Author Information

For over fifty years, Janice M. Ladendorf has been training her own horses. She is the author of books and many articles about using humane horsemanship to build a parntership with your horse. They reflect her special interest in cross-cultural and inter-species communication.

Her articles have been published in magazines such as the Midwest Sport Horse Journal, Art History Magazine, The Gaited Horse, Apples N'Oats, Horse Digest, and Valley Equestrian News. 

The University of Minnesota granted her B.A. cum laude with a major in History. She has published books and articles that reflect her life long interest in this field. She also has a M.A. degree with a major in Library Science. In her further studies, she has focused on communication theory and analysis. She has been a research librarian, an inventory analyst, and an accountant. She is retired and lives in St. Paul, MN.

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                   Selected Publications of Janice M. Ladendorf, as of Oct., 2016



Practical Dressage for Amateur Trainers.  N.Y., Barnes & Co, 1974.  194 pages.

A Marvelous Mustang: Tales from the Life of a Spanish Horse. 2nd edition, Create Space, 1015.

A Marvelous Mustang: Training Step by Step is a DVD that is a supplement to this memoir.

Human Views and Equine Behavior: Self Fulfilling Philosophies and Communicating with Horses. Create Space, 2013.


Midwest Sport Horse Journal

“The Philosophy of Riding,”

   Pt. I – “The Horse: Slave, Servant, Partner, or Pet?”, July/August 1999, pp. 26-    27.

   Pt. II – “Applying Philosophical Views of Horses”, Sept./Oct. 1999, pp. 39-40.

Horse Digest

"What is Dressage?", Issue 8, Aug. 2011, p. 14.     

Valley Equestrian News

"Working Equitation", March 2013, p. 13.

"The Use of Horse Treats", May, 2013, p. 15.

"Educational Stages of Training", Jan. 2014, p. 16

"Goals, Objectives, and Relationship Levels", Jan. 2014, p. 17

"Educational Stages of Training", March 2014, p. 16

"Black Beauty Revisited", April 2014, p. 5

Valley Equestrian News On Line

"The Adaptable Feral Horses of North America, 11-224-15.

"The Feral Horses of Sable Island", 5-17-16.

"One of our more successful native species: Equus Callabus", 7-27-16

"The Ecological Impact of Horses as a Keystone Species Critical to the Regeneration of the Earth", 8-31-16

"Managing Mustangs, 10-6-16.

"Public Ecosanctuaries for Wild Horses", 12-27-16.

"The Great Sage Grouse Controversy and Wild Horses", 1-31-17. 




The Revolt in India, 1857-58, An Annotated Bibliography of English Language Materials.  Bibliotheca Asiatheca No. 2.  Zug, Switzerland, Interdocumentation Co., 1967.  191 pages.

Quest for the Silver Mustang, Dec. 2014. Distributed by CreateSpace.

Spanish Horsemen and Horses in the New World, Create Space, 2015

Searching for the Real Frank T. Hopkins, Create Space, 2016


 Art Horse Magazine

“Morzillo: The horse who became a God”, issue 11, 2010, pp. 61-64.

The Gaited Horse

"Mysteries of the Narragansett Pacer,” Winter 2005, pp. 56-59.

 “Canadian Pacer/Canadian Horse,” Summer 2006, pp. 26-8

 Apples N’Oats

 “Rienzi’s Gallop”, Winter, 2009, pp. 46-7.

 “The First Vaquera”, Winter, 2010, p. 55.

Valley Equestrian News

“The Horse Tamers”, Dec. 2012, p. 15.

“Early American Racing and Black Jockeys” April 2013, p. 12.

“The Invisible Cowgirls”, June 2013, p. 12

"Little Known Horse Tamers of the Old West", Sept. 2013, p. 13.

"Roots of the Light Horse Breeds: Arabian and Thoroughbred Horses", Oct. 2013, p. 14.

"Roots of the Light Horse Breeds: Iberian Horses," Nov. 2013, p. 16.

"Roots of the Light Horse Breeds: Turkmenian Horses:, Dec. 2013, p. 19.

 "A Lost Breed: The Conestoga Horse", June 2014, pp. 8-9.

"A Lost Breed: The Chickasaw Horse", July 2014, pp. 8-9

"Roots of the Light Horse Breeds: The Heavenly Horses of Fergana", August

2014, pp. 8-9.

"The Lusitano Horse:

     Pt. 1 - "Prehistoric Iberian Heritage", May 2015, pp. 8-10

     Pt. 2 - "Iberian Heritage", June 2015, pp. 12-13

     Pt. 3 - "A New Breed Emerges", July 2015, pp. 8, 10, 18