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A Practical Field Guide to Horse Behavior: The Equid Ethogram
Sue McDonnell, Ph.D., a world-renowned equine behaviorist, started compiling the nucleus of The Equid Ethogram fifteen years ago. At the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, she established a herd of ponies whose day-to-day existence in semi-na   More

Conformation and Performance
A guide to the performance consequences of common conformation points.   More

Equine Massage : A Practical Guide
An excellent introductory resource for the horse owner and enthusiast.   More

Essential Book of Horse Tack & Equipment
A completely international guide to the range of horse tack and equipment available today.   More

Horse: Structure and Movement
Combines anatomy and biomechanics in an easy-to-read text.   More

Why does a horse whinny and everything else you ever wanted to know

Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider
A comprehensive walk through the world of equine phyisiotherapy.   More

Natural Methods for Equine Health
Complementary therapies explained by a leading equine physiotherapist.   More

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse
This advanced text describes specific rehabilitative protocols for a variety of equine disorders.   More

Stretch Exercises for Your Horse: The Path to Perfect Suppleness
A convenient, at–the–barn reference to help riders give their horses the perfect warm–up, featuring 124 color photos and drawings.   More

The Horse's Muscles in Motion
Wyche uses mechanical illustrations and concise explanations to describe the actions and locations of the horse's musculature.   More

The Lame Horse
A handy reference manual useful for understanding equine injuries.   More

The NEW Equine Sports Therapy
A good investigation of the range of rehabilitative therapies utilized by physical therapists, veterinarians, body workers, and trainers.   More

The Tao of Equus
The Tao of Equus, which literally translates as "the way of the horse," explores the possibility that horses are highly evolved, spiritual beings who offer humans opportunities for healing and personal growth.   More

Understanding Horse Behavior
This book presents current information and resources on the basics of horse behavior. Included are examples of common behavior problems and suggested approaches to behavior modification.   More

Understanding the Horse's Back
A comprehensive study of the equine back.   More

The NWSAM library is brimming with books and study aids which assist in the study of animal massage.  Each title has been read and reviewed by NWSAM staff and is recommended as a tool for your practice.  The NWSAM library is constantly adding new titles as relevant material enters the market.

While your course materials include all the information needed for you to succeed in your studies, the books found in the library are recommended reading for students wishing to expand their knowledge in an area of study.  The library is also a great place for our graduates to find useful information on new titles.  We do the reviewing for you before you purchase and pass on only the most relevant titles.

We offer all of these titles for sale through our affiliate relationship with Amazon.com.  Just click on the items you want to purchase and at check-out, you will be redirected to Amazon for payment.  A portion of the proceeds on items purchased through the NWSAM website store is donated to selected animal charities, so remember to do all your AMAZON shopping by passing through the NWSAM website store first!

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