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BEST TURNED OUT
by Angelika Schmelzer
Tips for a well-groomed horse. This book is about grooming your horse: washing, brushing and combing, plaiting and generally pampering. Step by step instructions to turn hairy ponies into genuine 4-legged beauties, or to make lovely horses even lovelier. Whether for competition, breed show or at home, here you'll find simple instructions to make things easy. Learn how to do a Spanish plait, turn your horse's mane into a mass of waves, plait a mane, or pull a tail. PB. 32 Pages. 63 Colour Prints. 4 Diagrams. Size: 170x240mm. $17.95
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COLIC
by Andrea Holst & Danieka Bolze
Causes, prevention, treatment. Colic is one of the main reasons for calling out the vet. It is a disease that must not be taken lightly, as It often proves fatal. This book explains the causes of colic, the symptoms of the various colic types - of which there are many - and particularly how to prevent colic. This is something every horse owner should know, because most colics can be prevented. PB 32 Pages 39 Colour Prints 1 Diagrams Size: 165x240mm. $17.50.
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THE CORRECT SEAT
By Dr Ina G Sommermeier
Part of the Cadmos Horse Guides Series Tips for riders on how to achieve better balance. Often riders are forced into a posture which they are unable to master due to physical problems alone. The consequence is tension in the rider and horse. Describes with the help of numerous exercises, how the rider can find his or her individual path to a balanced seat, to more delicate aids, and to a better communication with the horse. PB 32 Pages 46 Colour Prints 10 B&W Prints Size: 170x240mm. $17.50.
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ELEMENTS OF DRESSAGE
by Kurd Albrecht von Ziegner
Elements of Dressage, was developed to help riders, trainers and judges understand what it takes to classically train a horse so it can succed in any discipline. K.A. von Ziegner presents the “Training Tree“, a concept that is correct, compelling, and easy to understand. It outlines the ten essential elements of classical basic training and shows how the elements are related and in what order they should be achieved.This book will assist trainers and riders in teaching a horse to be sound, confident, and well prepared for work and competition at the advanced levels. 240x170mm, 160 pages, 72 colour illustrations. H/B. 2002. $45.00.
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ENDURANCE RIDING
By Cornelier Koller
Going the distance”: endurance riding is not just a sport. It is an almost addictive experience, where the fastest do not always come first. This horse guide contains a wealth of basic knowledge for all beginners, wanting to know more about this fascinating sport. Cornelia Koller is an active endurance rider with years of experience. 240x170mm, 32 pages, 50 full colour illustrations. P/B. 2002. $17.95.
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FIRST AID
By Andrea Holst & Daniela Bolze. How to save your horse in an emergency. This guide describes how to treat the most frequent injuries and illnesses that occur, when to call the vet and what to do until the vet arrives. Describes how to bandage a wound in an emergency, what should be observed in the daily inspection for soundness, and much more. P/B 32 Pages 52 Colour Prints 1 Diagrams Size: 165x240mm. $17.50.
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FIRST AID FOR MY HORSE
By Anke Rusbuldt
First aid should be part of every rider's basic knowledge. Equine specialist vet Anke Rusbuldt provides handy tips on what to do in an emergency and how you can make best use of the time while waiting for the vet. P/B 95 Pages 60 Colour Prints Size: 170x240mm. $32.50
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FIRST STEPS IN DRESSAGE
By Anne-Katrin Hagen
Part of the Cadmos Horse Guides Series. Dressage involves drawing out the natural capability of the horse and shaping it into something beautiful and expressive. The horse must learn how to balance under the rider and move in elegant self-carriage. When the rider has adopted a deep balanced seat, then the time is right to start the first dressage steps that will lead to a disciplined and flexible horse. The author describes lessons in serpentines, half-halt, basic paces with lengthening and leg-yielding. PB 32 Pages 18 Colour Prints 33 Diagrams Size: 170x240mm. $17.50.
