The Man Who Listens to Horses
Hardcover ISBN: 0679456589
A real-life "horse whisperer" discusses his unconventional and gentle equine training methods, his unique ability to communicate with horses, and the applications of his communication skills in the corporate world. 100,000 first printing. Tour.
Storey's Guide to Training Horses
Ground Work, Driving, Riding
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1603425446
A well-trained horse is a pleasure to ride, confident and secure in what he has learned and eager to work with his handler. Providing a horse with a solid foundation for lifelong learning one built on positive reinforcement and focused, progressive practice sessions is one of the best investments an owner can make in her horse. In this revised and updated edition of her best-selling book, Heather Smith Thomas helps every trainer set her horse on the proper path with training lessons that are readily adjusted to each horses unique personality. Her techniques and methods are useful for starting any horse children's ponies, Western trail-riding horses, English riding or jumping horses, working farm and ranch horses, and horses intended for showing or high-level competition. Frustrated owners will also find an entire chapter on retraining an animal that has acquired bad habits. Storey's Guide to Training Horses includes all the lessons that readers need to develop a well-trained horse from ground work to galloping and from choosing a bit to trailer training. This is the handbook that owners and riders will rely on for answers to every training question.
101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler
Paperback ISBN: 1612120520
Ground training is the key to safe, successful riding and a strong bond between horse and rider. In 101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler, best-selling equestrian author Cherry Hill offers a comprehensive series of exercises that cover every aspect of ground training, from haltering to driving, from turning to transitions, from backing to body languages. The book is appropriate for work with horses of every age and breed, and it features a pre-cut hole placed so that the book can be hung in the barn or on a fence post, allowing for easy reference during training. With this book in hand, riders of all disciplines and levels can help their horses become responsive companions that are a pleasure to ride.
60 Amazingly Achievable Lessons to Improve Your Horse When Time Is Short
Paperback ISBN: 1570766207
Presenting a revolutionary new method of horse training, this guide enables instructors to achieve significant results in only three minutes a day. While most training sessions typically last much longer, most horses, when given the proper instruction, are able to achieve the desired goal in surprisingly short sessions. These techniques, broken down into brief digestible lessons, are perfect for the time-starved modern horse owner who realizes that it is the quality of the training that matters, not the time spent performing it. This refreshing and realistic new method offers 35 ground exercises, 24 riding exercises and 25 exercises that re-create real-life riding situations, all designed to cultivate a safe, sane, and well-trained horse.
40 5-Minute Jumping Fixes
Simple Solutions for Better Jumping Performance in No Time
Hardcover ISBN: 1570765863
"Better balance in the saddle, improved body control from head to toe, and increased influence with your seat are just a handful of the simple fixes offered in this straightforward training manual for jumping. Most of the suggestions provided within require only a few minutes to learn and offer solutions for making jumping more enjoyable for both riders and their horses. Many of the lessons, such as using your body to steer between fences, perfecting the crest release, and counting strides and distances,can be broken down into a series of smaller exercises that build upon each other and can also be used as a warm up or quick position check at the beginning of a ride. By starting and ending each ride with these simple, easy, and effective fixes, equestrians will happily and efficiently replace old habits with new ones and get out of their riding rut"--
40 Fundamentals of English Riding
Essential Lessons in Riding Right
Hardcover ISBN: 1603427899
Master the 40 basic elements essential to all riders in the classic disciplines of dressage, jumping, and eventing with this book and 90-minute DVD showing action sequences for each fundamental. These fundamentals include correct seat, leg, and hand positions for the rider; the three basic gaits of walk, trot, and canter; how to perform halt and half-halt; how to direct a horse's movement correctly and energetically; the stages of the training scale (rhythm, looseness, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection); and how to perform basic schooling figures in the arena, from circles and serpentines to diagonals. Each fundamental is defined and explained in text and photos throughout the book, as well as in the 90-minute DVD, with an emphasis on how to avoid common errors. The DVD won a Telly Award for excellence in video production.