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Care/Medical 
 

  • “How to be your own Veterinarian (Sometimes)” by Ruth B. James, DVM. Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • "The Horse in Winter” by Susan McBane. Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “First Aid for Horses” by Eleanor Kellon, DVM. Available from http://www.acreageequines.com/HorseBooks/Care/horsebooks1f.htm .
  • “UC Davis Book of Horses: Complete Medical Reference Guide for Horses and Foals” by Mordecai Siegal (Editor), Faculty and Staff, University of California, Davis, Veterinary School of Medicine, Jeffrey E. Barlough (Editor), Victoria Blankenship Siegal (Editor). Available from national bookstores, a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “Veterinarian Notes for Horse Owners” by Capt. Horace Hayes 17th edition. Available from a major discount store, and http://www.wolfenkennel.com/animalbooks/horsevet.htm .
  •  “Horsefeathers: Facts Versus Myths About Your Horse's Health” by David W. Ramey. Available at http://www.wolfenkennel.com/animalbooks/horsevet.htm .


Information


  • “The Professional Handbook of the Donkey” by Elisabeth D. Svendsen. Available from
    http://www.geocities.com/heehawbookcat/bestsell.html
    http://www.geocities.com/lovelongears/books.html
    http://www.thedonkeysanctuary.com/ds/handbook.htm
    Shop around! This book is available on a lot of different web sites priced from $68 to $25.
  • “The Definitive Donkey” by Paul & Betsy Hutchins, revised/edited by Leah Patton.
    Available from http://www.geocities.com/heehawbookcat/defdonk.html , http://www.geocities.com/lovelongears/books.html and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Horse Color” by D. Phillip Sponenberg and Bonnie V. Beaver. Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Equine Color Genetics” by D. Phillip Sponenberg. Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Donkey Business” by Christine Berry and Jo-Anne Kokas.
    Available from http://www.lovelongears.com/books.html .
  • “Have Saddle, Will Travel” by Don West.
    Available from http://www.havesaddlewilltravel.com/catalog.htm .
  • “Unbroken Spirit: The Wild Horse in the American Landscape” by Frances B. Clymer (Editor),
    Charles R. Preston (Editor), Yva Momatiuk (Photographer).
    Available from a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “The American Mustang Guidebook: History, Behavior & State-By-State Directions on How to Best View America's Wild Horses” by Lisa Dines. Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “Wild Horses: Wild Horse Magic for Kids (Animal Magic for Kids)” by Mark Henckel, Michael H. Francis (Illustrator). Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “Thunder of the Mustangs: Legend and Lore of the Wild Horses” by Mark Spragg.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “The Last of the Wild Horses” by Martin Harbury, Ron Watts (Photographer), Richard Adams.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “America's Last Wild Horses” by Hope Ryden. Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “Wild Horses I Have Known” by Hope Ryden.
    Available from a popular web-based book company and several other book web sites.
  • “Donkey Business III” by Christine Berry & Jinny Robinson.
    Available through Hee Haw Book Service, PO Box 1210, Lewisville TX 75067 and http://www.geocities.com/lovelongears/books.html
  • “The Modern Mule” by Paul and Betsy Hutchins.
    Available through Hee Haw Book Service, PO Box 1210, Lewisville TX 75067 and
    http://www.geocities.com/lovelongears/books.html
  • “The Mule Companion: A Guide to Understanding the Mule” by Cynthia Attar.
    Available at a popular web-based book company.
  • “The Nature of Horses” by Stephen Budiansky.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “Into the Wind! Wild Horses of North America” by Jay F. Kirkpatrick.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “The Mustangs” by J. Frank Dobie.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • "Mines, Minerals and Mustangs" by Jeannette Kerr.
    Available at http://www.jjkerr.com. Also available at Sundance Books in Reno, NV.
  • "Bringing Home All the Pretty Horses," by Dan Flores.
    Originally published in "Montana The Magazine of Western History"
    (Summer 2008, Volume 58, Number 2, pages 3-21)


