Equine-Assisted Mental Health & Equine-Assisted Learning Books

Burgon, H. (2014). Equine-assisted therapy and learning with at-risk young people. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Buzel, A.H. (2016). Beyond words: The healing power of horses. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Day, T. (2014). The role of the facilitator in equine assisted learning: Working with horses and people in therapy, education and training. Self-Published.

Dunning, A. (2017). The horse leads the way: Honoring the true role of the horse in equine facilitated practice. Bishopscastle, UK: YouCaxton Publications.

Hayes, T. (2015). Riding home: The power of horses to heal. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press.

Hallberg, L. (2008). Walking the way of the horse: Exploring the power of the horse-human relationship.Bloomington, IN: iUniverse.

Kirby, M. (2016). An introduction to equine assisted psychotherapy: Principles, theory, and practice of the Equine Psychotherapy Institute Model. Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press AU.

Knapp, S. (2013). More than a mirror: Horses, humans & therapeutic practices. Marshall, NC: Horse Sense of the Carolinas, Inc.

Kohonov, L., (2001). The Tao of equus. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Kohonov, L., (2003). Riding between the worlds. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Kohonov, L. (2015). The power of the herd: A nonpredatory approach to social intelligence, leadership, and innovation. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Kohonov, L. (2016). The Five roles of a master herder: A revolutionary model for socially intelligent leadership. Novato, CA: New World Library.

Lac, V. (2017). Equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning: The Human-Equine Relational Development (HERD) Approach. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.

Mandrell, P.J. (2014). Introduction to equine-assisted psychotherapy: A comprehensive overview, Second Edition.

McCormick, A., & McCormick, M., (1997). Horse sense and the human heart. Deerfield Beach, FL.: Health Communications.

McCormick, A.R., McCormick, M.D., & McCormick, T.E., (2004). Horses and the mystical path. Novato, CA.: New World Library.

Midkiff, M., (2001). She flies without wings. New York, NY: Dell Publishing.

Parent, I.B. (2016). The fundamentals of equine assisted trauma therapy: With practical examples from working with members of the armed forces. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Parent, I.B. (2016). Teamwork in equine assisted teams. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Perkins, B.L. (2016). Counseling in nature with at-risk adolescents: Equine assisted psychotherapy and low rope techniques. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Pike, K. (2009). Hope from the heart of horses: How horses teach us about presence, strength, and awareness. Skyhorse Publishing.

Rector, B. (2005). Learning with the help of horses. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse.

Rudolph, C. (2015). The art of facilitation, with 28 equine assisted activities. Self-Published.

Shambo, L. (2013). The listening heart: The limbic path beyond office therapy. Chehalis, WA: Human-Equine Alliances for Learning (HEAL).

Soren, I., (2002). The Zen of horses. New York, NY: Little, Brown, and Company.

Thomas, L. & Lytle, M. (2016). Transforming therapy through horses: Case stories teaching the EAGALA model in action. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Trotter, K.S. (2011). Harnessing the power of equine assisted counseling: Adding animal assisted therapy to your practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Webb, W. (2003). It’s not about the horse: It’s about overcoming fear and self-doubt.  Carlsbad, CA. Hay House.

Witter, R.F., (1998). Living with HorsePower. Vermont: Trafalgar Square Publishing.

Horse Books

Anthony, D. W., (2010). The horse, the wheel, and language: How bronze-age riders from the Eurasian steppes shaped the modern world. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press

Budiansky, S. (1997). The nature of horses: Exploring equine evolution, intelligence, and behavior. New York, NY: The Free Press.

Chamberlin, J.E., (2006). Horse: How the horse has shaped civilizations. New York, NY: Bluebridge.

Clutton-Brock, J. (1992). Horse power: A history of the horse and donkey in human societies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Forrest, S. (2017). The age of the horse: An equine journey through human history. New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Hamilton, A.J. (2011). Zen mind, Zen horse: The science and spirituality of working with horses. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing

Hill, C., (2006) How to think like a horse.North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing.

Howey, M.O., (2002). The horse in magic and myth. New York, NY: Dover Publications.

Kelekna, P. (2009). The horse in human history. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Olsen, S. L. (2003). Horses through time. New York, NY: Roberts Rinehart.

McDonnell, S. (2003). The equid ethogram: A practical field guide to horse behavior. Lexington, KY: Eclipse Press.

McDonnell, S. (2005). Understanding your horse’s behavior. Lexington, KY: Eclipse Press.

McGreevy, P. (2012). Equine behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists (2nd edition). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Ltd.

McGreevy, P., & McLean, A. (2010). Equitation science. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Mills, D.S., & McDonnell, S.M. (2005). The domestic horse: The origins, development and management of its behavior. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Raulff, U. (2017). Farewell to the horse: The final century of our relationship. London: Allen Lane.

Schoen, A., & Gordon, S. (2015). The compassionate equestrian: 25 principles to live by when caring for and working with horses. North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square Books.

Scalen, L., (1998). Wild about horses. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishing.

Waring, G.H. (2007). Horse behavior (2nd edition). Norwich, NY: William Andrew.

Williams, W. (2015). The Horse: The epic history of our noble companion. New York, NY: Scientific American.

Ecopsychology & the Biophilic Connection

Arvay, C.G. (2018). The biophilia effect: A scientific and spiritual exploration of the healing bond between humans and nature. Sounds True.

Buzzell, L. & Chalquist, C. (2009). Ecotherapy: Healing with nature in mind. Counterpoint.

Clinebell, H. (1996). Ecotherapy: Healing ourselves, healing the earth. Routledge.

Hanscom, A.J. (2016). Balanced and barefoot: How unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable children. New Harbinger Publications.

Jordan, M. (2014). Nature and therapy: Understanding counselling and psychotherapy in outdoor spaces. Routledge.

Kellert, S. (2012). Birthright: people and nature in the modern world. Yale University Press.

Kellert, S. & Wilson, E.O. (1995). The biophilia hypothesis. Island Press.

Louv, R. (2006). Last child in the woods. Algonquin Books.

Louv, R. (2012). The nature principle. Algonquin Books.

Louv, R. (2016). Vitamin N: The essential guide to a nature-rich life. Algonquin Books.

McGeeney, A. (2016). With nature in mind: The ecotherapy manual for mental health professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Roszak, T. (1992) The voice of the earth: An exploration of ecopsychology. Phanes Press.

Roszak, T. (1995) Ecopsychology: Restoring the earth, healing the mind. Sierra Club Books

Selhub, E.M., & Logan, A.C. (2012). Your brain on nature: The science of nature’s influence on your health, happiness, and vitality. Wiley Publishing.

Williams, F. (2018). The nature fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative. W. W. Norton & Company.

Education & Nature

Saylan, C. (2011). The failure of environmental education (and how we can fix it). University of California Press.

Sobel, D. (1999). Beyond ecophobia: Reclaiming the heart in nature education. Orion Society.

Sobel, D. (2004). Place-based education: Connecting classrooms and communities. Orion Society.

Sobel, D. (2008). Childhood and nature: Design principles for educators. Stenhouse Publishers.