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FROM FLATWORK TO JUMPING
By Anne-Katrin Hagen
Ensure that your first steps towards jumping are successful ones. Working over poles is the first stage in starting your horse to jump, as well as being the ideal way to train your horse to be obedient and supple in his flatwork. This book offers practical advice to ensure that the first steps in jumping are successful. Anne-Katrin Hagen is an accomplished riding instructor and author of numerous equestrian titles. PB 32 Pages Size: 240x170mm. $17.50
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HACKING OUT SAFELY
By Birgit van Damsen
When hacking out, horse and rider may be exposed to numerous sources of danger, such as traffic, poor equipment, and the horse itself. Accidents are an all too common occurrence. This guide details how riders can best prepare themselves for hacking out, how to behave in traffic, which safety equipment is necessary and how to cope with horses that misbehave when riding out away from home. P/B 32 Pages 50 Colour Prints Size: 165x240mm. $14.95
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HORSE ANATOMY
By Anke Rusbuldt
Anyone who wants to care for and ride a horse well needs to learn a few basics about anatomy. This guide explains the most important facts about anatomy in an easy and understandable way. The anatomical facts are explained and shown using text and large graphics. P/B 32 Pages Size: 170x240mm. $17.50
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HORSE BEHAVIOUR EXPLAINED
By Angelika Schmelzer
This book explains horse behaviour in the wild, how this determines their reactions to the conditions in which they are kept and how they are treated. A basic understanding of behavioural science will provide riders and horse owners with a n abundance of valuable information with which to design an optimal living environment for their horses. The underlying premise is that when a horse's living conditions reflect its natural needs - when it is permitted to be itself - not only are its well-being, health and performance enhanced, but it is less likely to develop any vices.
P/B 80 Pages 72 Colour Prints Size: 170x240mm. $30.00
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HORSE TALK
By Angelika Schmelzer
The language of horses. Voice, facial expression and body language: these are how horses communicate with each other and with us. We would understand our horse's behaviour better if we were able to correctly interpret their language. For most of us, many of these signals remain virtually invisible. Experienced horsemen and women, however, know exactly how to "talk horse". This guide helps translate the language of horses, pointing out the signals and gestures to look out for, and explaining how to correctly interpret them, helped by illustrative photos throughout. P/B 32 Pages 49 Colour Prints Size: 165x240mm. $17.50
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HORSES' TEETH & THEIR PROBLEMS
By Dr Kai Lreling
Regular dental examinations are a must for horses. Problems with riding and feeding, as well as recurring colics, can all be related to trouble with horses' teeth. Equine dentistry is a specialized area, but one with which all horse owners and those who care for horses should be acquainted. Covers the kind of problems that can affect teeth, how to recognize them and how to avoid them, together with the techniques and types of instruments used for dental treatment. For equine owners and dentists.
HB 128 Pages 110 Colour Prints 31 Diagrams Size: 170x240mm. $55.00
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A HOT LINE TO YOUR HORSE
By Chris Olson
Part of the Cadmos Horse Guides Series A pressure point system for solving muscle problems. Tension in horses is a common cause of loss of performance, and impairs the harmonious co-operation of horse and rider. In this book the author shares a pressure point system developed using techniques going back 3000 years, especially effective in treating physical and emotional stress. Sets out an effective, easily comprehensible method which can be quickly mastered to enhance your horse's well-being and willingness to perform. P/B 80 Pages 70 Colour Prints 7 B&W Prints Size: 170x240mm. $29.95
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INSECT PROTECTION FOR HORSES
By Birgit van Damsen
For horses the joy of summer can be overshadowed by the huge amount of insects which plague them, especially horses left out in the paddock. Riding can become a torture when your horse is constantly distracted by insects. Not only are these insects annoying, they can also cause allergies, infections of wounds and spread inflammation. There are many tricks to share in this guide. On one hand advice is offered to riders, ensuring that riding need not become an ordeal. On the other hand, there is practical guidance on how to take precautions against these pests, both in the stable and in the paddock.
