Bernie’s Must-Reads for the Die-Hard Equestrian


Here’s a look at a handful of books that Bernie considers valuable reading for those looking to supplement their equestrian education.

Running Time: 3 mintues and 58 seconds


Links to Books Discussed in this Video

Note: Since some of these books are out of print, we highly suggest checking your local library. If the book isn’t found locally, the library can often times order them from other libraries/schools around the country for you. And the best part is, it's free! If you want to own a copy, we have provided some Amazon links for you, since that is a common place to buy. But you might also want to check out some used book stores for lower prices. A little research can save you some money.

Training Hunters Jumpers and Hacks by Harry D. Chamberin

Commonsense Horsemanship by Vladimir S. Littauer

Give Your Horse a Chance by Lt. Col. A. L. d’Endrody

Horse and Rider by Alois Podhajsky
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Hunter Seat Equitation by George Morris

The Dressage Horse by Harry Boldt

Progressive Dressage by Andre Jousseaume

The de Nemethy Method by Bertalan de Némethy

Reflections on Riding and Jumping by William Steinkraus

The USPC Manual of Horsemanship

101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider by Linda L. Allen

Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse by Paul D. Cronin

Modern Gymnastics by Jim Wofford


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