Selecting the Dressage Horse by Dirk Willem Rosie
Identifies the conformation,
temperament, and movement
ideally needed to compete at
the upper levels of dressage. Notes and commentary by
Olympic gold medalist Anky
van Grunsven provide valu-
able insight into the qualities
that are required for a dres-
sage horse. Although ridden
dressage is the focus of this
book, the ideals discussed are valid for the driven dres-
sage horse as well. HB 120pp.
Sport Horse Conformationby Christian Schacht
Learn how to evaluate the athletic potential of the modern sport horse. Useful tools are outlined to show the strengths and weaknesses of each horse's individual conformation. A valuable guide to assessing the potential career and future soundness of a horse. HB 136 pp.
Sports Drivingby Amanda Saville
A complete look at the competitive sport of combined driving. Sound advice is given on proper equipment, correct training, and improving performance at events. Helpful tips for a successful dressage test, faster hazards, and a clear round in cones are shared. HB 192 pp.
Stables: Beautiful Paddocks, Horse Barns, and Tack Roomsby Kathryn Masson
An illustrated collection of 25 spectacular horse farms from across the US. The diverse history
and architecture of these American sporting
stables is captured in this beautiful tribute to the equestrian lifestyle.
HB 256 pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Carriage and Harness Careby the Carriage Association of America
Volume V in this educational series outlines the proper maintenance, care, and storage of driving equipment. Includes sound advice for protecting your investment in carriages and harness. PB 12 pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Definitionsby the Carriage Association of America
Provides definitions and descriptions of harness and carriage parts used in the CAA series above. PB 6 pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Dog Cart Phaeton and American Trapby the Carriage Association of America
Volume II in this educational series focuses on the Dog-Cart Phaeton and the American Trap. PB 8 pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Gentlemen's Turnoutsby the Carriage Association of America
Volume 7 describes those carriages traditionally driven by men. Proper turnout for both formal and sporting driving is covered. Details regarding the correct harness, horses, appointments, and attire are included. PB 12 pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Ladies' Turnoutsby the Carriage Association of America
Volume 6 focuses on those carriages specifically designed for ladies to drive. Information on proper harness, attire, appointments, and special tips for women drivers are included. PB 12pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Liveryby the Carriage Association of America
Volume IV describes the proper dress for grooms accompanying various types of carriages. Tips for a country turnout are also included. PB 8 pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Long Island Carts (Meadowbrooks) and Runaboutsby the Carriage Association of America
First of a series designed to establish a standard turnout for carriages most often used in pleasure driving today. Volume I focuses on Long Island Carts, also known as Meadowbrooks, and Runabouts. It covers the vehicle, harness, horse, driver, passengers, their dress and appointments. PB 8 pp.
Standard References for Traditional Drivers: Park Drag and Private Coachby the Carriage Association of America
Volume III covers proper turnout for a Park Drag or Private Coach. PB 8 pp.
Starting to Driveby Sallie Walrond
A step-by-step introduction to carriage driving for the beginner. Graphic illustrations and clear text emphasize correct harness fit, putting to, and basic driving techniques. PB 24 pp.
Straightening the Crooked Horseby Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich and Klaus Schoneich
A highly technical analysis of German research done on equine imbalance and the advanced training needed to correct a horse's way of going. Straightness training will encourage a horse to use both sides of his body equally and will improve his balance, rhythm, and impulsion. PB 160 pp.
The Art of Long Reiningby Sylvia Stanier
Learn the proper ground techniques and equipment needed to produce a well-balanced, supple horse. Early exercises to advanced schooling in both the English and Danish methods are included. HB 56 pp.
The Big Book of Small Equineby Johnny Robb and Jan Westmark
Miniature horses and Shetland ponies in America are celebrated for their versatility and tremendous popularity. From wonderful family pets to fancy show animals, they all have a unique personality that makes them truly special. Over 150 photos highlight the best small equines in this country. HB 192pp.
The Book of Miniature Horsesby Donna Campbell Smith
An introduction to the buying, caring for, training, and breeding of miniature horses. Offers tips on competing minis in hand and in harness. HB 136pp.
The Complete Morgan Horseby Jeanne Mellin
A definitive look at the first all-American breed. The history of this versatile horse is traced from Justin Morgan to the present. Breed characteristics, conformation, breeders guidelines, influential bloodlines, preparation and performance in the show ring are discussed. HB 372 pp.
The Essential Guide to Carriage Drivingby Robyn Cuffey and Jaye-Allison Winkel
A practical guide to the sport of carriage driving. Over 350 photographs and diagrams explain the different types of equipment available. A useful resource list is also included. PB 147 pp.
The Evolution of Many Modern Breeds of Light Horsesby Tom Ryder
An in-depth study of the development of British horse breeds. Written in his final years, this book is the culmination of Mr. Ryder's lifetime of research and incredible knowledge about horses. Richly illustrated with rare paintings and photos, this is a must read for all breed and driving enthusiasts. PB 136pp.
The Hungarian Driving Styleby Tibor Pettko-Szandtner von Felsodriethoma
The first English edition of the definitive manual on the Hungarian style of carriage driving. Differences from the English style include rein handling, style of harness, whip design, and vehicles. In addition to the detailed information on Hungarian driving, this text includes general information that will benefit any driver. HB 313 pp.
The Marshall Collection: Horse-Drawn Commercial Vehicleswith commentary by Ken Wheeling
A unique collection in New Hampshire devoted to commercial vehicles that transported goods and services from the 18th to the early 20th century. Delivery vehicles, farm wagons, sleighs, passenger vehicles, pumpers, and circus wagons are included. Full-color photos and excellent descriptions feature over 90 distinctive vehicles from the US, Canada, and England. HB 189pp.
The Nature of Horsesby Stephen Budiansky
Provides insights into why horses behave the way that they do. Evolution, mechanics of movement, social structure, perception, vision, and communication are explored. HB 290 pp.
The Percheron Horse in Americaby Joseph Mischka
A look at "the horse that powered America", its history, many uses over the years, and enduring appeal. HB 162 pp.
The Royal Horse of Europeby Sylvia Loch
A magnificent look at the great war-horse of Spain and Portugal who changed the history of Europe and influenced many modern horse breeds. The Iberian breeds of Andalusian and Lusitano horses are true aristocrats in the art of driving as well as classical dressage. HB 256pp.
The Spirit of the Performance HorseA celebration of American horse sports that includes eventing, show jumping, ridden dressage, and driving. Features a personal profile of well-known drivers, Hardy Zantke and Gloria Austin, in addition to a description of combined driving and carriage driving. HB 132 pp.
The Welsh CobBy Wynne Davies
Established as a breed in the fifteenth century, this strong and agile horse has become popular for riding and driving. This book examines the origins, influential studs, auction sales records, and performance of the athletic Welsh Cob. HB 209 pp.
They Did it with Horsesby Philip Weber
Before there were trucks and tractors, horses did it all. This scrapbook of over 400 old photos from the Philip Weber collection shows fascinating street scenes and horses at work. These include farming, delivering, logging, fire fighting, and more. HB 255pp.
Traditional Horse Husbandryby Carl Gay
Reprint of the classic 1914 guide to horsekeeping. Although some of the contents seem dated, there is plenty of driving advice from an era when all horsemen drove. The section on driving breeds of horses is particularly valuable. PB 331 pp.
Training for Safetyby Margaret Beeman and Ona Kiser
Outlines the foundation for starting the driving horse. Specific exercises are given for groundwork in preparation for putting to a cart and driving the single horse. Tips are also included to help deal with scary objects in a safe and confident manner. PB 71 pp.