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Difficult Horse

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The Difficult Horse provides many insights as to why a horse may develop unwanted behaviours. 'Problem' behaviour is usually more of a problem for the handler than the horse, which is likely to have established patterns of behaviour as a way of helping him feel safe in situations he finds mentally and/or physically stressful. As well as explaining the reasons for a horse's reactive and sometimes dangerous responses, this book suggests a number of practical exercises that can help to address a wide range of commonly encountered issues. Even if you consider your horse to be problem-free, these exercises will still be invaluable in helping you and your horse to develop a closer, more pleasurable and successful relationship.Topics covered include: The causes of stress; Lifestyle and stress management; Reading a horse's 'body language'; Addressing phobias; Uses of TTouch and NLP. An invaluable guide to discussing why a horse may develop unwanted behavioural problems. Suggests practical exercises that can help address a wide range of common issues. Aimed at all horse owners and riding instructors. Superbly illustrated with 120 colour photographs. Sarah Fisher is a TTouch Instructor and animal behaviour counsellor and Karen Bush is a BHS Intermediate Teacher.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781847974273

Horse Safety

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Horse Safety is a guide to equine safety that gives reliable advice on understanding equine instincts and moods, approaching a horse properly, leading, and working safely around horses. The book gives an overall picture of good horsemanship and emphasizes safe tying (including where to tie, how to use cross ties, and how to tie a quick-release knot) as well as keeping a safe barn and preparing for emergencies. The book also covers pasture safety and riding safety (in the arena and on the trail), including how to find the proper fit for equipment and tack such as helmets and saddles.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781933958248

Smart Horse

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The first book to explain the science behind "natural" horsemanship, SMART HORSE is an introduction to the world of animal learning and cognition. All animals respond to fundamental principles of learning and training. These principles include conditioning, positive and negative rewards, and behavior shaping. SMART HORSE helps the horse owner and rider apply these principles to their daily lessons and interactions with their equine partners. The book also offers valuable insight into the way horses think.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781581500998

Bombproof Your Horse

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Every horse, from the pampered show-hunter to the family pet, is faced at one time or another with an object or situation that is overwhelmingly terrifying, or just downright confusing. With his systematic approach to "bombproofing," Sergeant Rick Pelicano of the Maryland National Capitol Park Police shares his methods on how to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to training your horse to deal with such situations. His vividly illustrated manual shows you how to accustom your horse to a variety of circumstances, noises, and objects, thereby turning him into a more pleasurable, submissive, confident, and ultimately safer mount.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781570762604

The Balanced Horse

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Inspired by the time-honoured traditions of the Classical World, Sylvia's desire to protect the horse is reflected in her training methods, which concentrate on a balanced seat and quiet aiding. She abhors the use of force and gadgetry in the schooling of horses and believes that Classical riding is the best way forward for all the disciplines. The Languages of the Aids is not as well understood today as it should be and it seems that it is frequently forgotten or fragmented, and it will be the horse that suffers most when this happens. Incorrect aiding can have a very adverse effect. The aim of 'The Balanced Horse' is to confirm in people's minds what they should be doing for each and every request, and what they must avoid. Every instruction is based on what the horse needs to feel - at that moment in time. Each aid is based on the psychological and physiological effect placed on that sensitive animal underneath us. Over time, applying each aid correctly can elicit a response as instant and involuntary as the knee jerk reaction of our own.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781905693856

101 Ranch Horse Tips

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Solid advice on bringing along, caring for, and using the ranch horse.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781592288786

Understanding Horse Behavior

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Equine behavior has always fascinated humans, and never more so than now. We are intrigued by the way horses behave with each other, whether in the wild, in domestic pastures, or even alone in a stall. Similarly, one of the most beautiful inter-species relationships is that of horses and people. It is more often than not taken for granted that any reasonable horse or pony will abide all sorts of manipulations and engage in a variety of activities on our behalf. We are surprised and frustrated when they don’t. What we ask horses to do is often quite incompatible with their natural instincts. From the behaviorist’s point of view, the routine work and performance feats of domestic horses are truly remarkable. Equestrians have long been fascinated by those people who seem to possess extraordinary ability to interact effectively with difficult horses, to eke out superior performances from seemingly ordinary animals. Currently, interest in equine behavior and demand for the services of these specialists are at all-time highs. Training workshops and clinics have become almost as common as horse shows. Understanding Horse Behavior presents current information and resources on the basics of horse behavior. Included are examples of common behavior problems and suggested approaches to behavior modification. Dr. Sue McDonnell, DVM, provides astonishing insights into horse behavior under feral conditions and translates this information into logical approaches for training/retraining horses in a domesticated setting.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781581500172

Practical Horse Whispering

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This volume provides easy-to-use horse whispering techniques and principles that can help readers develop better bonds with horses
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781872119670

Barefoot Horse Keeping

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Barefoot Horse Keeping provides a practical, accessible and objective guide to barefoot horse care and management. The book draws on empirical research and the authors' twenty-five years' experience delivering barefoot hoof care, saddle fitting, behavioural training and rider coaching. Topics covered include: the Barefoot philosphy; the herd and the environment; hoof trimming; diet and nutrition and equine anatomy and biomechanics. Of great interest to all horse owners and veterinary students, and fully illustrated with 230 colour photographs.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781785001734

Horse Racing's Strangest Tales

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Extraordinary but true stories from over 150 years of racing.This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history.Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more.A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf.
Category: Sports & Recreation. ISBN: 9781911042464
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