Bibliography – Learn and Keep Learning

Often I get asked where did you learn, how did you learn, some do not like the idea that I did not go to institutions to get certificates to say I have learned but from my experience, it is not the paying out for courses and certificates that create the knowledge but the self-learning that is required to retain the knowledge. Over the years I have taught myself many things, from DIY, dressmaking, computers, web design, motor mechanics, playing the guitar and a favorite singing. To follow on and develop my skills in horsemanship was no different to learning. On going to University to obtain a BSc Honors Degree in Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, the learning was the same a little presentation and sometimes a dissection but then back to learning extra myself.

To find anything particular click ‘Ctrl +F’ on your keyboard and type a word you are searching for. and it will take you to references relating to your keyword.  This page is not going to be of value to everyone, but those who are looking and searching for good learning sources or even if you are in University at the moment, it will be of value to you.  It is not listed in any reference style.

This page will grow over the years as I continue to expand my knowledge, I hope you find it of value too!

Self-taught most of the time! Thank you to all who choose to share their knowledge publicly!


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Nichd. “What Are The Parts Of The Nervous System?”. Nichd. N.p., 2017. Web. 15 May 2017.

Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin. “Overview Of Blood And Blood Components | Children’s Hospital Of Wisconsin”. N.p., 2017. Web. 15 May 2017.

BBC. “BBC – GCSE Bitesize: The Heart”. N.p., 2017. Web. 15 May 2017.

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Blignault, K. and Raynor, M. (2009) Equine biomechanics for riders: The key to balanced riding. London: Trafalgar Square.

Brega, J. (2010) Equine business management (essential equine studies). London, United Kingdom: J.A.Allen & Co.

Denoix, J.-M., ISELP, C., LA-ECVDI, A. and ACVSMR, D. (2014) Biomechanics and physical training of the horse. London: Manson Publishing.

Denoix, J.-M., Pailloux, J.-P. and Lewis, J. (1996) Physical therapy and massage for the horse. London: Manson Publishing.

Goody, P.C. and Goody, J. (2000) Horse anatomy: A pictorial approach to equine structure. 2nd edn. London: J.A.Allen & Co.

Hemmings, A. and Hyslop, J. (2004) Emerging equine science. Edited by J. Alliston, S. Chadd, and A. Ede. Nottingham, U.K.: Nottingham University Press.

Hempfling, K.F. and McCormack, K. (2012) Dancing with horses: Collected riding on a loose rein, trusting harmony from the very beginning. London: J.A.Allen & Co.

Hill, C. (2012) 101 ground training exercises for every horse & handler. United States: Storey Publishing.

Marsden, D. (2005) How horses learn: Which training methods work and why. London: Allen, J. A. & Company.

Mills, D.S. and McDonnell, S.M. (eds.) (2005) The domestic horse: The origins, developments, and management of its behaviour. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Parelli, P., Swan, K. and Parelli, K. (2003) Natural horse-man-ship: The six keys to a natural horse-human relations . 24th edn. Colorado Springs, CO: Western Horseman.

Pilliner, S., Elmhurst, S. and Davies, Z. (2002) The horse in motion: The anatomy and physiology of equine Locomotion. Malden, MA: Wiley, John & Sons.

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Stashak, T.S. and Theoret, C.L. (eds.) (2008a) Equine wound management. 2nd edn. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

Stashak, T.S. and Theoret, C.L. (eds.) (2008b) Equine wound management. 2nd edn. Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.

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