Never Too Old to Ride, More Horse Speak, Working Equitation Tips, and 52 Jumping Exercises from the Pros

At Trafalgar Square Books (, summer means a wild array of exciting new horse books are arriving in our warehouse (aka renovated cow barn) daily. Here’s what showed up recently!

RIDERS OF A CERTAIN AGE by rider and writer Fran Severn is a delightfully honest look at the realities of starting out with horses…when you’re getting older. With carefully curated guidance collected over years of horsing around, Severn wants to embolden and empower you with tips, lessons, and advice as you begin enjoying a life with horses in it.

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256 pages | paperback

ESSENTIAL HORSE SPEAK: CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION by Horse Speak® founder Sharon Wilsie is the most complete guide available to understanding the horse’s language, knowing how to “talk” back, and to using Horse Speak® principles in any training system. Those familiar with Wilsie’s work will find novel ideas that have developed since the first book was released, and those new to Horse Speak will be supported with fundamental lessons that will allow them to start having authentic “conversations” with their horses during their very next trip to the barn.

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392 pages | 318 color photographs, 26 diagrams | paperback

THE WORKING EQUITATION TRAINING MANUAL is the only book available devoted to learning and perfecting working equitation obstacles. Heralding the advent of a brand-new way to pursue and demonstrate horse-and-rider connection, working equitation competitor and trainer Ali Kermeen has written a much-needed reference for preparing both horse and rider to participate.

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200 pages | 46 color photographs, 116 diagrams | paperback

GRID PRO QUO by amateur eventer Margaret Rizzo McKelvy shares favorite lessons from the pros to improve your horse’s adjustability, connection, and performance over fences. This modern-day quick reference to more than 50 grids and jumping exercises brings the best of top international training and instruction into your home ring.

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216 pages | 78 color diagrams | hardcover spiral

For more information about these books or authors, contact Rebecca Didier (

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