Reviews of books and products


Reviews published before March 2012.

The Dogs of Proud Spirit , by Melanie Sue Bowles 12/12

The Bone Trail , by Nell Walton 12/12

Royal Heritage the story of Jordan’s Arab Horses, by HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein and Peter Upton 11/11

Out of the Desert the influence of the Arab Horse on the Light Horse and Native Pony Breeds in Britain, by Peter Upton, 10/11 New release

The History of the British Riding Pony by Tom Best, 07/11 New release

Royal Heritage the story of Jordan’s Arab Horses, by HRH Princess Alia Al Hussein and Peter Upton 07/11 New release

Lameness in Horses Adams and Stashak, 6th edition, 06/11

Between the Irons Anecdotes of my Life with Horses, by Catherine Sampson 06/11

Equitation Science by Paul McGreevy and Andrew McLean 04/11

Mustang The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West, by Deanne Stillman 04/11

The Trouble with Being a Horse by Emily Edwards 03/11

Wild Hoofbeats America’s Vanishing Wild Horses, by Carol J Walker 02/11

Noni the Pony by Alison Lester 02/11

From Leading to Liberty 100 Training Games Your Horse Will Want to Play, by Jutta Wiemers 02/11

Dressage Training Customized Schooling the Horse as Best Suits His Individual Personality and Conformation, by Britta Schöffmann 01/11

An Eventful Life Life Stories of Eventing Champions, by Alison Duthie 01/11

Laura Bechtolscheimer works with youngster Dan and ; Laura B and Dr B train their future stars; DVD 01/11

The Rider’s Fitness Program 74 exercises and 18 workouts specificially designed for the equestrian, by Dennis/McCully/Juris 01/11

Lean on Pete by Willie Vlautin 01/11

The Scales of Training Workbook for dressage and jumping, by Claire Lilley 01/11

The Rise of Horses – 55 million years of evolution by Jens Lorenz Franzen 12/10

Equine Emergency Rescue a horse owner’s guide to large animal rescue, by MaryAnne Leighton and Michelle Staples 12/10

Olympic Gold for Cat and Toby by Sharon Kay Roberts 11/10

Spirit of the Horse – The New Myths of Equus by Carole Devereux 10/10

Blue Mountain Rider by Mary Benson and Hedy Strauss 10/10

An Exchange of Love – Animals Healing People in Past, Present and Future Lifetimes, by Madeleine Walker 10/10

The Horse in Human History by Pita Kelekna 8/10

The Mirage of the Natural Foot – Science and Snake Oil in the Barefoot Trimming Debate, by Michael Miller 8/10

Fall Girl My Life as a Western Stunt Double, by Martha Crawford Cantarini 7/10

Making Animals Happy How to Create the Best Life for Pets and Other Animals, by Temple Grandin 2/10

The Appaloosa Allen Guide to Horse and Pony Breeds 2/10

Feet First Barefoot Performance and Hoof Rehabilitation, by Nic Barker and Sarah Braithwaite 1/10

Equine Biomechanics for Riders The Key to Balanced Riding, by Karin Blignault 1/10

Advances in Equine Nutrition IV edited by Joe Pagan 1/10

Horse-friendly riding Schooling that puts the horse first, by Susan McBane 12/09

Horse Training In-hand by Ellen Schuthof-Lesmeister and Kip Mistral 8/09

Empowered Horses by Imke Spilker 8/09

Dressage School by Britta Schöffmann 6/09

My Guy Barbaro by Edgar Prado 6/09

If Horses Could Speak DVD 6/09

White Cloud Station series by Trudy Nicholson 3/09

Bold Blood by Lindy Kelly 3/09

42 Days at the Races a Punting Adventure, by Helen Thomas 3/09

Breeds of Cattle Updated and revised 2nd edition, by Herman R Purdy et al 12/08

Trailblazers Australia’s first Olympic equestrians, by Wyatt Thompson 11/08

FEI World Cup Dressage Final 2008 DVD by Equestrian Vision 9/08

Dressage to Music Build a Freestyle from Choreography to Competition, by Claire Lilley 9/08

Hoof Prints – More stories from Proud Spirit by Melanie Sue Bowles 9/08

Dressage Formula by Erik Herbermann 9/08

Cottage Son xx Vol 1, Holstein Stallion Lines, by Claus Schridde 7/08

Great Dressage Horses 2 Hall of Fame DVD 7/08

Better Jumping Using Grid Work for Success at Every Level, by Carol Mailer 6/08

From Warming Up to Cooling Down An introduction to training and management techniques; by Susan McBane 6/08

Nutritional Physiology of the Horse by Andrea E Ellis and Julian Hill 6/08

Applying Equine Science: Research into Business BSAS #35, A Hemmings Et Al (Eds) 6/08

Riding Logic, by Wilhelm Museler Transform Riding Skills to Art on Horseback with classcal lessons in flatwork and jumping; by Wilhelm Müseler 6/08

Advances in Equine Nutrition III, edited by Joe Pagan 4/08

Saddlery, by Elwyn Hartley Edwards 2/08

Emerging Equine Science, J Alliston Et Al (Eds) 1/08

Tug of War: Classical versus ‘Modern’ Dressage, by Dr Gerd Heuschmann 12/07

Farriery: The Whole Horse Concept – The enigmas of hoof balance made clear, by David W Gill 12/07

Riding for Life – A Horsewoman’s Guide to Lifetime Health and Fitness by Rallie McAllister MD 12/07