P/B 32 Pages 60 Colour Prints Size: 165x240mm. $14.95
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LEARNING TO RIDE AS AN ADULT
By Erika Prockl
A new training method for first-time riders. Here is a modern riding manual with a completely new training concept specifically designed for adults learning to ride or who are returning to the saddle later in life. Contains a perfect loosening-up program, which relaxes and eases; complex rider/s movements are separated into individual movements for ease of practice; these swinging circles can be practised in day-to-day situations as well as on the physio ball - substitute horse. The learning process is for many enjoyable and challenging.
H/B 128 Pages 52 Colour Prints 43 Diagrams Size: 170x240mm. $39.95
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LEARNING TO RIDE AS AN ADULT - Volume 2
By Erika Prockl
A new training method for first-time riders. This second volume of Learning to Ride As An Adult is a modern manual of riding and movement instructions for riders with ambition, who want to ride their horses free of tension, with momentum, via the seat and with light aids.
HB 128 Pages 80 Colour Prints 40 Diagrams Size: 175x245mm. $39.95.
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LONG REINING - The Correct Approach
By Alfons J Dietz & Daniela Bolze
Long Reining, or lungeing, might be thought of as a means of training a horse at a safe distance, from the ground. The horse is controlled by means of extended double reins and is made to circle its trainer, who is thus able to observe every aspect of the horse's gait. Long reining is used for exercising lame or convalescing horses, for correcting poor gait, and for training horses in dressage. This book illustrates and describes in detail the various aspects of this sometimes complex but invaluable training aid.
PB 32 Pages 61 Colour Prints Size: 170x241mm. $17.50
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LUNGEING - BE SAFE AND PROFICIENT
By Angelika Schmelzer
Work on the lunge is important for the education and training of young horses, as well as the gymnastic development of the older horse. While lungeing can look easy from the outside, this is not necessarily the case; correct lungeing has to be learnt. This guide is for all horse lovers who want to learn the correct way to lunge a horse. Quite simply, using clear and easy terms the guide is an invaluable reference book for anyone wishing to know more – and to put into practice – this invaluable training technique. The author Angelika Schmelzer is a successful journalist whose special interest is horses. 240x170mm, 32 pages, 40 colour illus. P/B. Nov. 2004. $14.95
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MUD FEVER
By Anke Rusbuldt
Mud fever is a serious and debilitating affliction to which horses are prone when that are pastured on ground that is poorly drained or excessively soft under foot. These conditions are quite common, so it is very important that anyone who has responsibility for any horse's well-being should be aware of the condition, how to recognize it and how to treat it.
P/B 32 Pages 54 Colour Prints Size: 170x240mm. $17.50
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MY FAT HORSE
By Birgit van Damsen & Romo Schmidt

Overweight horses are no rarity nowadays. Ponies and native breeds are often too heavy and are prone to weight related ailments. This book looks at the causes of obesity, and how to recognise it. It explains the dangers of obesity and offers solutions on how to reduce excess weight, examine diet, exercise and pasture management.
P/B 80 Pages 40 Colour Prints Size: 170x240mm. $32.50
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PRACTICAL HORSE MASSAGE
By Renate Ettl
Practical Horse Massage provides a complete introduction to horse massage. It is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses to relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides. Chapters include - Massage techniques and stretching exercises put in perspective, treatment after competition, and relaxation exertion. The author Renate Ettl is a horse therapist and trainer of Western riders. She lives in the south of Germany. P/B 240x170mm, 96 pages, 79 colour illus. $29.95.
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RIDER'S AIDS
By Anne-Katrin Hagen
How to get it right. The rider's aids are the be-all and end-all of riding. Without them, no understanding or communication with the horse is possible. The aids must be conveyed to the horse both clearly and distinctly, and yet unobtrusively: as fine aids. How to learn and employ these aids is dealt with in this concise guidebook in plain, easy to understand terms, amply supported with clear illustrations.
P/B 32 Pages 20 Colour Prints 46 Diagrams Size: 165x240mm. $17.95.
