HorseandRiderBooks.com is the storefront for Trafalgar Square Books of North Pomfret, Vermont—a small, privately-owned publisher of fine equestrian books and DVDs, craft books, and selected other titles. Trafalgar Square’s owners, Caroline and Ted Robbins, moved to a farm in North Pomfret—a rural community of around 200 residents, nestled in the hills surrounding the better-known (and larger) town of Woodstock—in the early 1970s, and established the Trafalgar Square offices and warehousing facilities in part of the farmhouse and the barns on the property. The publishing company still thrives, along with horses and Scottish Highland cattle, on the farm today.
When you buy books and DVDs from HorseandRiderBooks.com, you buy from the source. You can trust that we believe in what we publish, and we sell what we feel is top-quality equestrian education. We take great pride in our string of motivated, talented authors. These individuals are the movers, shakers, and hard-working professionals—riders, trainers, behaviorists, vets, practitioners, therapists, farriers, and sometimes, just ordinary horse-lovers—who inspire us to include horses as part of our own life and who teach us how to be better friends, caregivers, and educators when interacting with them.
Although rich in history and one that has stood the test of time, the horse-and-rider relationship is constantly challenged by our lack of common language, by our instinctual differences, and by the sources that serve to motivate human beings—money, prizes, and fame, for example. Goals and desire are in general positive characteristics, but when taken in concert with the care and training of another living being—in this case, the beautiful and complex horse—we must be constantly aware of the impact of our choices upon him. It is our belief that the Trafalgar Square authors remind us of this responsibility and provide us the tools we need to “reach for the stars” while keeping our feet planted firmly in a grassy field! With their help, we can ride better; teach our horses to perform better; feed them and house them more in accordance to their needs; care for them when they fall ill and help them recover from injury; and above all, treat them in a fair and just manner, as they deserve.
It is our honor at Trafalgar Square Books to serve the horse industry to the best of our ability, and to provide horse lovers the world over with beautiful, highly illustrated, well-written books and engaging DVDs to supplement their growth and development as horsemen and women. We hope our books and DVDs help you in your pursuit of a joyful life with horses.
For master horse trainer Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, work with horses is comparable to dancing. The primary obligation of riding, he explains, is to maintain the horse's own natural, powerful, and elegant movement under saddle. Improper training compromises the horse's naturally joyful steps with confusing commands; a horse will move with extraordinary grace if only the request is effectively communicated.
In this DVD, Hempfling teaches us the language of horses. Advising that even the slightest movement conveys powerful information, Hempfling shows how to use body language to communicate. He makes clear that when the trainer uses language the horse can understand, the horse's movement "will always be beautiful, from the first lesson on."
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, a passionate horse lover with a professional background in communications, theatre and dance, has shaken up the international horse world with his thought-provoking theories. The basis of his work is consideration for the horse's psyche, communication via a body language that is understood by the horse, and interaction with these powerful, beautiful, dignified creatures in accordance with nature. The development of the rider's presence and an orientation to holistic principles is integral to this work.
This charismatic author's methods of communicating with horses have been embraced by thousands of participants and onlookers at his clinics and demonstrations, and Dancing with Horses, his first book, has been an overwhelming success throughout Europe and North America. This English language edition has been much acclaimed. Hempfling now has a training center on the beautiful Danish island of Lyo, offering courses, coaching and seminars.
For master horse trainer Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, work with horses is comparable to dancing. The primary obligation of riding, he explains, is to maintain the horse's own natural, powerful, and elegant movement under saddle. Improper training compromises the horse’s naturally joyful steps with ...