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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


Rayor, Maggie, The Horse Anatomy Workbook, J.A. Allen 2006

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