Hardback Books

Books marked  X are out of print and at present are unavailable from the BDS, please check on Amazon for copies.

DRIVING A HARNESS HORSE by Sallie Walrond (NEW EDITION) 19.99 X
Invaluable book using step-by-step format to teach the art of driving to novices and more experienced whips. Concise, easy to follow text, complemented by numerous photographs and line drawings.
COMPETITION CARRIAGE DRIVING by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh 19.95
Revised and enlarged edition providing details, advice and encouragement on all aspects of training, preparation and competition in driving events.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF CARRIAGE DRIVING by Sallie Walrond 19.95 X
Updated, unique and authoritative reference book in alphabetical format, containing valuable information on every aspect of driving for pleasure and competition.
ART OF DRIVING by Max Pape 25.00 X
Classic book on driving and harnessing covering clearly and concisely the principles of harness equipment and almost every aspect of driving from singles to teams. Copiously illustrated.
BREAKING A HORSE TO HARNESS by Sallie Walrond (New Edition) 19.99 X
Revised enlarged & updated. Step by step guide with lucid easy to follow text explaining the author's tried and tested method enabling an averagely competent horseman to train their own horse/pony to go willingly in harness. Coloured explanatory photographs.
DRIVING A TANDEM by Paul Doliveux 19.95 X
Advice on training, horses, harness & vehicles for tandem driving ,with fascinating collection of colour photographs.
THE PRINCIPLES OF DRIVING by the German National Equestrian Federation 18.95 X
This book covers the basic training of both driver and horse, including details on harness and equipment, also driving of multiples. Illustrated by clear line drawings.
COMPETITION VEHICLES by Walter Lorch 18.95 X
This book collates and presents knowledge of marathon and presentation vehicles, their construction and maintenance. It assists readers to understand the purpose and working principles of the components, to choose the right vehicle and maintain it. Numerous diagrams, charts and photographs.
THE HUNGARIAN DRIVING STYLE by Tibor Pettko Szandtner von Felsodriethoma 25.00 X
An indispensable manual of carriage driving in the Hungarian style with every aspect of the history, culture and art of that country's driving methods explained in detail. Illustrated with drawings and photographs.
THE DRIVING HORSE AND HIS SCHOOLING by Tjeerd Velstra 25.00 X
Well illustrated book of 172 pages. Includes breaking, training, schooling.
THE WELSH COB by Wynne Davies 19.95
Well illustrated with many colour pictures, this book is of interest to the enthusiast as well as the specialist and is most comprehensive and factual.
TROT ON by Sallie Walrond 30.00 X
A special limited edition tells the entertaining life story of the author, driving and riding all types of horses and ponies. Packed with valuable information, this book explains methods of how horses are managed, trained and produced and exhibited throughout the world. Full of humorous anecdotes and well illustrated.
WELSH PONIES AND COBS by Wynne Davies 17.95X
History of Welsh pony and cob families which have the greatest influence on the development of the breeds.
30 YEARS ON AND OFF THE BOX SEAT by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh 25.00
A book for driving enthusiasts in which His Grace gives a frank and lively account of how he started his driving, his experiences, his horses, his friends and fellow competitors, together with the social life that is an integral part of the weekend events. He tells of his involvement in the organisation of the sport and the development of the rules for competitive carriage driving. Numerous photographs.
THE SHETLAND PONY by Anna Hodson 14.95
Traces the history of Britain's oldest and most distinguished native pony.
THE WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY by Wynne Davies 12.95 X
Charts the course of this breed from working pony to show pony.
HARNESS MAKING by Robert H. Steinke 30.00 X
A step-by-step guide providing a thorough grounding in the art of harness making and the various types of driving harness, its design and manufacture. The text is complimented by over 200 photos, line drawings and lists of sizes.
LOOKING AT CARRIAGES by Sallie Walrond 25.00 X
Valuable reference work and ultimate guide to carriages dating from 17th century to the present day. Profuse colour and black and white photographs with text dealing design, manufacture, history and interior fittings of each vehicles.



Paperback Books
BDS GUIDELINES ON ROAD SAFETY FOR HARNESS HORSE DRIVERS  2.85 (inc. postage)
BDS INTRODUCTION TO DRIVING 3.50 X
Revised and updated edition of the well known BDS Book of Driving, very comprehensive introduction to driving with numerous illustrations.
BOMBPROOF YOUR HORSE by Sgt. Rick Pelicano 19.99 X
A clear guide to training your horse to cope with stressful situations. Written by a mounted policeman with 20 years of equine experience.
MAKE THE MOST OF CARRIAGE DRIVING by R. & V. Ellis & J. Claxton 9.95 X
Concise practical advice including choosing, care and training of animal, harness, vehicles, equipment and dress. Driving singles, pairs, tandems and teams. Showing safety and maintenance.
ON THE BOX SEAT by Tom Ryder 10.00
Fourth edition of the well known classic covering the whole field of light driving horses, harness equipment and correct way of driving. An essential reference book.
REPAIR YOUR OWN SADDLERY AND HARNESS by Robert H. Steinke 14.95
A clear, concise, step-by-step reference guide enabling horsemen to repair and maintain their harness, bridles and saddles. An essential reference book for students and saddlers.
JUDGING CARRIAGE DRIVING by Sallie Walrond 10.95
Of value and interest to judges, competitors and spectators, explaining judging of every conceivable class including horse driving trials. Profuse photographs.
DRIVING AND JUDGING DRESSAGE by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh 9.85
The meaning of FEI rules and addresses specific problems facing both drivers and judges performing or assessing driven dressage.
COMPETITION CARRIAGE DRIVING ON A SHOESTRING by Jinny Johnson 9.95 X
An introduction to driving trials for the novice with single turnout covering all phases in very readable text with illustrations.
CARRIAGE TURNOUT & APPOINTMENTS by Tom Ryder 5.00
Invaluable guide to the traditional styles of turnout and the appropriate appointments for gigs to coaching. Covering both English and American equipages, liveries, harness and trimmings. 49 pages with line drawings, b&w photos.
DRIVEN DRESSAGE WITH THE SINGLE HORSE by Sandy Rabinowitz 14.00 X
American Driving Society book covering competition driving and private driving. Schooling, training, objectives, dressage movements and tests.



