Every new horse owner and rider needs a good selection of books to learn from. Here is a list of of the best horse riding books for beginners to help you along the way. Make your journey a good one by researching and learning as much as you can. We hope you find this helpful. Good luck!

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Horse, Follow Closely: Native American HorsemanshipHorse, Follow Closely: Native American HorsemanshipThe bible of Native American Horsemanship!
  • Relationship training basics, such as time, communication, anticipation, and praise
  • Build a bond with your horse, rather than training only for immediate results
  • 11 exercises to help you build a stronger relationship with your horse
  • Longeing alternatives such as bit training using akita mani yo, cavaletti work, and most importantly, Waonspekiye: teaching with patience
Horse Riding Confidence Secrets: Rediscover the freedom and pleasure of riding without fearHorse Riding Confidence Secrets: Rediscover the freedom and pleasure of riding without fearImagine reading a "how to ride a horse" book that can boost your horse riding confidence and program your mind for recurrent horse and rider success…you can now discover how you can boost your riding confidence, eliminate your horse riding fear of falling or failure and burst past old limitations...Have you lost your horse riding confidence?-You may have been trail riding perfectly confidently all your life, but you've had a recent misadventure that left you injured physically, emotionally or both. -Or you may be an accomplished horseback rider but you cannot handle the stress and fear of failing when competing. Nothing surprising there, we are all familiar with that sickening feeling. -Or maybe you are a beginner horse rider, and the whole size-of-the-horse, distance-to-the-ground-thing is causing you panic attacks. -Or maybe your age or health leaves you doubting your horse riding skills. You may have become afraid to handle your horse at all.If you have lost your riding confidence for some reason or another, then I DO know exactly how you feel. Nervous, worried, frustrated, helpless, and depressed. Because I know exactly what you feel like…because I know about both the fear and the frustration, I now offer you access to every ounce of experience and knowledge that I have gathered over the last twenty years to help you-thoroughly enjoy your horse and your riding again, without feeling any fear or frustration -ride with extreme elegance and unshakable confidence -master new riding skills in record time -focus and concentrate with more intensity-remain calm and controlled before and during any performance/competition This e-book will introduce you to all the well-kept, never-before-revealed, worth-a-fortune secrets that can help you dramatically increase your riding confidence.Now that you have found an e-book written exclusively for equestrians at this very reasonable price that can boost your horse riding confidence... the most logical thing would be to order it right away!This is your chance to discover how to optimise your unique talents and skills by harnessing the collective powers of your mind, your body, and your individual resources. You can rediscover the freedom and pleasure of riding without fear.Anyone can master the art of riding with supreme horse riding confidence!With this e-book.
Horseback Riding For DummiesHorseback Riding For DummiesYou’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how.Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to:
  • Find a good stable and instructor
  • Select riding gear
  • Warm up and keep riding muscles fit
  • Establish a rapport with a horse
  • Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor
  • Ride in the ring and on trails
  • Improve your balance and timing
  • Compete in horse shows
  • Buy and care for your own horse
Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies―the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.
Horseback Riding: The Complete Beginner’s Guide – All You Need To Know About Horseback Riding BEFORE Your Take Lessons!Horseback Riding: The Complete Beginner's Guide - All You Need To Know About Horseback Riding BEFORE...What our readers are saying..."It is extremely helpful and fills in a lot of holes ? big holes. It is one of the best books that I have read.""It is fabulous! Even better than you say! The girls and I had beginning riding lessons which were invaluable. But, there are things in this Beginner?s Guide that we never learned in our lessons."Horseback Riding: The Complete Beginner?s Guide - All you need to know about horseback riding BEFORE you take lessons!
Complete Horse Riding ManualComplete Horse Riding ManualHorses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how.Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider.Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.
Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and RiderWhole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and RiderMany horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time....How we perceive that information dictates how we respond to it.Whole Heart, Whole Horse focuses on this idea, covering such subjects as gathering information from the horse, turning rider/trainer mistakes into positive experiences, developing realistic boundaries between you and your horse, understanding how and why horses release energy from real or perceived traumas, and reaching a comfortable balance point between horse and rider. Rashid analyzes developing softness, consistency, dependability, trust, and peace of mind in both horses and humans, as well as how to become a leader whom your horse will willingly want to follow and work with. Full of examples that extend beyond the training pen, Whole Heart, Whole Horse offers good sense and information that will make you a more astute, capable, and sensitive horseman and person.
AUTO-DRAFTRiding Horseback in PurpleRiding Horseback in Purple has been described as a "MUST read for ANYONE considering buying a horse," by horsewoman Patti Jo Walter, "well-researched and perfect for the beginner equestrian," by dressage coach and judge Deborah Fox, and a "journey chronicled with insight, wisdom and humor," by trainer Lori Albrough.Many readers enjoy it simply as a good story.
101 Ways to Die with a Horse or Live Happily Ever After101 Ways to Die with a Horse or Live Happily Ever AfterDo you feel anxious about your own or someone else's safety around horses? Do you fret over keeping your horse safe in his everyday life? Worry no more! Get simple to follow advice and safety tips for both horse and human of any age while at the barn, on the ground or in the saddle from a professional horse trainer and riding instructor with 45 years experience.
Riding the Horse’s Mind The Psychology & Leadership of the HorseRiding the Horse's Mind The Psychology & Leadership of the HorseRiding the Horse’s Mind: The Psychology and Leadership of the Horse is written for western and English recreational riders of all skill levels: novice, intermediate, and advanced. This book provides a ground breaking explanation as to why recreational riders continue to have small and large problems and frustrations in gaining and maintaining the trust and respect of their horses. Frustrations build and confidence erodes. This book takes a unique look at the comparison between the horse and human species as to their instincts, motivations, and needs.
The Original Horse BibleThe Original Horse Bible: The Definitive Source for All Things HorseThe most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more.
Best Book EverCentered Riding (A Trafalgar Square Farm Book)Author Sally Swift has been a pioneering riding instructor for half a century. In book form for the first time, her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony by working together naturally.The book contains Precise illustrations and photographs to give mind and body new approaches to the inner process of riding. If you are a visual learner this could be a great book for you. 

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