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TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS BLOG

News from the Leading Publisher of Equestrian Books & DVDs
  • We’re About to Blow Your Mind: Working with Horses Is Like Flying Helicopters
    “Softness” is about having the sensitivity we need in order to feel when and if the horse tries to “give.” It is about developing the kind of awareness and feel it takes to know when we are working against our horses, rather than with them. In his book JOURNEY TO SOFTNESS, renowned horseman and storyteller […]
  • Can You Tell When Your Horse Is Lame?
    Lameness is the most common cause of poor performance in the horse. This makes management of his soundness over the long term integral to both his general well-being and his ability to participate in recreational and competitive activities. Unfortunately, most equine caretakers are unable to perceive abnormal movement in the horse, extending the period between […]
  • George Morris: “The School Horse Is Just as Valuable as Big Star”
    In 2017 and together with Kenilworth Press in the UK, TSB released the book SPORT HORSE SOUNDNESS AND PERFORMANCE by Dr. Cecilia Lönnell. George Morris was an enthusiastic supporter of the premise of Dr. Lönnell’s book, and so wrote a detailed foreword that makes many points that are of great value to all of those within […]
  • Your Horse’s Feet: Finding the Balance
    In caring for your horse’s feet, you not only want to see how the left and right halves of the foot are balanced, you also want to evaluate the hoof’s front-to-back balance. We call this dorsopalmar balance when we’re talking about the front feet, and dorsoplantar balance when we’re talking about the hind. You may also see the term anterior/posterior balance, […]
  • July 4th Flash Sale! 20% Off Horse Books & DVDs!
    The sun is high, the nights are warm, the days are long…yes, summer is here! We have trail rides and pony camps and misty mornings in the ring to look forward to…what could be better? How about a few good books to read in the hammock or at the barn between lessons? In celebration of […]
  • Horseman Tik Maynard on His New Book, The Sound of Music, and a Conversation with Ellen DeGeneres
    In his new memoir IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE HORSEMEN, TSB author Tik Maynard tells a story about how he submitted his first query letter to a publisher: I spent weeks writing, editing, and re-editing my query letter to them. I finally took a deep breath, and hit send. Opened a vein. I did not hear […]
  • Finally! Resolve Your Horse’s Posture Problems and Poor Movement Patterns
    Have you found yourself trying to resolve one of the following challenges related to your horse’s posture or performance? • Rebuilding after an injury or extended time off. • Countering an unspecified weakness that prevents him from doing what you ask. • Improving stiff, uncoordinated, or short-strided gaits. • Softening a rigid or hollow topline. • Lightening […]
  • What’s Fascia? And What Does It Have to Do with Your Horse?
    It seems like after decades in the horse industry, all of a sudden, everyone is talking about fascia. This is that thin sheath of fibrous tissue that encloses the muscles and other organs, and apparently, it is really pretty important to your horse’s posture, movement, comfort, and performance. Huh. If you’re like us, all these years […]
  • Charlotte Dujardin Talks About the First Time She Saw Valegro
    Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record–breaking performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile and her dancing horse. The YouTube clip of their Freestyle performance has since had over 1.7 million views, and […]
  • Horses in Translation: Essential Lessons in Horse Speak
    In the fall of 2017 TSB released the book HORSE SPEAK, which took the international horse world by storm. Horse trainer and rehabilitation specialist Sharon Wilsie put to paper a practical system for “listening” and ” talking” to horses in their language instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. She called her system “Horse Speak,” and […]

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