Book Info

New book: American Running Horse, click on tab on left for the info

Just released, Become Your Own Tesio, is a guide to using pedigree analysis as an important tool in evaluating horses and designing matings.

All my books can be bought online at all booksellers, even those in other countries. Here is a link to a seller who carries all my books, with listings from all over the world, arranged by price from lowest to highest, so you can browse and find the best bargain for yourself: Abebooks. Also for those of you that are trying to locate those out of print pedigree books I have found this site is helpful. I know some of the out of print books get very pricey, and I have found that if you check back now and then occasionally you can get a real bargain. My books are still in print so you should find them at a reasonable price.

Book outlines: 

Standardbred Sport Horses 

Discover the best kept secret in the sport horse world! That the Standardbred, who is homozygous for the both the speed and stamina gene and carries a tremendous jump, can be used in all manner of sports.

The book is a comprehensive study, explaining the origins of the breed, (1611) and how it kept the talents of the Irish Hobby in strength, its history and its impact world wide, and its main bloodlines, and its impact on all types of sport.

694 pages, 208 7-generation pedigrees, 224 illustrations, full bibliography, 9 appendices

These books are non-fiction works designed as references for the Olympic style sport horse breeder, but are relevant also for the racehorse, western or pleasure horse breeder--the breeding principles for successful breeding are the same, no matter the breed of horse or the discipline.

North American Sport Horse Breeder provides step by step instructions in applying Tesio  Methods in our breeding designs with 35 in depth analysis of individual horses, and is suitable for the beginner in pedigree design. 

Legacy of Lexington:

This book documents the development of the unique American Thoroughbred, and explain why it is different from every other Thoroughbred population in the world. It will point out the important hereditary transmitters of sport ability and how to incorporate these lines into the sport horse for its improvement. This book may be more difficult for a beginner, or those who are unfamiliar with the Thoroughbred breed as a whole, and it is recommended for the person who has some understanding of relevant bloodlines and pedigree design. It is definitely a asset for those trying to understand the American Thoroughbred and why it has dominated racing since the 1970s.