5 Books All Horse Lovers Most Read

1. The Horse Encyclopedia by Elwyn Hartley

The Horse Encyclopedia is a comprehensive photographic guide to more than 150 horse and pony breeds and types from around the world.

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Promising review: "This book is a MUST HAVE for any horse liver. It covers all the breeds of horses, all the horse terms, and all the tack information. It's perfect for any level of rider, or even someone that doesn't but just lives horses. The pictures are great too. Great coffee table book, or a gift. Totally recommend this!" - Airyn

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2. How to Think Like A Horse by Cherry Hill

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

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Promising review: "One of the best books ever! Cherry Hill makes it easy to understand your horse. Every aspect of their mannerism is explained in this book. It's a great way to teach yourself and your children about horses and understanding their nature. I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in horses and especially anyone that owns horses. Cherry Hill is an amazing writer, intuitive thinker and really gives a valuable inside look at how horses think." - Kitty

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3. The Man Who Listens to Horses by Monty Roberts

Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer–an American original whose gentle Join-Up® training method reveals the depth of communication possible between man and animal. He can take a wild, high-strung horse who has never before been handled and persuade that horse to accept a bridle, saddle, and rider in thirty minutes. His powers may seem like magic, but his amazing “horse sense” is based on a lifetime of experience

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Promising review: "Excellent book, I read it to get more knowledge about horses. I have finally got a horse and don't know anything about them, other than they are beautiful creatures. My little girl, a Paso Fino had been abused and passed from one neighbor to the next. She has finally gained my trust thru the tips Mr. Roberts has written about. I recommend this book to both experienced and novice horse lovers."- Judy

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4. Horse Speak by Sharon Wilsie & Gretchen Vogel

Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too.

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Promising review: "Finally the book I have been waiting for! We live with our three equines and for years I have been asking vets, farriers and other equine professionals what certain behaviors of our equines mean and how can I better understand and work with them, and now some answers and tools to improve our lives together. Our mule just started teething and is not comfortable, but after just one week of using the methods in this book all of our lives are more relaxed and easier. I am so grateful, thank you." - nyr844

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5. For Horse-Crazy Girls Only by Christina Wilsdon

This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You'll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse's body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever. Author Christina Wilsdon even shares ideas for horse-themed parties, and suggestions for the best horse movies to watch with your friends. And that's just the beginning.

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Promising review: "I got this for my 12-year-old granddaughter. I had bought her the Illustrated Book of Horses of North America which she loved but wanted something that told her more things about horses in general. I had been talking to her about the difference in fillies, mares, foals, colts, geldings, studs, etc and so much more. I had shown her where a horse's blind spots are, how they see, etc and just tried to fill her in on everything I could think of that she needed to know. This book does that. It's better than having me talk to her. She can read all these things and go back and refresh her memory anytime. I thought it might be a bit below her age range​, but it has a lot of info packed into such a small book that the writing style is actually very appropriate. I read it myself before giving it to her and thoroughly enjoyed it." -KS

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