Trafalgar Square Books The Carolinas Equestrian 01Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com) is pleased to announce three exciting new releases in time for the holidays!

With horses, we don’t get a “do-over button,” as much as we’d sometimes like one. We have to live with the choices we make,even when—looking back—we know there might have been a better way to communicate, a different way to teach a new lesson,or another means to reach the desired end.

In KNOW BETTER TO DO BETTER gold medalist and renowned rider and coach Denny Emerson usesstories of the standout horses from his own riding career, which spans almost 70 years, to detail some of the things he wisheshe’d known “then” that he knows now. With a candid willingness to share mistakes he’s made over the years and clearlyarticulated ideas on how others can avoid them, he commits himself and those reading to finding more conscientious ways to ride,train, and work with horses. From basics like aids and equipment to more specialized subjects, such as rider fitness, emotionalcontrol, and how to determine what success with your horse really means, riders of all skill levels can gain valuable, hard-wonknowledge from his bite-size lessons in life and horsemanship. Perhaps most importantly, Emerson insists that it is never, ever toolate to change—for the good of the horse and for the good of oneself.

In 2016, HORSE SPEAK the book rocked the equestrian world with its novel and exciting ideas. Sharon Wilsie followed her international bestseller with HORSES IN TRANSLATION a book of stories that demonstrate how Horse Speak works, earlier this year, and now TSB is thrilled to announce the release of the HORSE SPEAK DVD Learn an easy, practical system for "listening" and "talking" to horses in their language instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by any individual who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter,recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, as well as providing simple replies you can use to tell him that you "hear" him, you "get it," and you have ideas you want to share with him,too. This program includes:

  • A precise introduction to the 4 Gs of Horse Speak.
  • In-depth discussion of the 13 Horse Speak Buttons.
  • Illuminating case studies of three different horses with contrasting personality types and communication styles.
  • Outstanding definitions, descriptions, and highlights to help identify specific aspects of the horse's language in real time.

Over the past two decades, trick training for horses has become immensely popular: Not only are there a number of tophorsemen and women who tour the world performing in front of huge audiences, but more and more riders–bothcompetitive and recreational–appreciate that varying a horse's work and training routine is of significant importance whentrying to ensure a willing athletic partner capable of performing his best. Groundwork and trick training specialist SigridSchöpe has found great success teaching her own horses tricks, which they enjoy doing as part of their regulargroundwork and under-saddle schooling routines. In THE HANDY BOOK OF HORSE TRICKS she shares her techniques, using positive, conscientious methodsthat are easy to follow–and a whole lot of fun! By following the simple steps and clear color photos, readers will find theirhorses will learn over 20 of the world's most popular tricks in no time, including: bowing, kneeling, lying down, sitting,rearing on command, performing the Spanish walk, standing on a pedestal, taking a blanket off, crossing their legs,carrying a lead rope, stacking cones, playing soccer, and more! This handy guide is not only sure to improve connectionand partnership between horse and handler, it is a great way to bring light-heartedness and a little playtime to every barn.

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