Threshold Guides

  • Threshold Guide #9 - Beds and Bedding

    A guide to the materials used for horses' bedding, with simple instructions on how to create and maintain comfortable, clean beds for horses and ponies. Chapters include why stabled horses need bedding, stable floors and drainage, how to muck out, and...

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  • Threshold Guide #8 - Field Management

    A guide to the management of horse and pony paddocks and fencing. Chapters cover every aspect of field management from poisonous plants and how to recognise and eradicate them to palatable grasses and herbs. Field care with routine maintenance, weed...

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  • Threshold Guide #7 - Making Your Own Jumps

    A step-by-step guide to building your own show jumps and cross country fences. Chapters include various types of show jumps, jumping course plans, basic construction and ditches, banks, steps and water.

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  • Threshold Guide #55 - Classical Riding

    An introduction to the principles of classical riding, with key exercises on how to adopt the classical seat and use classical training methods to improve your horse's way of going, in hand, on the lunge and under saddle. The book contains not only...

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  • Threshold Guide #52 - Worms and Worming

    An easy to understand guide to internal parasites in horses and the intelligent use of worming treatments to control them. Contents include common type of parasites, their lifecycles and the effects of infestation, how to tell if your horse has worms,...

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  • Threshold Guide #5 - Rugs and Rollers

    A step-by-step guide to rug types and their uses, with advice on rollers, surcingles and fastenings. This guide covers everything from measuring and fitting rugs to hoods and neck covers, and the care and storage of rugs.

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  • Threshold Guide #44 - Homeopathy

    This illustrated guide shows how to choose and use tried and tested homeopathic remedies for horses and ponies. It provides treatment guidelines for a wide range of common ailments and first aid applications. Chapters include descriptions of remedies and...

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  • Threshold Guide #41 - Starting Endurance Riding

    This guide has essential information for anyone interested in having a go at endurance riding. Chapters cover all aspects from assessing your horse, horse and rider equipment and fitness conditioning to the back up crew and choosing and entering a ride...

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  • Threshold Guide #4 - Fitting Tack

    A step-by-step guide on correct and comfortable tack fitting, with advice on common problems and how to avoid them. Chapters cover all aspects from headcollars and halters, bridles and bits, saddles, girths and numnahs to lungeing equipment and care of...

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  • Threshold Guide #39 - Schooling Principles

    A guide to understanding the training concepts involved in producing a supple and well-schooled horse. Chapters include educating the horse and rider, balance, bending and suppleness, contact and collection.

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  • Threshold Guide #38 - Massage For Horses

    With her clear and simple explanations, learn how to apply simple massage techniques to enhance your horse's performance, health and wellbeing. Chapters include surface anatomy, massage techniques and exercises for strengthening the hands.

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  • Threshold Guide #33 - Solving Show Jumping Problems

    This guide is straightforward advice on how to avoid common show jumping problems. Chapters include refusing to enter the ring, stopping at the first fence, spooking and running out, turning difficulties, inability to shorten in front of a fence and...

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  • Threshold Guide #32 - Improving The Riders Position

    A guide to achieving a poised and effective riding position which will enhance performance allowing the rider to remain constantly in balance with the horse. Contents include sitting centrally on the seat bones, correcting upper body alignment, avoiding...

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  • Threshold Guide #31 - Solving Cross Country Problems

    Straightforward advice on how to avoid the majority of cross-country problems. Chapters include lost confidence, refusing to start and excitability, running out, ditch aversion and combination problems and slow finishing times.

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  • Threshold Guide #30 - Mounted Games

    A guide to mounted games and the special skills needed by riders and their ponies. Chapters cover all aspects from the ideal mounted games pony and games of speed and precision to making your own games and equipment and taking part in competitions. There...

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  • Threshold Guide #3 - Boots and Bandages

    A step-by-step guide on the correct methods of fitting boots and bandages. Contents include over-reach and fetlock boots, travelling, knee cap and hock boots, the different types of bandage, and how to bandage a tail.        ...

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  • Threshold Guide #28 - Starting to Drive

    Starting to Drive is a step-by-step introduction to safe harnessing, putting to and basic driving technique. Chapters include putting on a collar, saddle and crupper, fitting reins, the bridle and blinkers, correct rein handling, moving forward and...

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  • Threshold Guide #25 - Solving Flatwork Problems

    Practical advice on how to correct everyday schooling problems in horses and ponies. Chapters include laziness and excitability, leaning and overbending, hollowing and pulling, tail swishing and shying.

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  • Threshold Guide #24 - Show Jumping

    Straightforward advice on correct technique for riding show jumping fences and courses successfully. Contents include schooling at home, walking the course, how to ride the different jump types and collecting ring procedure.

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  • Threshold Guide #22 - The Outdoor Pony

    A guide to the practical aspects of keeping a pony at grass. Every aspect of horse care is covered from feeding, health and well being to the seasons, benefits and problems, and suitable rugs and headcollars. A section on catching, safe handling and...

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