My personal Equestrian Library

The Great Masters

Beudant Etienne (1921), Extérieur et Haute Ecole, Paris, Editions Jean-Michel Place.

Baucher Francois (1874), Méthode d’équitation, Paris, Librairie Militaire de J. Dumaine.

Comte d’Aure (1893), Traité d’Equitation, Paris, Editions Jean-Michel Place.

De Kerbrech Faverot (1891), Dressage Méthodique du Cheval de Selle, Paris, Editions Jean-Michel Place.

Fillis James (1890), Principes de Dressage et d’Equitation, Paris, Editions Jean-Michel Place.

Général Decarpentry (1971), Academic Equitation, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Général Decarpentry (1932), Préparation aux Epreuves  de Dressage, III, Piaffer et Passage, La Roche-Rigault, PSR.

Général L’Hotte (1906), Questions Equestres, Paris, Librairie Plon.

Gogue René (1978), Problemes Equestres, Paris, Maloine S.A. Editeur.

Harris Charles (1915), Fundamentals of Riding, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

La Guérinière (1729-1740), A la Francaise, Paris, Editions Jean-Michel Place.

Museler Wilhelm (1933), Riding Logic, New York, Prentice Hall Press.

Oliveira Nuno (1964), Reflections on Equestrian Art, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Podhajsky Alois (1959), Die Spaniche Hofreitschule, Wien, Verlag Adolf Holzhausens.

Podhajsky Alois (1965), Horse and Rider, New York, DoubleDay.

Seunig Waldemar (1983), The Essence of Horsemanship, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Steinbrecht Gustav (1935), Le Gymnase du Cheval, Paris, Editions ELBE’.

Xenophon (391-371 B.C.), The Art Of Horsemanship, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd (ed.1984).

Watjen Richard L. (1958), Dressage Riding, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.


Ballou Jec Aristotle (2005), 101 Dressage Exercises, North Adams, Storey Publishing.

Belasik Paul  (1990), Riding towards the Light, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Burger Udo (1959), The Way To Perfect Horsemanship, North Pomfret, Trafalgar Square Publishing.

Collins David (2006), Dressage Masters, Giulford, The Lyons Press.

De Kunffy Charles (1992), The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse, New York, Howell Book House.

Dove P. and Wanless M. (2015), Master Dressage, The Basics.

Fédération Francaise d’Equitation (1990), Les Epreuves de Dressage, Paris, Editions Lavauzelle.

Herbermann Erik (1980), Dressage Formula, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Holzel P. , Holzel W.,Plewa M. (1992), Dressage Tips and Training Solutions, Addington, Kenilworth Press.

Klimke Reiner (1969), Cavalletti, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Kottas-Heldenberg Arthur (2014), Dressage Solutions, North Pomfret, Trafalgar Square Publishing.

Kyrklund Kyra (1996), Dressage with Kyra, North Pomfret, Trafalgar Square Publishing.

Marshall Léonie M. (1981), Novice to Advanced Dressage, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Sederholm Tina (2005), Secrets of the Top Equestrian Trainers, Newton Abbot, David & Charles.

Steiner Betsy (2003), Gymnastic Dressage Training using Mind, Body & Spirit, Addington, Kenilworth Press.


De Némethy Bertalan (1988), The de Némethy Method, New York, DoubleDay.

De Ruffieu Francois Lemaire (1988), The Handbook of Jumping Essentials, The Stephen Greene Press, Inc.

D’Orgeix Jean (1978), L’Equitation de Saut d’Obstacles 1/l’analise-la doctrine, Paris, Editions Robert Laffont.

D’Orgeix Jean (1978), L’Equitation de Saut d’Obstacles 2/la méthode, Paris, Editions Robert Laffont.

Kursinski Anne (1995), Riding and Jumping Clinic, New York,  DoubleDay.

Morris George H. (1971), Hunter Seat Equitation, New York, DoubleDay.

