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All the books featured on this page have been recommended by our equine therapists.

ON THIS PAGE: Alexander Technique, Bach Flower Remedies, Clicker Training, Homeopathy, Horse Behaviour, Laser Therapy, Naturopathy, Natural Horsemanship, Natural Healing, Nutrition, Reiki, TTouch systems.

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Homeopathy for Horses

A comprehensive and practical guide written by a practising veterinary homeopath. It includes: a brief history of homeopathy; an explanation of the principles of homeopathy; thorough and detailed descriptions of common ailments with suggested remedies; a full Materia Medica listing the properties of over 200 useful homeopathic remedies; how to select a remedy, its potency and the timing of each dose; homeopathic first aid; and care and storage of homeopathic remedies.

The Treatment of Horses by Homoeopathy

This book is for horse owners interested in treating their horses with homeopathic remedies. As this fascinating guide explains, homeopathic remedies are absolutely safe, easy to administer and have no side effects. This authoritative book written by a vet trained in homeopathy, includes advice on treating horses homoeopathically for both specific diseases and common ailments.

Healing for Horses

Margrit Coates provides practical guidance on learning the skill of healing horses, when and where to do it, along with the do's and don'ts. She explains what chakras are, how energy runs through a living being, and how healing can be a benefit. There are many case histories included, histories of horses that have been sick, depressed, injured or terminally ill, and how healing has helped them.

The Handbook of Equine Reiki

Sarah Berrisford covers the practical and spiritual aspects of Equine Reiki in depth, with case studies along with advice on how to adjust treatments for horses of different temperaments and ages.

This book is a must have for anyone wanting to gain a closer understanding of their horse's emotional and spiritual problems.

Practical Horse and Pony Nutrition

Written by a professional equine nutritionist, this book aims to provide detailed information on feeding specific categories of horse, depending upon age and use. The first half describes horses' needs in terms of nutrients and how to provide them; the second describes the implications of feeding for behaviour,temperament, and health problems.

Equine Nutrition and Feeding

This work covers all aspects of the nutrition of breeding, growing and working horses, and describes the basis upon which scientifically derived conclusions for nutrient and dietary requirements are reached. Setting out the implications of research for feeding programmes has made this updated edition more practical.

The Natural Horse

Based on ground-breaking research with wild horses. This book vividly describes how domestic horses can be made happier and healthier through an understanding of what nature intended for the horse.

The book will help you to: provide natural care for your horse; understand the natural shape of hooves & how to achieve them; discover a horse's natural movements & those which may harm him; improve your riding, communication with and understanding of your horse.

Getting in Touch with Horses

The author of this work describes how the personality traits of horses are revealed through a close and detailed study of their physical make-up. She goes on to describe a range of exercises that she has developed to bring about impressive changes to a horse's behaviour, temperament and performance.

Improve Your Horse's Well-being

This illustrated guide to Linda Tellington-Jones' TTouches and TTEAM ground work for horses provides step-by-step instructions. TTEAMwork can strengthen horse and rider partnerships and unlock hidden potential in horses. The Tellington Touches (TTouches) - circular touches made with the hands and fingers on a horse's body - are designed to increase both relaxation and awareness. The Tellington-Touch Equine Awareness Method (TTEAM) ground exercises - leading a horse around and over obstacles - are used to overcome behavioural and physical problems by expanding a horse's capacity for learning through improved balance and co-ordination.

Body Sense: Revolutionise Your Riding with the Alexander Technique

Sally Tottle demonstrates how the Alexander Technique can be applied specifically to riding, not only to improve riding skills but also to overcome problems and faults. She covers how the Alexander Technique can improve muscle tone, suppleness and sensitivity; breathing; balance and co-ordination; sense of feel; communication with the horse; acquiring an independent seat; the use of the back; and poise in performance.

Bach Flower Remedies for Horses and Riders

The Bach system is a collection of 38 different liquid remedies, all devoted to healing problems that stem from imbalances within the mind and emotions. Each individual remedy is geared to a specific negative mental/emotional state and is designed to heal it. Simple to use and free of side effects.

Bach flower remedies can successfully be used, to help horses suffering health problems due to emotional trauma.

