Welcome to Knight Equestrian Books
We are all about horses! We have Books and DVDs for every equine interest, fiction and non-fiction, for children and adults. Knight Equestrian Books has been serving the needs of horse enthusiasts since 1987, at our bookstore in Maine, on the road at shows and, since 1996, on the Internet.
We have collected books and DVDs from around the world to help you care for and train horses, teach riders, and master new riding skills – from dressage to driving, from eventing to endurance riding, and from trail riding to team penning. Or, maybe you like stories about horses – we have those, too.
Browse by subject, use the search engine, or contact us at (207) 882-5494 or ‘help at knightbooks.com’ and we’ll assist you to find what you are looking for. And do check our new Blog for the latest happenings and arrivals at the bookstore.
If you're traveling this direciton, come visit our store near Boothbay Harbor in picturesque Edgecomb, Maine. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 pm EST. We keep our own horses close by and they love company. Mention the word "Carrot!" and they'll come running!
NEW ARRIVALs Summer 2013
This may be the coffeetable book for this season! Author Allison Milionis and photographer Karen Tweedy-Holmes team up to present profiles of thirteen rescue operations across the country, each with a unique focus. The Thoroughbred Retirement Fund works with the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington, KY, to teach prisoners life skills and, for some, training they can use once outside of prison.
The Equine Sanctuary in Ojai, CA, retrains abused, some violently defensive, rescued horses, who then give back as therapy horses for people with challenges, from PTSD veterans to physically disabled kids. From the Nokota Horse Conservancy in North Dakota, to the Save Your Ass Long Ear Rescue in New Hampshire, each chapter in the book opens the door on dedicated people caring for equines, either in their "forever" homes or in rehabilitation before being carefully placed with families. The Tweedy-Holmes's photos catch exuberant or intimate moments, among the animals, and between human caregivers and their horses.The Foreword by Temple Grandin adds her special insight into the challenges these animals have faced before being rescued. More ...
Code: 5711 Price: $40.00 Click Here to Order.
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BARN SALE! Fall sale list!
As with August's Barn Sale items, these are all new, with only one copy of each. There are some gems here! Do take a look...
Kentucky Three-Day Event: A 25-Year Retrospective
A celebration of the Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park, in Lexington. From the early years through 2002, as it grew from a Horse Trails to a full Three-Day Event, to a CCI - first **, then *** and finally one of only four **** Events in the world - the Kentucky Three-Day has become a destination for the world's top event competitors. The book chronicles the development of this venue, with beautiful photos and accompanying text, and is interspersed with interviews from various participants.
Code: SAL23997 Price: $45.005
Barn Sale Price: $22.50 (Half Price!)
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BESTSELLER LISTSummer 2013
Sport Horse Conformation: Simple System for Evaluating Athletic Potential in Dressage, Jumping and Eventing Prospects
Christian Schacht has developed a mathematical system of assessing horse conformation, giving us a more objective way to visualize it. From this, he has established geometric factors that can guide us in determining the horse's athletic potential. With practice, and the help of his book, you will begin to "see," for example, the horse's underlying shoulder structure. More ...
Code: 5634 Price: $27.95 Click here to order
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Independent eReaders for Independent Readers
Whether your choice is print or e-Ink, Knight Equestrian Books is here to help. As an Independent Bookstore and member of the American Booksellers Association, we’re excited to have partnered with Kobo to bring you the best in eReading!
Kobo offers over 3 million eBook titles - including best sellers, some great equestrian titles, and all those books for the non-horsey parts of your life. The brand is well established world wide (just ask our Canadian neighbors!). Books can be downloaded instantly over WiFi, making it the ultimate in convenience. Take your library with you wherever you go – Kobo eReaders store up to 1,000 eBooks!
Learn more about Kobo Glo - Code: 5635 Price: $129.99
Learn more about Kobo Mini - Code: 5636 Price: $79.99
Or set up your free Kobo account on our website, and then download the Kobo app to start reading on your smartphone, computer or tablet.
We've picked through for our favorites in the major sections of the bookstore "Herd" (Training, Horsekeeping, Dressage, Western, etc.), and listed them in the Shopping area.
We've added an in depth article about books on Ground Work & Play, which joins those on Rider Fitness and Schooling, to help you choose which titles might work best for you. Watch for more articles in the future.
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