Tag: riding

  • Having a Lesson Barn Affair

      Switching trainers, moving from one barn to another, trying a new hairdresser…isn’t it amazing how all these things make us feel a sharp pang of guilt, like we are somehow being unfaithful? I mean, rarely is there a contract involved or even promises of fidelity, and yet… Susan Conley’s new memoir MANY BRAVE FOOLS […]

  • Denny Emerson to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    Denny Emerson to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    On Thursday, February 28, 2019, TSB author Denny Emerson will be inducted into the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Hall of Fame, during their first annual induction ceremony, taking place at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado. Other 2019 inductees include Julie Goodnight Horsemanship, Meredith Hodges, Pat Parelli Ranch, Richard Shrake, and Dr. Robert Miller. […]

  • Is Your Horse the Love of Your Life, but Completely Wrong for You?

    In his newest book KNOW BETTER TO DO BETTER, horseman, Tevis-Cup-Buckle-winner, and gold medalist in eventing Denny Emerson examines the question of whether or not you keep the horse that is the love of your life…but is completely wrong for you. Read on: Hesnogoodbutilovehimsoicantgetridofhim If your mental machete is sharp enough to hack through the […]

  • Shrink the Size of Your “But”

    Shrink the Size of Your “But”

      In January, it always feels like everyone is at the gym or on a cleanse or giving up sugar and alcohol in order to meet one resolution or another. For those of you interested in improving your inside as much as your outside, check out these recommendations for learning to tell the difference between […]

  • Like Audiobooks? Here’s a Great One for Riders!

    Like Audiobooks? Here’s a Great One for Riders!

    TSB is proud to release our first audiobook with one of our original bestselling authors: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIBBONS, written and read by renowned rider, coach, and motivational speaker Jane Savoie, is now available from the TSB online bookstore! We know horse people lead busy lives, often juggling work, family, and riding, so […]

  • Collection: Feel What Your Horse Feels

    Collection: Feel What Your Horse Feels

    Renowned educator, clinician, and Western Dressage World Champion Lynn Palm says that one of the quickest ways to understand true collection is to try it yourself. Here’s an easy exercise from her book THE RIDER’S GUIDE TO REAL COLLECTION to help you feel what your horse feels when you ask him to collect. TRY THIS […]

  • “Tell Him He Can Run Away”—A Cure for the Horse That Shies

    “Tell Him He Can Run Away”—A Cure for the Horse That Shies

    Wouldn’t it be cool if every horse made a New Year’s Resolution not to shy at silly, innocuous, or invisible things in 2019? Alas, I think we all know that isn’t likely, so best case scenario is we riders resolve to do better by our horses when the shy does happen. The late Walter Zettl […]

  • 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 […]

  • Crowdsurfing Rams, Drug Deals, and Very Annoyed Little Holstein Cows: 24 Hours with Dr. Jenni Grimmett

    Crowdsurfing Rams, Drug Deals, and Very Annoyed Little Holstein Cows: 24 Hours with Dr. Jenni Grimmett

    One of the great pleasures we have at Trafalgar Square Books is working with equine experts from fields far different than our own desk-centric sort. This is not only a source of continuing education that we wholeheartedly welcome but a reminder of the amazingly different kinds of roles people play in the lives of horses […]

  • “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 […]