Wind Rider by Susan Williams 12/07

On a Hoof and a Prayer by Polly Evans 12/07

The Diary of Phar Lap by Robert Baker 11/07

One Stroppy Jockey – the Christine Lawn story by Sandy McKay 11/07

The Wagon Travel Handbook by David Renwick Grant 09/07

Nevada’s Mystery Horse – The Curly Horse by Carol L Erickson 09/07

The Problem-Free Horse – the Owner’s Guide to Safe, Sensible Horse Management by Claire Lilley 09/07

The Right Track – arena exercises for riders and instructors by Sarah Venamore 09/07

Understanding Equine Medications by Barbara D Forney 06/07

Breeder’s Guide to Mare, Foal, and Stallion Care by Schweizer, Cable and Squires 06/07

Barbaro: the horse who captured America’s heart by Sean Clancy 04/07

Grand Prix Leather Gloss, leather care product 03/07

Sire Lines updated edition, by Abram S Hewitt 01/07

Save Your Horse: A Horse Owner’s Guide to Large Animal Rescue, by Michelle Staples 12/06

Riding Between the Worlds: Expanding our Potential through the Way of the Horse, by Linda Kohanov 12/06

The Tao of Equus: A Woman’s Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse, by Linda Kohanov 12/06

The New Zealand Horse, Stories of Kiwis and Horses, by Kim Swan 6/06

Horse Doctor, an American vet’s life Down Under, by Elizabeth Woolsey Herbert 6/06

Rider’s Diary, designed by Claire Wilson 4/06

The Barnes Buckle, riding safety product 03/07

EZ Ride Stirrups, shock absorbing stirrups 03/07

2007 Calendar, by Robin Major 1/07

Melbourne Cup 1930, by Geoff Armstrong and Peter Thompson 12/05

The Byerley Turk, by Jeremy James 12/05

Understanding your Horse’s Behavior, by Sue McDonnell, PhD 12/05

Saratoga – Images from the Heart, by Barbara Livingston 12/05

Dead Heat, by William Murray 11/05

2006 Calendar, by Equine Down Under 11/05

The British Horse Society Complete Horse and Pony Care 10/05

Storey’s Guide to Feeding Horses, by Melyni Worth 5/05

Don’t Postpone Joy, by Peter Taylor 4/05

Great Horse Treks of the World, by Julie Miller 4/05

Horse Sense, Huntington/Myers/Owens 12/04

Personalised Mousepads, by Phoenix Imaging 12/04

Top Tails, mane and tail product from Wellington Equestrian 10/04

A Way With Horses, by Trudy Nicholson 09/04

SLVR riding underwear, by Aerogear 09/04

The Quotable Equine, by Jim Dratfield 04/04

Lady Anne Blunt, A Biography, by HVF Winstone 03/04

The Horse in the Ancient World, by Ann Hyland 10/03

The Predator – manure vacuum, reviewed by Ingrid Khan 07/03

And Ride Away Singing – the Breeding Philosophy of Bazy Tankersley and the History of Al-Marah Arabians, by Mary-Jane Parkinson 09/02

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? The Treatment of Horses in Australia, by Jane Duckworth 09/02

Century of Champions, by Mark Taylor 09/02

Goddess of the Turf – the Sunline story / NZ Thoroughbred Racing Annual, by David Bradford 09/02

EasiGlide Mobile Tack Shed, by Steelcrafts. 08/02

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, directed by: Kelly Asbury and Lorna Cook. 07/02

Gold-As-Sun, coat enhancer from Hunt Farm 04/02

Dead Weight, by John Francome 04/02

Marengo, by Jill Hamilton 04/02

Fresh Fields – more writing from out of town, edited by John Gordon 04/02

First Aid Kit, from Naturally Equine 12/01

Riding Country, by Philip Holden 10/01

Healing for Horses, by Margrit Coates 10/01

Thoroughbreds, Trainers, Toffs & Tic Tac Men: a cartoon history of horse racing in New Zealand, by David Grant 10/01

Memoirs of a Mug Punter, by John Harms 09/01

The Snow Pony, by Alison Lester 09/01

Horse Heaven, by Jane Smiley 05/01<

Old Mac’s Boots, alternative to horse shoes 04/01

Physical Evidence, by Sandi Haddad 04/01

Spanish Dancing Horses, with Senor Fernando Alvarez 04/01

Yield Tonic, from JMC NZ 03/01

Wooden Horses, by James George 03/01

Horsekeeping and Training CD-Rom – Master Library, by Cherry Hill 03/01

Join Up – Horse Sense for People,
by Monty Roberts 02/01

Fate of the Stallion!, by Ron Hevener 02/01

Bessie – Portrait of a Master, by Jeanette Galpin 01/01

Lifeline, by John Francome 01/01

Two over Three on Goodtime Sugar, the New Zealand TAB turns 50, by David Grant 01/01

Shattered, by Dick Francis 01/01

Phar Lap, by Geoff Armstrong and Peter Thompson 10/00

Wadduda of the Desert, by Jean Ivey 11/98

One thought on “Reviews of books and products

  • September 23, 2015 at 5:58 am

    My wife has just published a book – “Horses and Other Voices” that might be appreciated by your readers. It tells of her adventures as a barn manager, developing her Arabian horse for championship dressage competition, after retiring from IBM as a systems engineer. Yes, there is life after technology. Her name is Letitia Sanders, the book is available at Amazon and it would be appreciated by both the general reader and the serious rider.


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