Are you interested in the profession of Horse Behavior Consultant, or are you a keen amateur or professional horse trainer? The following links provide science-based information about horses, training, and behavior change that may be useful to you.
Below are some of the books and textbooks that I have enjoyed learning from. Do I agree with everything all of the authors state? No, but that’s where my critical thinking skills have come in handy. I do think that each of these resources has something to offer those interested in learning about the horse, his management, and training. Used and out-of-print books can often be found on Ebay for a reasonable price.
Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists A great text for those serious about horses and horse behavior
Eclectic Horseman Magazine A horse-training magazine that takes a cross-discipline approach to horsemanship
The Horse’s Mind by Lucy Rees, An oldie but a goodie, The Horse’s Mind has plenty to offer
The Equid Ethogram: A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior by Sue McDonnell, A detailed catalogue of equine behavior
Equine Welfare by Marthe Kiley-Worthington
How 2 Train A ________ by Dr. Patricia Barlow-Irick
Knowing Your Horse: A Guide To Equine Learning, Training, and Behavior by Emma Lethbridge
Equine Behaviour: Principles & Practice by D. Mills and K. Nankervis
Behavior Modification for Horses: A Positive Method for Training Horses by Patti Dammier and Wendy Peabody
Feed Your Horse Like a Horse by Dr Juliet Getty
Circle F Horse Rescue Society Circle F Horse Rescue Society feels that all horses should be given the gift of Freedom – Freedom from neglect, Freedom from abuse and the Freedom to have a good home.
Coyote Ridge Ranch Quarter Horses Cutting, Reining, Ranch and Working Cow Horses
Knights Saddlery I’m own two of Andy Knight’s saddles. He is a master tree and saddle maker, a craftsman, and just a nice guy.
Mike Bridges I’m fortunate to be part of Mr. Bridge’s group devoted to learning the art of bridle horse development, The Project
Bad Dogs Gone Good People who own horses usually have dogs, and if you have dog problems I highly recommend Sarah Dykes, Dip DTBC, CDBC of Bad Dogs Gone Good.
Fear-based behaviors are common in horses, and if left...