Behavior/Horsemanship 


  • “Horse Behavior: The Behavioral Traits and Adaptations of Domestic and Wild Horses, Including Ponies” by George H. Waring. Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “The Natural Horse: Foundations for Natural Horsemanship” by Jaime Jackson, Larry Lindahl (Illustrator). Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “Breaking Your Horse’s Bad Habits” by W. Dayton Sumner. Available through Hee Haw Book Service, PO Box 1210, Lewisville TX 75067 and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Think Harmony with Horses” by Ray Hunt.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “There Are No Problem Horses Only Problem Riders" by Mary Twelveponies.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “True Horsemanship Through Feel” by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Considering the Horse” by Mark Rashid.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “A Good Horse Is Never A Bad Color” by Mark Rashid.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Horses Never Lie” by Mark Rashid.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Horses Don’t Lie” by Chris Irwin.
    Available from a major discount store and a popular web-based book company.
  • “True Unity” by Tom Dorrance.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Horse Sense for People” by Monty Roberts.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “The Nature of Horses: Exploring Equine Evolution, Intelligence & Behavior” by Stephen Budiansky


Training 


  • "Basic Horse Training" by Michael Hockemeyer.
    Available at national bookstores. Mr. Hockemeyer can be e-mailed at kickingbearmustang@yahoo.com . Phone number (815) 337-0587. Web site http://www.kickingbearmustangs.com
  • “Natural Horse-Man-Ship: Six Keys to a Natural Horse-Human Relationship” by Pat Parelli,
    Kathy Kadash, Karen Parelli (Photographer).
    Available from http://www.westernhorseman.com/books/nathorsemanship.shtml ,
    a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “Donkey Training” by Meredith Hodges.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “From My Hands to Yours” by Monty Roberts.
    Available from http://www.horseinfo.com/cart/frommyhands.html .
  • “Horse, Follow Closely” by Gawani Pony Boy.
    Available from national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Training Mules and Donkeys, a Logical Approach to Longears” by Meredith Hodges. Available through Hee Haw Book Service, PO Box 1210, Lewisville TX 75067 and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Donkey Driving” by Ellis & Claxton. Available through Hee Haw Book Service, PO Box 1210, Lewisville TX 75067, a popular web-based book company and http://www.lovelongears.com .
  • “Breaking and Training the Driving Horse” by Doris Ganton. Available through Hee Haw Book Service, PO Box 1210, Lewisville TX 75067, national bookstores and a popular web-based book company.
  • “Communicating With Cues”, Volumes I, II & III by John Lyons. Available from
    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/grayhorse/johlyonbookv.html and a popular web-based book company.
  • “The Modern Art of Taming Wild Horses” by J.S. Rarey. Available from Applewoodbooks.com .
  • "New Horse Handbook - How to Make Your Horse Feel at Home" - by Nancy Bowker.
    Distributed in Canada by Sterling Publishing, c/o Canadian Manda Group, One Atlantic Ave., Suite 105, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 3E7. Distributed in Great Britain by Chrysalis Books, 64 Brewery Rd., London N7 9NT, England. Distributed in Australia by Capricorn Link (Australia) Pty. Ltd., P.O. Box 704, Windsor, NSW 2756, Austrailia. 


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  • “Brighty of the Grand Canyon” by Marguerite Henry.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West” by Marguerite Henry, Robert Lougheed (Illustrator).
    Available from a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “The Big Book of Favorite Horse Stories” edited by P.C. Braun.
    Available from http://www.mooresheadbooks.com/MHBChildrens000002.htm
  • “Horse Heaven” by Jane Smiley.
    Available from http://www.randomhouse.com/features/smiley
  • "Mustang” by Anthony Amaral.
    Available from a popular web-based book company.
  • “Shy Boy” by Monty Roberts.
    Available from a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “Some Horses” (Essays) by Thomas McGuane.
    Available from a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “Village Horse Doctor: West of the Pecos” by Dr. Ben K. Green.
    Available from national bookstores, a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “Horse Tradin” by Dr. Ben K. Green.
    Available from national bookstores, a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • “More Horse Tradin” by Dr. Ben K. Green.
    Available from national bookstores, a popular web-based book company and a major discount store.
  • "Penny the Mustang" by Barbara Knight.
    A series of children's books.  Includes other books by Ms. Knight in addition to Penny. Available at two major book stores.
    www.mustangbks.com
  • "The Soul of a Horse" by Joe Camp. Pre-order from a popular web-based book company. For more information, please visit http://www.thesoulofahorse.com/Pre-Order-Reviews.htm.