Michael Guerini


Michael Guerini is a horseman, author and scientist from Gilroy, California. From an early age he gained valuable experience working with his family to train horses. To this day he continues to work with his family to develop a whole horse relationship training and education program. Michael studies Dressage, performance horses and teaches routinely on the merits of good horsemanship and improving the relationship of the horse and rider (www.dunmovinranch.com).

As a scientist, Michael is involved in the areas of genetics, microbiology and most things relating to the world of biotechnology. In 2011, Michael introduced his first work of fiction about a scientist who becomes a veterinarian and puts all his skills to work in solving medical problems in animals (Old Towne: Beginnings). A rich work with both human and animal characters and a fun wholesome read, great for youth interested in how the worlds of veterinary medicine and biotechnology work.

Michael is a Lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a Lifetime (Founding Pioneers) Member of the Western Dressage Association of America.

Michael has authored two non-fiction books on Ground Work and Advanced Responsive Riding for the horsemen and horsewomen. With his unique blend of ground work, dressage and general colt starting philosophy, he can help you build a stronger relationship with your horse.

My first work of fiction, Old Towne: Beginnings was released in December 2011.

My first work of Poetry/Free verse, Of Horses & Life, was released as a free publication in April of 2012.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am working on a new Horsemanship book that will present a variety of skills challenges to riders and horses alike. Along with this I have a draft of my second story in the Old Towne series (Veterinary Mystery) to compliment Old Towne: Beginnings that was released in 2011.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R. Tolkein, David Baldacci, MaryAnn Myers, Arthur Conan Doyle.....I think I can safely say I have an eclectic taste.
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Where to find Michael Guerini online


Coach's Corral 5 Rides to Relaxation - Part I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This guide from Coach’s Corral shares ways that you as the rider can manage and improve the situation to help your horse achieve relaxation. With relaxation the horse and rider has improved safety, an enhanced ability to learn, and overall the ride is much more pleasurable.
Coach's Corral 5 Day Plan to Prepare your Horse for the Veterinarian or Farrier
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
In this guide, the Coach’s Corral team outlines some safety precautions and provides a 5 day plan to help you be successful in preparing your horse for a visit from the veterinarian or farrier (this also works well for chiropractic and dental visits for your horse). It is a good idea that you repeat this program over the course of a few weeks, working your horse for five days.
Sensible & Sensitive Horsemanship - Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Guides
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 24,760. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This is a combined work containing Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Ground Steps to Success, Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Responsive Riding, Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Riding Exercises, Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Horse Owner's Modern Keys for Success.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Horse Owner's Modern Keys for Success
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
A collection of Essays from many years of successful horsemanship. This book focuses on ideas to help new horse owners build a strong foundation of thoughts and ideas for success in owning, riding, and training horses.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Responsive Riding
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
In this book Dr. Mike provides numerous training exercises so that riders will gain a better feel of the horse. Each exercise is well described and shares with you the benefit of performing the exercise. The book includes multiple warm-up exercises for getting better directional control and the proper use of your legs when riding. Advanced exercises are included for enhanced responsiveness.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Riding Exercises
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This book includes 12 easy to follow riding exercises complete with written instructions and diagrams. Great for warm-ups and giving you and your horse some new challenges. These exercises incorporate Classical and Western Dressage Elements.
Of Horses & Life
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This is a collection of poems/free verse about life lived with horses. These works are created to share the horse experience with all.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Ground Steps to Success
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This electronic book focuses on helping you work safely and effectively with your horse by building a strong training foundation. Information includes: 1) Preparation for Ground work and Riding 2) Understanding your Horse's body language 3) Pre-signal and preparatory commands, and 4) Ground Steps to Success (walk, whoa, disengage hips, back, go forward cue and other movements.

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Smashwords book reviews by Michael Guerini

  • Storm and the Magic Saddle on June 16, 2012

    picked this book up about a week ago and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. The horses are wonderful and have interesting conversations. I completely love the interactions of the horses with Buzz as well as the Armadillo. As a horseman, I appreciate the good quality horsemanship advice that this book shares. Reta, Dave, Donnie and Robbie are a great wholesome family. Dr. Adams is a great character and I think he reminds me of an old veterinarian I know. I strongly recommend this book for children, YA and horse lovers.