Gifts for the Equestrian in your Life


When it comes to those passionate about horses, knowledge is addictive. Our online membership and courses are the gift that keeps on giving after the holidays. We want to be a part of the Christmas cheer in your world this year, which is why we have created our customizable Christmas Offer. Choose the amount you want; and send it via email on a date of YOUR choosing! Bring hours of great information and valuable tools to you or your horsey friend this year. Follow the link here:

Gifts for the Equestrian in your Life


Would your friends be happy to get an Equitopia voucher? Read below what people say about Equitopia membership and courses!

  • “I have been involved in the horse industry all my life and I always felt there was something missing. Well, now I have found it! What a fantastic resource and it has helped me to become a better horse owner and trainer placing welfare and understanding of the equine emotions at the top of the list. I will never ‘just ride through it’ again!” Neason, M., United Kingdom
  • “I love the flexibility of being able to learn something specific very quickly or to totally immerse myself in a topic for hours.” Munith, E., USA
  • “It has been a tremendous resource, I appreciate the spectrum of topic to choose from and it is an affordable way to do continuing education during COVID.” James, L., Canada
  • “Equitopia makes the latest research available in a useable form to regular horse owners and so improves horse welfare.” Howard, D., France
  • “I like Equitopia because it gives me a chance to expand my knowledge and hear other equestrian’s views on different topics.” Ljubljana, T., Slovenia
  • “Equitopia is a valuable resource for anyone involved with horses” Ballarat, A., Australia
  • “I love everything about Equitopia but mostly the videos that have credible and resourceful professionals that seem to know what I need to know when I need it! My horses are happier and healthier for it! Thanks Equitopia team!!”Marx. I., South Africa


Over the past year, we have been compiling a list of books recommended by people we have interviewed in our podcast. We are delighted to share with you their top picks of books (in no particular order) that are sure to delight you and any equestrian reader and keep you ‘edutained’ long into 2021!

            1. Tug of War, Dr Gerd Heuschmann
            2. Compassionate Training for Today’s Sport Horse, Dr Karin Leibbrandt
            3. A Modern Look at the Hoof, Monique Craig
            4. Care and Rehabilitation of the Equine Foot, Pete Ramey
            5. The Nature of Horses: Their Evolution, Intelligence and Behaviour, Stepen Budiansky
            6. Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor
            7. Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership, Mark Rashid and Rick Lamb
            8. My Life with the Chimpanzees, Jane Goodall
            9. Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement, Susan E. Harris
            10. Lynn Palm’s Head-to-toe Horsemanship, Lynn Palm and Sue M. Copeland
            11. Equine Orthopaedic Balance, Darrall Clifford. Available at: Books & Online Courses (
            12. Girl, Wash Your Face, Rachel Hollis
            13. Principles Of Conformation Analysis Volume I, Deb Bennett
            14. Principles of Conformation Analysis, Vol. 2, Deb Bennett
            15. Principles of Conformation Analysis Volume III, Deb Bennett
            16. Principles of Conformation Analysis: Equus Reference Guide, Deb Bennett
            17. Gymnasium of the Horse: Completely Footnoted Collector’s Edition, Gustav Steinbrecht
            18. The Principles of Horsemanship: and Training Horses, F. Baucher
            19. Equitation Science, by Paul McGreevy (Author), Janne Winther Christensen (Author), Uta König von Borstel (Author), Andrew McLean (Author)
            20. Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists, Paul McGreevy
            21. Equine Behavioral Medicine, Bonnie V. Beaver BS DVM MS DACVB
            22. The Truth About Horses: A Guide to Understanding and Training Your Horse, Andrew McLean
            23. The Compassionate Equestrian, by Allen Schoen (Author), Susan Gordon (Author)
            24. Training and Retraining Horses the Tellington Way: Starting Right or Starting Over with Enlightened Methods and Hands-On Techniques, Linda Tellington-Jones
            25. Finding the Missed Path: The Art of Restarting Horses, Mark Rashid
            26. Collection or Contortion?: Exposing the Misconceptions and Exploring the Truths of Horse Positioning and Bend, Dr Gerd Heuschmann
            27. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol S. Dweck
            28. ABC of the Horse Biomechanics Hardcover, Pauli Grönberg
            29. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
            30. If Horses Could Speak: How Incorrect Modern Riding Negatively Affects Horses’ Health, Dr Gerd Heuschmann
            31. In-Hand Lessons With Manolo Mendez: An Introduction to Working In-Hand DVD (DVD)