Winning With Horses

How One of the Best Polo Players of All Time and a Sport Horse
Veterinarian Balance Human Goals with Equine Needs

THE HORSES must come first.’ This is the mantra that should be the guidepost for anyone who plays with horses in a competitive arena. Winning with Horses is a must for anyone’s equestrian library—full of thoughtfulness, empathy, and a progressive outlook that is valuable in any kind of life with horses. The shared thought process between veterinary work and a high-level competitive program is rare and needs to be celebrated. This is a wonderful philosophy that promotes the idea that horsemanship based on a horse’s emotional and physical well-being is always the most successful way to live in this world.

USEF Chief of Sport, Former USEF President, Individual Gold
and Team Silver and Bronze Olympic Medalist

ADAM SNOW AND SHELLEY ONDERDONK inspire with their deep commitment to each other and their shared goals to be the best at what each does while keeping their horses’ well-being paramount. If you have the passion to succeed with horses like Adam and Shelley, this book gives you the perfect blueprint.

Olympic Show Jumping Team Gold Medalist

A PERFECTLY TIMED half-halt of a book. The Onderdonk-Snow duo offers us a glimpse through the lens with which they view horses, one that re-balances goals and processes, art and science, mallet and mindfulness. In a nutshell: Shelley and Adam have done it again! Winning with Horses inspired us and it will inspire you.

US Equestrian Team Member
Canadian Equestrian Team Member and Author of In the Middle Are the Horsemen

FROM THE FIRST chapter you feel the warmth and conviction of this dynamic couple sharing the intricacies and nuances of caring for horses. Adam and Shelley’s conversational style invites the reader to spend a day at New Haven Farm, take a casual trail ride while learning from a pair of world-renowned experts as they share knowledge and passion for polo and horses. A must for horse lovers.

NBC Sports

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE opportunity for all equestrians to get knowledge, experience, and life lessons from a two of the most respected horse people in the world. Shelley Onderdonk and Adam Snow have had amazing horse lives and careers. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to everyone. There is so much here to learn, understand, and appreciate. It’s a must-read!

7-Time Olympian, 13-Time USEA Leading Rider of the Year, and Author of Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton

A LOT OF BOOKS have been written about how to train horses, but not many books have discussed how to train ourselves, when it comes to training and treating our horses. Winning with Horses will make readers think about themselves from beginning to end. The authors share their experience—the highs and the lows—with horses, and their knowledge about horses, which they have applied in a way that aims to please the horse. And because of that the horses reward them with success. It is an absolute pleasure to read about a competitor and a veterinarian not willing to lower their standards when it comes to doing what is right for the animal! No matter what equestrian discipline you pursue, reading Winning with Horses is a learning experience. Everyone should read this book!

among other titles, Sheridan, WY
FEI-Level Dressage Trainer and Clinician, Translator for Former US and German Dressage Team Coach Klaus Balkenhol