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.
The Green Guide for Horse Owners and Riders
Sustainable Practices for Horse Care, Stable Management, Land Use, and Riding
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1603421475
A comprehensive reference for property owners who house several horses as well as riders who are renting stable space identifies eco-friendly alternatives for horse care, providing coverage of such topics as green barn materials, toxin-free feeds, and earth-supporting trail-riding etiquette.
Finding Wild Mercy in the Outback
Paperback ISBN: 1571313141
"Set on an abandoned cattle ranch in Queensland, Australia, this memoir explores the power of a beautiful coastal landscape, contrasting this place with the brutality of modern ranching, and exploring the tension between wildness and human efforts to create order from it"--
Dennis Brouse on Horse Training
Bonding With Your Horse Through Gentle Leadership
Paperback ISBN: 0760340609
This is the companion book to the horse-training television show Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse. In it, Brouse shares the unique training methods he has pioneered. His methods are simple, easy to use, and effective. He does not “break
Its Nature, Revealed
Hardcover ISBN: 1770859594
An intimate view into horses' true nature. This gorgeous book presents the noble and powerful horse in spellbinding photographs, revealing text, and extended captions. Sabine Stuewer has been observing horses for years -- when they are alone and in groups. Her images are an indulgent visual treat, revealing the pure beauty of horses and their connection to their environment and their companions. Emmanuelle Brengard interprets the horses' behaviors -- one minute calmly grazing, in a frenzied gallop the next, grooming each other, nuzzling a foal, battling for a mate -- giving horse lovers a better understanding of the animal. The book's sections are: - In the Harem -- the harem family of about 10 (a stallion and his mares and foals), social order - The Stallion -- charisma, postures, fights between males, reproduction - Mares and Foals -- birth, educating the foals, foal games - The Nuances of Friendship -- hierarchy, games among adults - The Partnerships -- mares and foals, resting and sleep, adults protecting the herd and grooming - Gallop to Freedom -- photo gallery - Finely Honed Senses -- smell, sight, taste, hearing, communication, the gaits - Fits of Madness -- jumps and leaps to release stress and energy, and to stretch. Those who ride horses will tell you that they are complex animals possessing a wide range of behaviors. It can take years of watching and being with horses to truly understand them. The Horse brings a closer view to their world in a new way, one that is possible only with the authors' decades of experience observing, photographing and interacting with the charismatic horse. Equestrians, breeders, casual riders, artists and photographers, and all who love horses for their character and beauty will derive great pleasure from this book. The Horse is an authoritative, photographic jewel and a remarkable value.
She Flies Without Wings
How Horses Touch a Woman's Soul
Paperback ISBN: 0385335008
Explores the profound relationship and natural affinity that exist between women and horses, drawing on her own experiences, other women's chronicles, and stories from literature and myth, in an evocative study of animal-human interaction. Reprint.
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.
Wild Horses of the Summer Sun
A Memoir of Iceland
Hardcover ISBN: 1643130641
The Pushcart Prize-nominated Icelandica.net blogger describes her extraordinary annual reunions with a group of fellow women travelers at an edge-of-the-world northern Iceland equine farm where they find renewal, companionship and a reconnection with nature during remarkable horseback journeys.