Seat Equitation by Helen Crabtree
The complete guide to Saddle
Seat with importance of correct use of equipment and the correct form of riding.
for Success In and Out of the Show Ring by Gayle Lampe
opportunity to learn to ride from the ground up, instructing from the most basic riding principles through all the most complex
and minute details.
Show Horses by Marilyn Carlson Childs
Handy quick reference. A good supplemental book to Saddle Seat Equitation by Helen Crabtree and Riding for
Success In and Out of the Show Ring by Gayle Lampe.
Sports Illustrated Book of Gaited Riding with Helen Crabtree
Instruction on riding each
gait with illustrations. Great supplemental book.
Riding 1&2 by Sally Swift
(focused toward dressage
and hunt seat but the position can be adjusted to Saddle Seat). A great book with helpful visuals to ride comfortably and correctly with great explanation of aids. A great supplemental book to the above books.
Show Ring Success by Kathleen Obenland
This book describes how to select a horse, trainer/instructor,
practice for competition, develop a winning look, and determine which class to enter, and shares the advice of top judges.