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THE RIDING AIDS
By Clarissa L Busch
Part of the Cadmos Horse Guides Series. Basic terms of harmonious communication between rider and horse. The riding aids are the medium through which the rider's wishes must be expressed. The author explains the elementary terms of the rider's aids in easily understood terms, starting with the relaxed, balanced seat which forms the basis of all riding. Natural aids using the weight of the body as well as legs and hands are initially explained individually, then shown in practical co-ordination: how do I bring my horse to a halt? How do I change from trot to walk, from walk to canter?
PB 32 Pages 62 Colour Prints 7 Diagrams Size: 170x240mm. $29.95.
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SCHOOLING AS YOU HACK
By Daniela Bolze
For many riders, an indoor or outdoor arena is not always available. The alternative is to take a good look at what you can do as you are hacking in the countryside and on trails. This book shows you how this can be an ideal training area for dressage movements.
P/B 80 Pages Size: 170x240mm. $29.95.
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SHOW JUMPING MADE EASY
Clarissa Busch
This practical and thoughtfully illustrated book provides clear, precise advice on the necessary foundations for success, demonstrates what jumping training with progressive exercises looks like, and shows how typical difficulties can be overcome. Covers poles and gridwork, judging the take-off, jumping unknown fences, improving the technique of horse and rider, analysis and correction of faults.
P/B 96 Pages 82 Colour Prints 6 Diagram. $32.50
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STRUCTURED SCHOOLING OF HORSES
By Adde-Katrina Hagen
Foundations for success. Sets out a scheme of basic training for horse and rider. Submission and suppleness, rhythm, contact and collection are some of the basic elements that make up a horse's training and which all riders need to come to grips with. Gives a clear description of how a structured schooling program can be put together and what importance should be given to each of the individual components of training.
P/B 32 Pages 76 Colour Prints Size: 170x240mm. $17.95
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TRAINING THE HORSE IN HAND The Classical Iberian Principles
By Alfons J Dietz
Extensive information on all methods of work in hand - lungeing, long reining, work in hand according to the Iberian School, work in hand according to the Viennese School, training between the pillars, work on shortened long reins. There is a wealth of information, attractively and thoughtfully illustrated, including lessons from lateral work, piaffe, passage, Spanish walk and airs above the ground. HB 176 Pages 97 Colour Prints 41 Diagrams Size: 170x245mm. $59.95
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TRAINING YOUR FOAL
By Renate Ettl

Part of the Cadmos Horse Guides Series Raising a foal from birth to backing. Training a foal can be a fascinating experience, but it requires the correct mixture of experience, horse knowledge and intuitive feeling. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable, be prone to suspicion and panic reactions. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. Also offers tips and suggestions on imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises and initial backing. HB 144 Pages 98 Colour Prints Size: 170x240mm. $45.00
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VACCINATION & WORMING OF HORSES
By Anke Rusbuldt

Part of the Cadmos Horse Guides Series. Vaccination and worming programs are of the utmost importance to your horse's health and general well-being. Looking at the mechanics of infection and parasitic infestation, the author explains in detail why, how often and against what you should vaccinate and worm. The horse owner can then choose the appropriate vaccination and worming plant according to need.
PB 32 Pages 33 Colour Prints 2 Diagrams Size: 170x240mm. $17.95
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WESTERN RIDING
By Renate Ettl
Part of the Cadmos Horse Guides Series Western riding - free, relaxed and in harmony with the horse. That s the dream of many riders. This guide explains everything you need to know about this popular style of riding, and how to go about it. The perfect guide for beginners and those who wish to change to Western riding.
PB 32 Pages 45 Colour Prints Size: 170x240mm. $17.95
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YOUR FIRST FOAL
By Karin Kattwinkel
Horse breeding for beginners. Many horse owners dream of having a foal from their own mare. This book provides a comprehensive guide on the subjects of breeding, feeding and husbandry of mare and foal for the private horse owner.
HB 112 Pages Size: 175x245mm. $54.95
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