There's a great book about starting horses off the track and i can't think of the name. . . Also, don't limit yourself to books about "starting" horses. A lot of books on just working horses will give you a wealth of information, like Cross Train Your Horse by Jane Savoie.
RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"
"To tilt when you should withdraw is Knightly too."
My fav book, can't beat Klimke . I have the older version, but I guess that's because I am older . As for any "gurus," good horse trainers have the same principles, no matter what tack they use, however, gurus....well, just stay away .
It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
So much for your "been there, done that" quest! Good luck with your new baby!
I know.. I suck. But this is going to be good. He's a magnificent baby and I have all the time in the world. I raised a filly up from a baby while I was in college and missed a lot of this part because I was at school. So I'm really excited about it.
Somehow my inner ten year old seems to have stolen my chequebook!