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  • Human?Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisureby Katherine Dashper

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human?horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the horse world, it explores the key themes of partnership... more...


    Quiller 2016; US$ 10.99

    'Training Starts Early' is the ideal guide for those looking to start a young horse or pony. Starting a horse is a long-term investment that takes patience and commitment, but is also fun and rewarding: you really do get out what you put in. Discipline, kindness, firmness and routine are very important, and this book will guide you through the steps... more...

  • A Journey to Softnessby Mark Rashid

    Robert Hale 2016; US$ 11.99

    Mark Rashid shares personal stories about events in his life that helped him on his journey to softness, as well as the stumbling blocks along the way. The narrative includes a section in which Mark passes on the experiences of others from a wide variety of walks of life and occupations, all sharing their views on how feel, connection and softness... more...

  • You Bet Your Lifeby Dave Stevenson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 24.99

    The rags-to-riches tale of one of the most remarkable figures in horse racing history. Readers will be left breathless at the edge of their seats by the amazing stories in You Bet Your Life: My Incredible Adventures in Horse Racing and Offshore Betting , the story of celebrated jockey Dave Stevenson. A runaway barn hand who became a legendary... more...

  • Affirmedby Lou Sahadi; Steve Cauthen

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    In 1978, racing fans witnessed a rivalry for the ages when a horse hailing from Harbor View Farm named Affirmed and an eighteen-year-old jockey dubbed "Stevie Wonder" faced off against the celebrated Alydar and emerged victorious in each leg of the Triple Crown---by a combined margin of less than two lengths. In this long-overdue biography of Affirmed,... more...

  • A Breed Apartby Mike Helm

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 7.39

    This entertaining behind-the-scenes study takes the dedicated horse-player to California's tracks to meet Jack Kaenel, who booted Aloma's Ruler to victory in the Preakness, and Chuck Jenda, who trained Brown Bess to an Eclipse Award. These and many other professionals are by your side as races are analyzed, bets placed, and questions answered about... more...

  • Headless Horsemenby Jim Squires

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 7.39

    A pointed and irreverent critique of thoroughbred racing's breakdown, by a prominent journalist turned horse breeder Jim Squires was in trouble. He had gone from one business seemingly intent on committing suicide to another, both led over the cliff by visionless leaders. First it was the newspaper bean-counters' blind adherence to the demands... more...

  • The Horse God Builtby Lawrence Scanlan

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 12.74

    He was the perfect horse, it was said, "the horse God built." Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string of honors runs long and rich: the only two-year-old ever to win Horse of the Year, in 1972; winner in 1973 of the Triple Crown, his times in all three races still unsurpassed; featured on the... more...

  • Battleship: A Daring Heiress, a Teenage Jockey, and America's Horseby Dorothy Ours

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    The moving story of a tough little horse, a gifted boy, and a woman ahead of her time. The youngest jockey, the smallest horse, and an unconventional heiress who disliked publicizing herself. Together, near Liverpool, England, they made a leap of faith on a spring day in 1938: overriding the jockey's father, trusting the boy and the horse that... more...

  • The Ghost Horseby Joe Layden

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 12.74

    In The Ghost Horse, Joe Layden tells the inspiring true tale of a one-eyed, club-footed thoroughbred racehorse and a journeyman trainer, Tim Snyder, who scraped together every penny he had to purchase the broken and unwanted filly. Snyder helped the horse overcome its deficiencies, eventually naming her in part after his deceased wife, Lisa, the... more...