Animal-Assisted Books

Barker, S.B., Vokes, R.A., & Barker, R.T. (2019). Animal-assisted interventions in health care Settings: A best practices manual for establishing new programs (1st Edition). Purdue University Press.

Chandler, C.K. (2017). Animal-assisted therapy in counseling (3rd Edition). Routledge.

Chandler, C.K., & Otting, T.L. (2018). Animal-assisted interventions for emotional and mental health: Conversations with pioneers in the field (1st Edition). Routledge.

Fine, A. (2015). Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: Foundations and guidelines for animal-assisted interventions (4th Edition). Academic Press.

Freund, L.A., McCune, S., Esposito, L., & McCardle, P. (2016). The social neuroscience of human-animal interaction. American Psychological Association.

Gee, N., Fine, A.H., McCardle, P. 2017 How animals help students learn (1st Edition). Routledge.

King, L. (2007). Animal-assisted therapy: A guide for professional counselors, school counselors, social workers, and educators. AuthorHouse.

Parish-Plass, N. (2013) Animal-assisted psychotherapy: Theory, issues, and practice. Purdue University Press.

Pichor, T. (2013). Animal-assisted brief therapy: A solution-focused approach. Routledge.

McCune, S., McCardle, P., Griffin, J., & Maholmes, V. (2010). How animals affect us: Examining the influence of human–animal interaction on child development and human health. American Psychological Association.

Tedeschi, P., & Jenkins, M.A. (2019). Transforming trauma: Resilience and healing through our connections with animals. Purdue University Press.

VanFleet, R. & Faa-Thompson, T. (2017). Animal assisted play therapy. Professional Resource Press.

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 Books

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.

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.

Hallberg, L. (2018). The clinical practice of equine-assisted therapy: Including horses in human health. Routledge.

Hallberg, L. (2018). The equine-assisted therapy workbook: A learning guide for professionals and students. Routledge.

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.

Trotter, K., S. & Baggerly, J.N. (2018). Equine-assisted mental health interventions (1st Edition). Routledge.

Trotter, K., S. & Baggerly, J.N. (2018). Equine-assisted mental health for healing trauma (1st Edition). 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.


Levine, P.A. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma. North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P.A. (2010). In an unspoken voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness. North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P.A. (2015). Trauma and memory: Brain and body in a search for the living past: A practical guide for understanding and working with traumatic memory. North Atlantic Books.

Panksepp, J. (2004). Affective neuroscience: The foundations of human and animal emotions (1st Edition). Oxford University Press.

Porges, S. W. (2017). The pocket guide to the polyvagal theory: The transformative power of feeling safe (1st Edition). W. W. Norton & Company.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2018). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2004). Why zebras don’t get ulcers, (3rd Edition). Holt Paperbacks.

van der Kolk, B. (2015). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Penguin Books.

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.

Rees, L. (1985). The horse’s mind. Arco Pub.

Rees, L. (2017). Horses in company. J A Allen & Co Ltd. 

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.

Wilsie, S. & Vogel, G. (2016). Horse speak: An equine-human translation guide: Conversations with horses in their language. Trafalgar Square.

Let’s journey together!