partnership and higher levels of performance with our horse.

How can we conquer our own anxieties and our own fears, so we can help instill a greater sense of confidence in our horse? Here are four tips from top riders and trainers for saying, “BOO!” right back:

1  Practice, Practice, Practice

“There’s a direct correlation between study and test performance,” says dressage trainer Douglas Puterbaugh in THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF DRESSAGE. “There’s a direct correlation between practice and performance in competition. The only way to perform at the best of your ability is to practice diligently…when you’ve practiced so thoroughly that your movements have become almost automatic, that old nervousness won’t the fear it once was.”

2  Scare Yourself…a Little

“If you are trying to build your self-confidence,” writes USEA Hall-of-Famer Denny Emerson in HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD, “don’t hurt yourself, and don’t scare yourself—too much. You have to scare yourself a little to give yourself something to build on, but only a little. Keep doing the slightly scary thing until you have had so much success that you know success is inevitable. Then make whatever it is that you are trying to do a little harder…You can be timid, or shy, or indecisive, or reticent. You can be burdened by any one of many afflictions that result from a lack of self-confidence, and you can improve every one of them if you can figure out a way to scare yourself just a little bit. Too big a scare, and you will find your self-confidence in pieces on the ground.”

3  Employ “Thought Stopping”

“When you find yourself visualizing imminent disaster,” says Olympic coach, dressage rider, and popular motivational speaker Jane Savoie in IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIBBONS, “break your pattern by doing some ‘thought stopping’ right away. As soon as the alarming picture pops into your head, use an action word to quiet your mind and erase it. Your action word might be something like: ‘Clear,’ ‘Focus,’ ‘Stop!’ ‘Relax,’ or ‘Breathe.’ Replace the negative thought with a positive one. This is an important step, because if you don’t fill your mind with a positive thought, the negative picture will creep right back in.”

4 Create Safe Habits

“Learn what you need to do to be safe on the ground and in the saddle, and then do those things the same way every time you work with your horse until they are as automatic as the safety habits you use when driving a car,” says Melinda Folse, author of the bestselling THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES. “Even experienced horse handlers can unwittingly grow careless over the years, so it never hurts to take a good look at your habits to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep yourself safe to ride another day.”

Melinda gives us a few ideas of the kind of “safe habits” we all should employ on and around horses:

-Teach your horse to respect your space.

– Pay attention to where you’re standing.

-Wear a helmet.

-Practice the one-rein stop and the emergency dismount.

“Fear is a conquerable thing,” Melinda reminds us—and indeed, all the featured authors remind us in their respective books, “and being safe around horses is something we can be proactive about.”

So don’t stay scared. Get busy!

And Happy Happy Halloween!

Be sure to see what Buck Brannaman says about fear in yesterday’s post CLICK HERE

Nine TSB Books & DVDs Named in Horse&Rider Magazine’s Top 30!

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The July 2012 issue of Horse&Rider Magazine features a great article by Debbie Moors called “The Well-Read Rider.” Debbie names 30 books and DVDs that can help improve your relationship with your horse and your performance in the saddle, with specific choices that pertain to specific levels of horsemanship as well as specific competitive and recreational interests. Be sure to check out the new issue of Horse&Rider for the complete list of Debbie’s recommendations.

TSB is proud to have NINE titles named to the Top 30 list! Check it out:

CENTERED RIDING and CENTERED RIDING 2 by Sally Swift

DRESSAGE 101 by Jane Savoie

RIDING LOGIC by Wilhelm Museler

CLINTON ANDERSON’S DOWNUNDER HORSEMANSHIP by Clinton Anderson with Ami Hendrickson

THE MODERN HORSEMAN’S COUNTDOWN TO BROKE by Sean Patrick

BOMBPROOF YOUR HORSE by Sgt. Rick Pelicano with Lauren Tjaden

REINING ESSENTIALS by Sandy Collier with Jennifer Forsberg Meyer

TEAM ROPING 101 by Kayla Starnes, Endorsed by the USTRC

Congratulations to all our authors! You can order TSB books and DVDs from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

BLOG BONUS!! Enter the coupon code TSBBLOG15 at checkout and get 15% off your entire order!