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Dr. Joe’s Recommended Reading
Educate yourself to help your horse
Books, books, books, oh all of my books.
When I first started touching horses I had been working on the human frame for many years. I had this thing about my spouse’s’ horses, I couldn’t keep my hands off of them (or her of course!) I’ve always been a touchy-feely kinda guy and experience the world most vividly through touch. But what was I touching with my hands on the horse? I needed to know.
I went to the books, that’s when I found out how many books have been written about horse’s. I came across Dr Deb Bennett’s “Principles of Conformation Analysis”. OK, this was something. Little did I know at the time I would go on to sponsor Dr Bennett’s “Full Body Anatomy Workshop” multiple times in Bend, OR over the years.
I credit Dr Bennett and her vast knowledge of horses, equine anatomy & biomechanics with guiding my journey into knowledge of ‘How Horses Work’, as she chronicles regularly in “EQUUS” & “Eclectic Horseman” magazines. PLEASE go to Equinestudies.org if you want authoritative info on anything horse. Her “Horsemanship Forum” online answers questions from students of the horse worldwide.
Below are just a few of the pages that have filled my experience with knowledge
Sisson and Grossman, The Anatomy of Domestic Animals, W. B. Saunders Company, 1975
Bennett, Deb Ph.D., Workbook No 1: Conformation Basic Skills, Equine Studies Institute Publishing, 2016
Loving, Nancy S. Conformation & Performance, Breakthrough Publications, 1997
Schoneich & Schoneich, Straightening the Crooked Horse, Trafalgar Square 2007
Zidonis, Nancy, Snow, Amy Acu-Horse, A Guide to Equine Acupressure, Tallgrass Publishers 2013
Tucker, Renee DVM, Where Does My Horse Hurt, Trafalgar Square 2011
Heuschmann, Gerd, Tug of War:Classical Versus “Modern” Dressage, Trafalgar Square 2007
McLean, Andrew, The Truth About Horses A guide to understanding your horse, Barrons, 2003
McGreevy, Paul, Equine Behavior, A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists Saunders, 2012
Peters, Stephen, Black, Martin, Evidence Based Horsemanship, Wasteland Press 2013
Podhajsky, Alois, My Horses, My Teachers, Trafalgar Square 1997
Rooney, James R. The Lame Horse, The Russell Meerdink Company 1998
Ritter, Thomas, The Biomechanical Basics of Classical Riding Cadmos Publishing 2011
Heuschmann, Gerd, Balancing Act The Horse in Sport- An Irreconcilable Conflict? Trafalgar Square 2012
Higgins, Gillian, How Your Horse Moves, David & Charles 2009
Weatherwax, Barbara, The Fabulous Floating Horses Comprehensive guide to 30 SOFT-GAITED breeds, Markwin Press 2003
Williams, Gail, Horse Movement; Structure, Function, and Rehabilitation, J.A. Allen 2014