Paalman Anthony (1978), Training Showjumpers, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Robert Michel (2003), Secrets et Méthode d’un Grand Champion, Tassin La Demi Lune, Arthésis.

Smart John (1987), Showjumping, New York, Howell Book House Inc.

Steinkraus William (1983), Il Salto nell’Equitazione, Milano, Edizioni Equestri.


D’Enrody A. L. (1959), Give your Horse a Chance, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

FISE (1996), Guida per il Costruttore di Percorsi dei Concorsi Completi di Equitazione, Bologna, Editrice Planetario.


Burger- Zietzschmann (1939), The Rider Forms the Horse, Warendorf, FNverlag.

Cazier-Charpentier H. (1986), Il Lavoro del Cavallo non Montato, Milano, Edizioni Equestri.

Henriques Pegotty (1987), Balanced Riding, Gaithersburg, Half Halt Press.

Jago Wendy 2001), Schooling Problems solved with NLP, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Jago Wendy (2003), Solo Schooling, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Klimke Reiner (1990), Addestramento del Puledro, Milano, Edizioni Equestri.

Launder E. and Legard H. (1988), Understanding the Chambon, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Lemaire de Ruffieu Francois (1986), The Handbook of Riding Essentials, New York, Harper & Row.

Lock Sylvia (2003), Invisible Riding, Haslemere, D J Murphy (Publishers) Ltd.

Loch Sylvia (1988), The Classical Seat, Haslemere, D J Murphy (Publishers) Ltd.

Loriston-Clarke Jennie (1995), The Young Horse Breaking & Training, Newton Abbot, David & Charles.

Lyons John (1999), Ground Control Section 1, John Lyons Symposium, Inc.

Parelli Pat (1993), Natural Horse-Man-Ship, Colorado Springs, Western Horseman Inc.

Peace Michael (s.d.), A Balanced Approach, Your Horse Magazine.

Pradier Pierre (1995), Mécanique Equestre et Equitation, Paris, Editions Maloine.

Russell Mark (2004), Lessons in Lightness, Guilford, The Lyons Press.

Schramm Ulrik (1983), The Undisciplined Horse, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Schusdziarra H. and Schusdziarra V. (1978), An Anatomy of Riding, Ossining, Breakthrough Publications Inc.

Tottle Sally A. (1998), BodySense, Addington, Kenilworth Press.

Stanier Sylvia (1976), The Art of Lungeing, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Swift Sally (1985), Centered Riding, New York, St. Martin’s/Marek.

Von Dietze Susanne (1993), Balance in Movement, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Von Dietze Susanne (2009), Rider & Rider Back to Back, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd

Wanless Mary (1997), For the Good of the Horse, Addington, Kenilworth Press.

Wanless Mary (1998), For the Good of the Rider, Addington, Kenilworth Press.

Wanless Mary (1987), Ride with Your Mind, Addington, Kenilworth Press.

Wanless Mary (1991), Ride with Your Mind Masterclass, Addington, Kenilworth Press.

Wanless Mary (1987), The Natural Rider, New York, Summit Books.

Wood Perry (2003), Practical Horse Whispering, Addington, The Kenilworth Press Ltd.


Budiansky Stephen (1997), The Nature of Horses, London, Phoenix Illustrated.

Kiley-Worthington Marthe (2004), Equine Education, Cotton, Whittet Books.

Kiley-Worthington Marthe (1987), The Behaviour of Horses, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Morris Desmond (1988), Horsewatching, New York, Crown Publishers.

Rashid Mark (2004), Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse, Newton Abbot, David & Charles.

Rees Lucy (1984), The Horse's Mind, London, Stanley & Co. Ltd.

Simpson Heather (2004), Teach Yourself Horse, Grayshott, D J Murphy (Publishers) Ltd.

Widdicombe Tom (2005), Be With Your Horse, Newton Abbot, David & Charles.

Veterinary and Farriery

Belschner H. (1969), Horse Diseases, Hollywood, Melvin Powers.