J. A. Allen Photographic Guides
HARNESSING UP by Anne Norris & Caroline Douglas 5.95
Invaluable guide to the most efficient method of putting on and adjusting harness. Detailed illustrations and lucid captions depicting every stage.
DRIVING by Anne Norris & Caroline Douglas 5.95
Concise understandable test providing invaluable information on driving singles and pairs.
THE FELL PONY By Clive Richardson 5.99
Examines the history of the breed from Roman times and the changing uses over the centuries.
ALL ABOUT LUNGEING by Paul Fielder 5.95
ALL ABOUT LONG REINING by Paul Fielder 5.95
THE CARE & REPAIR OF HARNESS by Robert Steinke 5.95
ALL ABOUT LAMINITIS by Karen Coumbe 5.95
ALL ABOUT WORMS by Sonia Davidson 5.95
ALL ABOUT RUGS by Vanessa Britton 5.95
TOWING HORSE TRAILERS by John Henderson 5.95
TRAILER MAINTENANCE by John Henderson 5.95
Threshold Picture Guides
STARTING TO DRIVE by Sallie Walrond 5.95
A step-by-step introduction to safe harnessing, putting to and basic driving techniques. Profusely and clearly illustrated and ideal for beginners to driving.
DRIVING QUESTIONS ANSWERED by Sallie Walrond 5.95
Offering valuable advice and solutions to common problems. Follow up to 'Starting to Drive'.
DRIVING DO'S AND DON'TS by Sallie Walrond. 5.95
Common sense advice on a wide range of driving, aimed at avoiding common mistakes and
becoming safer and more proficient.
FEET AND SHOES by Toni Webber 5.95
Guide to horse's foot and principles of shoeing.
FIRST AID by Jane Holderness-Roddam 5.95
Advice on coping with common injuries and ailments  and when to call the vet.
LUNGEING by Judy Harvey 5.95
HOMEOPATHY by Christopher Day 5.95
PREPARING FOR A SHOW by Jane Holderness-Roddam 5.95
MANES AND TAILS by Valerie Watson 5.95
TRIMMING AND CLIPPING by Valerie Watson 5.95
THE OUTDOOR PONY by Susan McBane  5.95
A guide to the practical aspects of keeping a pony at grass.
FEEDS AND FEEDING by Mary Gordon Watson 5.95
A guide to horse and pony feedstuffs and advice on feeding horses and ponies, whether kept at grass or stabled.
NATURAL REMEDIES by Christopher Day 5.95
A guide to the selection of safe natural remedies for common aliments, inc. homeopathy, herbs, essential oils etc.



John Thompson Books
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGES by John Thompson 7.95
Details and line drawings of 19th century carriages with extracts from old textbooks, trade journals and catalogues.
HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE CONSTRUCTION by John Thompson 7.95
Carriage construction and design with section on making a dog cart with dimensions for 12 - 16 h.h.
HORSE DRAWN FARM VEHICLES by John Thompson 7.95
Details, drawings and contemporary photographs.
HORSE DRAWN HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES by John Thompson 7.95
Contains extracts from manufacturer's catalogues, original plans and contemporary articles on vehicle building in the 1890's.
HORSE DRAWN OMNIBUSES by John Thompson 7.95
Articles, line drawings and photographs.
THE WHEELWRIGHTS TRADE by John Thompson 7.95
Illustrations and extracts from early trade journals.



Other books
THE COURSE COMPANION FOR B.H.S. STAGE ONE by Maxine Cave 11.95
This book covers the horse knowledge and care elements of the BHS Preliminary Examination.
THE COURSE COMPANION FOR B.H.S. STAGE TWO by Maxine Cave 11.95
BHS COMPLETE MANUAL OF STABLE MANAGEMENT 19.95
Excellent reading for all B.D.S Test Levels. Horse Knowledge and Care sections.
THE B.H.S. VETERINARY MANUAL 29.95
Authoritative, comprehensive and practical up to date advice on injuries, ailments and veterinary conditions.
VETERINARY NOTES FOR HORSE OWNERS by Capt. M. Horace Hayes FRCVS 30.00
LUNGEING AND LONG REINING by Jenny Loriston-Clarke 18.95
Step-by-step guide to the art of training, exercising and suppling horses from the ground, handling untrained youngsters, through logical training progression to advanced dressage movements.
J. A. LAWTON & CO COACH BUILDERS CATALOGUE 5.00
A reprint of the famous coach builders and harness makers carriage catalogue, illustrating 29 of their models. 18 pages, card cover.