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A Book Compilation for the Modern Rider

Whether you're an avid reader, or someone who abhors reading (is there such a person!?!), participating in the equestrian sport is tough. The connection here, is that past horsemen have the ability to share their knowledge with us through written language. So, I compiled a list of some of the bookshelf basics. I am not including a description because the sites each have a summary of their own. In addition, I made sure to provide a link to several different book dealers for you to peruse, and a link to other recommended reading sites. Happy Book Hunting!

Riding Logic by W. Museler

The Development of Modern Riding by Vladimir S. Littauer

Dressage Judge's Handbook

Riding And Jumping Clinic by Anne Kursinski's

Henriquet On Dressage by Michel Henriquet

The Equid Ethogram: A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior by Sue Mcdonall

101 Dressage Exercises For Horse and Rider by Jec Aristotle Ballou

101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider by Jec Aristotle Ballou

Recommended Reading Lists/ Links

USDF Recommended Reading. This one is for Fourth Level, but they have other lists for the beginning and intermediate rider.

An additional study on horse behaviour:

My personal favorite: a list of recommended reading for equine studies.