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Equine Books, Scientific Papers, and Websites

Classical Riding Books

BioMechanical Riding & Dressage – a rider’s atlas by Nancy Nicholson PhD, published by Zip Publishing, Columbus, Ohio

Dressage Principles based on Biomechanics by Dr. Thomas Ritter published by Cadmos Publishing Limited, Richmond, UK

Balancing Act – The Horse in Sport – an Irreconcilable Conflict? by Dr. Gerd Heuschmann (author of Tug of War), published by Wu Wei Verlag, Schondorf Germany, english translation Trafalgar Square Books

The Gymnasium of the Horse by Gustav Steinbrecht published by Xenophon Press, Franktown, VA

Compassionate Training for Today’s Sport Horse – Biomechanics in Four Dimensions by Karin Leibbrandt, DVM, published by Maarten Beernink, Het Boekenschap

The Art of Classical Horsemanship by Egon von Neindorff, published by Cadmos Verlag GmbH, Brunsbek, Germany, 2009 copyright, Cadmos Books, UK

Truths and Misconceptions in Dressage 2nd ed. by Dr. HLM van Schaik, published by JA Allen & Co. Ltd. London, England

Give Your Horse a Chance: The Training of the Horse & Rider for Three-Day Eventing and Show Jumping by Lt. Col. A. L. d’Endrödy, published by J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd. London, England

Rider or Horseman: Your Introduction to the Joys of Balanced Riding and Good Horsemanship by Bobbi Coffin, published by Arco Publishing Co., Inc. New York, New York

More Books:

  1. ‘Training the Horse in Hand’ – Alfons J. Dietz
  2. ‘Schooling Horse In-Hand’ – Richard Hinrichs
  3. ‘The Complete Training of Horse and Rider’ – Alois Podhajsky
  4. ‘My horses, my teachers’ – Alois Podhajsky
  5. ‘The Riding Teacher’ – Alois Podhajsky
  6. ‘The Simplicity of Dressage’ – Johann Hinnemann and Coby van Baalen
  7. ‘Dressage for the 21st Century’ – Paul Belasik
  8. ‘Exploring dressage Technique’ – Paul Belasik
  9. ‘Riding Towards the Light’ – Paul Belasik
  10. ‘The Songs of Horses’ – Paul Belasik
  11. ‘Work books from the Spanish Riding School’ – Charles Harris
  12. ‘Dressage in Lightness’ – Sylvia Loch
  13. ‘The Principles of Riding’ – The German F.N.
  14. ‘Advanced Techniques of Riding – The German F.N.
  15. ‘Dressage Formula’ – Erik F Herbermann
  16. ‘A Horsemans Notebook’ – Erik F Herbermann
  17. ‘Dressage in Harmony’ – Walter Zettl
  18. ‘Principles of Dressage’ – Brigadier General Kurt Albrecht
  19. ‘Piaffe and Passage’ – General Decarpentry
  20. ‘Horses are made to be horses’ – Franz Mairinger
  21. ‘School of Horsemanship’ – Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere
  22. ‘Reflections of an Equestrian Art’ – Nuno Oliveira
  23. ‘The Maneige Royal’ – Antoine De Pluvinel

Video list:

  1. ‘School of Horsemanship’ – Egon von Neindorff
  2. ‘The Art of Classical Dressage’ – Arthur Kottas (comes in 7 parts)
  3. ‘Classical Dressage’ – Philippe Karl (comes in 4 parts)

Anatomy and Energy Books

Anatomy of the Horse – An Illustrated Text 4th ed. by Klaus-Dieter Budras, WO Sack, Sabine Röck, published by Schlütersche BmbH & Co. KG, Verlag and Druckerei, Hans-Böckler-Allee, Hannover Germany

Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy – The Horse by Raymond Ashdown and Stanley Done, published by JB Lippincott Co./Gower Medical Publishing

Horse Anatomy – A Pictorial Approach to Equine Structure, 2nd ed. by Peter Goody, published by JA Allen, London, England.


Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling

Anatomy of the Equine By using a variety of modalities to learn the anatomy of horses including carefully dissecting, diligently photographing and then identifying all of the structures; this allows us to visualize and understand the inter-relationship between the structures.

Xenophon Press

“Xenophon Press is dedicated to the preservation of classical equestrian literature and media.  We bring great titles to print in the English language, commission translations of important work, seek new works by living authors, and strive to bring back and keep in print works by the masters. Xenophon Press is sustained by your purchases with virtually all funds retained to bring more great works to print and to e-readers and video.

Founded by Ivan Bezugloff in 1994 the work of Xenophon Press is carried forward by Richard and Frances Williams in Nassawadox, Virginia. Xenophon Press is powered by a small team of avid equestrians who believe in the merit of these works and in their content. We are a niche company focused on the very best equestrian media and making sure that the knowledge of the old masters survives for the next generation.”

The Merck Veterinary Manual Thousands of topics in all veterinary fields.

Other resources

HeartMath Institute – Adding heart translates into increased care and genuine connection with others and harmonizes the resistance between our own mind and heart. Adding heart is especially about practicing kindness and compassion, along with forgiveness and latitude in our interactions. Adding heart increases the love flowing through our system, which can play a large part in solving the collective challenges of these transitional times.

Dr. Cowan’s Garden – A line of nutritionally powerful vegetable powders: perennial greens, kale, Swiss chard, leek, squash, blends and salts. The powders’ nutritional power derives from how they’re grown, processed and stored. Dr. Cowan’s Garden is a family-run business; his wife and two sons have significant roles within the company. 10% off coupon – founded by Dr. Josh Axe is one the top natural health websites in the world today. Its main topics include nutrition, natural medicine, fitness, healthy recipes, home DIY remedies and trending health news. His website includes a group of credentialed editors, writers and a Medical Review Board. He has also been a resource for many professional athletes.

ION-Biome – Intelligence of Nature: supplement restoring the lining and function of your gut

Dr. Joe Dispenza – As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.

American Horse Publications – Promoting Excellence in Equine Media since 1970

Academia – discover more research

Elsevier – Empowering Knowledge TM

PubMed – NCBI PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally. The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full-text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher’s website or PubMed Central (PMC). Available to the public online since 1996, PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Scientific Papers

Biofield Science: Current Physics Perspectives

What Role Does Heritable Epigenetic Variation Play in Phenotypic Evolution?

Biofield Science: Current Physics Perspectives

About the Coherence of Biophotons

An Introduction to Human Biophoton Emission

Bioenergetics and the Coherence of Organisms

Epigenetic mechanisms in human physiology and diseases

Clinical Studies of Biofield Therapies: Summary, Methodological Challenges, and Recommendations

Biofield Science and Healing: History, Terminology, and Concepts

Life is Water Electric

Multiple levels of epigenetic control for bone biology and pathology

Distant Healing Intention Therapies: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence

Role of Epigenetics in Biology and Human Diseases

Role of epigenetic mechanisms in various cancer therapies

Vitamin D control of gene expression: temporal and spatial parameters for
organization of the regulatory machinery

Transcription Factor Mediated Epigenetic Control for Cell Fate and Lineage Commitment


Metacognitive Failure as a Feature of Those Holding Radical Beliefs

Training Method Matters

Photosynthesis Uses Vibrations

Epigenetic inheritance and plasticity: The responsive germline

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  • Visible Body – Human Anatomy Atlas 2020 – app
  • Academia app for researchers
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