For a limited time, you can buy Horse Head: Brain Science & Other Insights and A Rider’s Reader: Exploring Horse Sense, Science & Sentiment for just 19 bucks. Priority shipping not included. Two for the price of one!
A Rider’s Reader is Maddy Butcher’s first book, written in 2012. It provides insight into a personal journey with horses. Like your journey, it has delightful and dreadful moments. Like your life with horses, it’s full of pain, work, love, and learning. This book is not a memoir or a reporter’s clips folder, but it has elements of both. Think of it as an eclectic grab bag of experiences, reflections, and research. Emily Kitching, president of Eclectic Horseman, has written the foreword.
Horse Head is an essential and entertaining guide to the horse’s mind. This book, with contributions from Dr. Steve Peters, co-author of Evidence-Based Horsemanship, introduces readers to fascinating neuroscience, connecting what we see from the saddle to what’s happening on a microscopic scale in the horse’s brain and body. Additionally, HorseHead offers enjoyable chapters on best practices as well as essays on the journeys of lives with horses.