Western Riding-Natural Horsemanship Books

 

The Art Of Western Riding by Bob Mayhew

Here is everything you need to know to enjoy riding Western style, including the most suitable breeds, specifics on riding techniques and training for riders and horses, appropriate clothing, tack items, and equipment, and Western competition classes.

This book is now out of print but Bob explains everything so well it’s well worth getting a used copy while they are still available.

Natural Horse-Man-Ship: Six keys to a Natural Horse-Human Relationship by Pat Parelli

The horse and rider training handbook of an internationally renowned master horseman.
Practical Horse Whispering by Perry Wood

A wonderful starting point for horse handling, for readers of all ages.
Simple and easy to use horse whisperhing techniques and principles that can help you to develop better bonds with your horse.
Western Riding by Lesley Ward
Recently updated and extended, The Horse Illustrated Guide to Western Riding covers the fundamentals—from loping and galloping to trail riding and showing. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and an easy-to-use glossary, this book takes the guesswork out of western riding.
Cowboy Wisdom by Pat Parelli
Classic Lessons in Leadership and Life!

You can learn a lot from cowboys. The real ones—the ones who ride the range, the bulls, or the trails—live by a simple code, an understanding of the natural way things work in the world. This wisdom is not complicated—the best things never are—and it’s a wisdom that can quickly improve your own leadership and life skills so you can accomplish more of the things you want and get rid of the things you don’t!