Evans Sian (2001), Field Management for Horses and Ponies, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Firth Jill (2003), Looking after your horse’s back

Hannay P. and Kaselle M. (1995), Touching Horses, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Myler Dale, Ron & Bob (2000), A whole Bit better, Lake Oswego, Toklat Originals Inc.

Oliver Robert (1991), A Photographic Guide to Conformation, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Ovnicek Gene (1997), New hope for soundness, Columbia Falls, Equine digit support  system, Inc.

Pilliner S. and Davies Z. (2000), Getting Horses Fit, Oxford, Blackwell Science Ltd.

Price H. and Fisher R. (1989), Shoeing for Performance, Ramsbury, The Crowood Press Ltd.

Schulte B. and Baumann H. (2002), Leading with Feeling, Iserlohn, Herm. Sprenger Gmbh.

Smith R. N. (1971), An Anatomy of the Horse, Quartilles International Limited.

Sutton Amanda (2001), Injury-Free Horse, Cincinnati, David and Charles.

Sports Psychology and Physical Preparation

Bettison Tina (2002), Uncork your Peak Performance, London, MasterMinds Ltd.

Gallwey W. Timothy (1981), The innergame of golf, London, Pan Books.

Nagel Tom (2010), Zen & Horseback Riding, Ko-gen Publications.

Reilly Ann S. (2000), A Sport Psychology Workbook for Riders London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Savoie Jane (1992), That Winning Felling!, North Pomfret, Trafalgar Square Publishing.

Syer J. and Connolly C. (1984), Sporting Body Sporting Mind, London, Simon Schuster Limited.

Van Laun R. and Loch S. (2000), Flexibility and Fitness for Riders, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.


Force Jean-Luc (2001), Enseigner l’Equitation, Paris, Editions Lavauzelle.

Knowles Josephine (1999), Teaching Riding, London, J.A. Allen & Co Ltd.

Reed Hazel (2010), The Preliminary Teaching Test, Yateley, Nova Publications.


Ross Eleanor (1992), School Exercises for Flatwork & Jumping, Addington, The Kenilworth Press Ltd.

Sivewright Molly (1979), Thinking Riding, London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Sivewright Molly (1984), Thinking Riding Book 2, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Encyclopedias and Handbooks

British Horse Society (1988), The Manual of Horsemanship, London, Threshold Books Limited.

Brunet C. et Thomas R. 1990), L’Equitation, Paris, Presses Universitaires De France.

Cary P.,La Fontaine C., Robins J., Wyatt A. (1987), The Horse, Secaucus, Chartwell Books Inc.

Diderot et D’Alembert ( ), L’Encyclopedie: Equitation, Inter-Livres.

Du Puy De Clinchamps (1961), La Chevalerie, Paris, Presses Universitaires De France.

FISE (1996), Il Cavallo, Bologna, Editrice Planetario.

FISE, Manuale di Equitazione.

Gendry Jacques (1981), Le Cheval, Paris, Presses Universitaires De France.

Josquin Lydie et Christian (2001), Precis de l’Homme de Cheval, La Vandère, Lydie et Christian Josquin.

Le-Maire Carlo (1843), Nuovo Trattato d'Equitazione

Lulle Raymond (1991), Livre de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, Paris, La Différence.

Marriner Penny (1998), What to Wear, BETA.

Quondam Amedeo (2003), Cavallo e Cavaliere, Roma, Donzelli Editore.

Saurel Etienne (1971), Histoire de l’équitation, Paris, Christian de Bartillat Editeur.

Vari (2009), L'Insegnamento dell'Equitazione e della Veterinaria alla Venaria Reale durante la Restaurazione, Torino, Roberto Chiaromonte Editore

Art and Literature

Garcin Jérome (1998), La chute de cheval, Paris, Gallimard.

Roberts Monty (1996), The Man Who Listens To Horses, London, Arrow Books Limited.

Warner M. and Blake R. (2004), Stubbs & the Horse, Forth Worth, Kimbell Art Museum.