Emotional Healing for Horses & Ponies

Emotional Healing gives a very good understanding of how to use Bach Flower Remedies with horses, what to look for, matching remedies to situations. This book will give you a very good idea of how to help your horse get through emotional or even physical problems. You will find good information on using all 38 remedies, from choosing remedies to offering them to your horse. The book will then continue to explain different situations in more detail, finally examining some case histories.

Teach Your Horse Perfect Manners

Kelly Marks, a former European champion jockey and showjumper, explains that the secret of dealing with fiery and recalcitrant horses is to talk to them in their own language, establishing a relationship of trust and respect, using considerate and consistent techniques. She believes it is helpful to formulate a "code of conduct" for your horse and while you're at it, for yourself as well, making consideration a way of life. "Perfect Manners" starts with the philosophy and concepts behind Kelly Marks's techniques and moves on to foundation exercises and groundwork training. There are also sections on join up and body language, training halters, biting, spooking and shying and the "lovely head rub".

Ride with Your Mind ESSENTIALS:...

This title sets out to simplify "Ride With Your Mind" methods and to provide a basic tool-kit for the acquisition of a truly independent seat in walk, trot and through transitions, on straight lines, turns and circles - and, importantly, how to make corrections when things don't go exactly to plan. Mary explains how to use the hands, legs and body correctly, and gives the ingredients for perfect contact. In each section, the instruction is backed up by practical self-tests and exercises to ensure success, and there are ideas for troubleshooting during the learning process and in the future.

The Horse Behaviour Handbook

This title is a practical guide to understanding horses, from the inside out, that aims to bridge the gap between military style training and horse whispering techniques. Using case studies, colour diagrams, tables and checklists, the book describes in graphic detail how and why horses behave as they do. It draws upon the writer's personal experience dealing with problem horses - and the issues faced by their owners and riders - and offers sympathetic, informed and intelligent advice on how to get the best out of horse and rider.

Know Your Horse Inside Out

This book shows how, by understanding the way tensions and blocks affect your horse, you can take remedial steps to improve your horse's health. Practical and hands-on, this guide will take you step-by-step through the exercises and bodywork. The book gives useful tips on how to help your horse stay sound, recover from an injury and how to enable it to realize its full potential.

Sarah Fisher trained with Linda Tellington Jones and Robyn Hood. Sarah runs the UK office for TTEAM & TTouch International.

Natural Horsemanship

Master horseman and teacher Pat Parelli offers a philosophy he calls "Natural Horse-Man-Ship", a form of horse-human communication in which the human learns to speak "horse" to the horse. The text is a blend of concepts and exercises. The exercises, or manoeuvres, are designed to help readers more fully comprehend the concepts and to help them communicate effectively with their horses.

The book is divided into three sections: " Natural Horse-Man-Ship - An Overview "; " Natural Horse-Man-Ship - On the Ground"; and "Natural Horse-Man-Ship - In the Saddle". Each section uses the six keys Pat has identified as vital in the development of a Natural Horse-Man - Attitude, Knowledge, Tools, Techniques, Time and Imagination.

Clicker Training for Your Horse

This is the ultimate guide to Clicker Training your horse; it guides you through the basics of clicker training then on to practical examples of what others have achieved using clicker methodology.

The book excels in showing you how to plan your training, breaking it down into small projects to work through.

Clicker training can be used to train a horse; to stand still whilst you are mucking out around him, to load itself, to hold it's leg up for you to bandage it.... the possibilities are endless, you can even use it to improve your ridden work.

Equine Laser Surgery

The author Dr Ken Sullins has pioneered laser surgery at the Marion du Pont Scott Equine Medical Center in Virginia USA.

Opened in 1984, The Equine Medical Center is a referral hospital for equine patients.

Naturopathy for Horses

This excellent book is written by a German physiotherapist/naturopath who applies Father Sebastian Kneipp's principles of naturopathy to horses. The book covers hydrotherapy, homoeopathy, poulticing with clay and herbal packs, leeches and electro-magnetic therapy accompanied by practical diagrams, photos and instructions. An in depth materia medica of homoeopathic remedies suitable for horses is given along with case studies.


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