Here’s what’s currently on my “To Read” list:
Finding My Distance: A Year in the Life of a Three Day Eventer (Julia Wendell): This book is loooong, but I hear it’s really good.
Chosen By A Horse (Susan Richards): An account of the horses Richards rescued. Of course I’m a total sucker for a rescue project, so I will be reading this book and living vicariously through Richards.
Renegade Champion: The Unlikely Rise of Fitzrada (Richard R. Rust): This is about one of the first women to compete at the International levels in show jumping and her challenging horse. Pretty much a must read, if you ask me!
Horses Never Lie: The Art of Passive Leadership (Mark Rashid): This is another book based on the idea a Natural Horsemanship, so I definitely want to see what Rashid’s take is.
How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices that Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport (Denny Emerson): I am hoping this book will give me the secret to finally moving up a level! And Denny Emerson is someone I’ve long admired…
A Good Horse (Jane Smiley): Jane Smiley stirred up quite a controversy when, after writing this book, she sent one of the horses featured in it to the auction. Yikes. But word on the street is it wasn’t a “livestock auction” (where killer buyers go) but a Thoroughbred auction.
The Dressage Chronicles (Karen McGoldrick): This is written by a USDF gold medalist so I know the horse stuff will be accurate.
Under Orders (Dick Francis): I’ve never read any Dick Francis. This seems very, very wrong. Definitely a situation I must rectify.
Riders (Jilly Cooper): Frankly, the cover of this book makes me want to vomit. But maybe it’s not as terrible as the cover would suggest?