Books Now Available: Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton and Clinton Anderson’s Philosophy

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June 1, 2013 -- Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com) is pleased to announce the release of Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton and Clinton Anderson’s Philosophy.

Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton is fabulously illustrated book covering training, conditioning and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In addition, Dutton includes full chapters describing the special needs of the event horse, with tips and advice from the top experts who make up his internationally respected eventing team—his groom, his farrier, and his veterinarian. You’ll find guidance in everything from daily maintenance to braiding and turnout, and from hoof care and studs to common health issues and “vet box” care of your horse during competitions.

With tips for finding the right event prospect (whatever your level of experience), as well as Dutton’s own schooling exercises (both on the flat and over fences), Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton promises to give you the leg up you need for a safe and confident start in the sport.

Dutton is a 12-time USEA Leading Rider of the Year and five-time Olympian with two gold medals. He has represented Australia in three Olympic Games and four World Championships, and he competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 World Equestrian Games and 2012 London Olympics for the United States. Dutton has been named the top FEI World Event Rider, is a founding member of the Professional Rider’s Organization (PRO) and was voted the 2009 Developing Rider Coach of the Year, having coached many adult amateurs and USET shortlisted riders. He lives with his wife and three daughters in West Grove, Pennsylvania. His coauthor, Amber Heintzberger, is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in equestrian subjects. She is also coauthor of Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse. The book is 352 pages with 280 color photos and diagrams; suggested retail is $39.95.

Anderson knows good horsemanship isn’t always easy. With over 20 years of experience working with horses and helping people safely train them, Anderson has become an expert at bringing out the best in both. In his new book Philosophy, Anderson shares his knowledge and wisdom, detailing what he feels every person should know about horses before working with them. Breaking down the crucial elements of his method of horsemanship, Anderson explains how to become an effective leader that your horses will look to for guidance and how to successfully start a mutually enjoyable partnership. Readers will learn what motivates horses, the basics of respect and why it must be established, and the role pressure and body language play in communicating. Anderson prescribes a tried-and-true formula to train a well-broke horse and discusses the three elements that go into becoming an all-around great horseman.

Anderson was born and raised in Australia, where at the age of six his family recognized a natural ability with horses and cultivated his interest, buying him his first horse at age nine. When he was 15, he apprenticed with nationally acclaimed horse trainer Gordon McKinlay, and later with Ian Francis. In 1996 Anderson came to the United States and worked with Al Dunning, winner of multiple American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) world championships, and five years later, he became the first horse trainer to launch a “made-for-TV” weekly training program. Anderson won the prestigious The Road to the Horse colt-starting competition in 2003 and 2005, and he currently travels extensively, conducting clinics and speaking throughout North America. He lives at his new ranch in Stephenville, Texas. Philosophy is 152paegs with 200 color photos; suggested retail is $29.95.

Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton and Clinton Anderson’s Philosophy are available now from the TSB online bookstore HorseandRiderBooks.com. For more information these titles, contact trafalgarsquarebooks@comcast.net.