- The Soul of a Horse-Life Lessons from the Herd by Joe Camp. This was the first book that I read and it introduced me to the world of Natural Horse Care. Joe Camp covers a variety of topics and explains his own journey into Natural Horse Care. His love for his horses health and well being is obvious, and his sense of humor and good writing skills make the book a very enjoyable read.
- Horses and Stress-Eliminating the Root Cause of Most Health, Hoof, and Behavior Problems by Joe Camp. This novel digs deeper into how keeping horses in an environment that is not natural to a horse's genetics negatively affects his overall physical and mental health. Camp also explains how allowing a horse to live naturally can solve most common problems that people have with their horses.
- Born Wild by Joe Camp. This is the squeal to The Soul of a Horse, and follows Camp's journey when he adopts two wild mustangs. Before reading this book, I knew that many wild horses in America were being rounded up, yet only after finishing this book did I realize the extent of the cruelty being done this these innocent animals. This book explores the lives of Mustangs, both the ones now in captivity and the ones still free.
- Guiding Principles of Natural Horse Care: Powerful Concepts for a Healthy Horse by Stephanie Krahl. This books covers a variety of topics surrounding Natural Horse Care. It is very informative and goes in depth into many topics.
- Paddock Paradise by Jaime Jackson. Jaime Jackson has spent a lot of time watching wild horses and learning from them. Throughout his studies, he discovered that wild horse herds all follow specific "paths" throughout they day that they have carved in the ground from continuous wear. In his book, Jackson explains how to create your own "trails" for your horses to create an environment even more similar to a wild horse's than just a pasture. It's also very easy to do and doesn't require much space.
- www.thesoulofahorse.com This website was created by Joe Camp and has a lot of the information about Natural Horse Care and Training that he has in his books. The website has tons of resources. I've also emailed Joe Camp before and he is always very willing to educate others about the wonderful ways to care for horses.
- www.thecloudfoundation.org If you want to learn more about wild horses and how to save them from all being rounded up and losing their freedom forever, this is the website for you! There is plenty of information about wild horses and current news about all the wrong doings happening to these beautiful horses and how it can be stopped.
- www.hoofrehab.com This website was created by Pete Ramey, a well knows barefoot trimmer. He has spent time observing wild horses to learn more about how their lifestyle affects hood health. His website is full of articles about barefoot hoof care and how to keep a horse's hoof healthy.
- www.soulfulequine.com This website has a variety of articles about many different aspects on Natural Horse Care. and Horsemanship.
- Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies, Cloud's Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns, and Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions. These documentaries aired on PBS and follow the life of a wild horse named Cloud living in Montana. I absolutely loved these videos and learned so much about wild horses, which in turn allowed me to better understand all horses.
- Whispering the Wild-Taming the Untouched Horse. I found this documentary online, after reading Joe Camp's Born Wild, where he recommended this video. Almost all the problems that people have with their horses are caused by a horse's past encounters with humans. This documentary proves just how true this is, when a group of Natural Horse Trainers travel to southern Africa to try and create a relationship with the wild horses there. These horses have rarely seen humans, and it was amazing to see how willing these horses were to trust humans when they didn't see people as predators. To watch this video online, visit http://vimeo.com/33062665