Resources Recommended by certified riding instructor Melissa Deal  Victory Land Dressage




The Compassionate Equestrian, A. Schoen, DVM and Susan Gordon


Pressure Proof your Riding, Daniel Stewart


How Good Riders Get Good, Denny Emerson


The Little Book of Talent, Daniel Coyle

You can Train your Horse to Do Anything, Shawna Karrasch


Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin

Classical Schooling with the Horse in Mind, Anja Beran and Dr. G Heuschmann


Tug of War, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann

Training Strategies for Dressage Riders, Charles de Kunffy

Whole Heart, Whole Horse, Mark Rashid

True Horsemanship through Feel, Tom Dorrence

The Principles of Riding, The German National Equestrian Federation

Advanced Techniques of Dressage, The German National Equestrian Federation

World-Class Grooming for Horses, Cat Hill and Emma Ford









Eclectic Horseman

Horses for Life


*VLD does not endorse the contents of these works in their entirety.  However, each of them contains valuable information.*

"Ask the animals and they will teach you . . . " Job 12:7

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Burgaw, NC 28425


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