Raising a Foal from Birth to Backing
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh
View: 2631HORSES & PONIES. Raise a confident and happy horse through sensitive training! Correct training follows from knowledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviourally. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic knowledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: Imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.
A Conditioning Program of Exercises & Routines for Your Horse
Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou
Publisher: Storey Publishing
View: 6524Includes illustrated exercises and routines for horses of very age, ability and discipline, with conditioning aimed at improving soundness, stamina, longevity and quality of motion, in a book geared toward all types of riders, from backyard horse owners to competitive show riders. Original.
Training and Management for a Well-behaved Horse
Author: Ute Ochsenbauer,Beate Schmidtlein
View: 9576Foals imprint on their mothers and are guided by instinct. But over time they get accustomed to humans and can be reared to become trusting, faithful playmates and companions. Therefore, establishing good behaviour at the outset is fundamental to creating a well-adjusted adult horse. The authors, using their extensive experience and personal stories, explain how to balance natural behaviour with training methods to develop a well-behaved horse. The approach is knowledgeable and patient and is based on mutual respect between horse and rider. Key exercises are explained in the text by a great variety of photos, and can also be used with older horses. Practical topics covered include vaccination, hoofcare, herd behaviour, feeding and housing. The reader is guided through the health, well-being, training, education and attitude of the first three years of a horse's life, with a focus on building trust throughout. Foals and Young Horses is a good companion guide for horse owners, riders and especially breeders. It will also be of interest to equine science students and para-professionals.
The true story of a pint-sized pony who found his forever home
Author: Hannah Russell
View: 6555There was once born a very little pony. Being quite so little, he was rejected by his herd, and the future looked bleak. A few fields over, a young girl was coming to terms with the fact that she would never be able to ride again. Unknowingly, they were about to change each other's lives . . . The pony was Little Alf, a Shetland pony with dwarfism, and the girl, Hannah, who rescued him aged sixteen. From charity work and building a business together, they became constant companions, though there have been a few casualties along the way - mainly garden ornaments and the neighbours' vegetables. Little Alf is the story of their life together - the adventures and the mischievous behaviour of the most adorable little pony.
Author: Werner Storl
View: 2631This book is designed to give the experienced rider a step-by-step approach to training the green horse. This patient, systematic approach to the development of the horse's education preserves and enhances the horse's natural beauty of movement while preventing the psychological and physical damage that can result from improper schooling. Practical, timeless advice on buying the right horse and training it classically.
Practical Solutions to Problem Behavior in the Barn, Under Saddle, and Out in the World
Author: Heather Smith-Thomas
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
View: 4664A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild—refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example—to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses. With topics broken into four main categories—bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler—noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of the problem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn't stick.
Fun Ways to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Horse
Author: Bea Borelle,Gudrun Braun
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
View: 7285With instructions on the best ways to teach a horse tricks using positive reinforcement, this guide provides trainers with ways to make their horses become better performers and be more responsive. The tricks and games featured in this handbook can add variety to a serious training regimen by combining daily schooling with an element of fun for both the horse and its rider, helping to keep the working horse interested in its job. Specific tricks include bowing, kneeling, lying down, standing on a box, carrying objects, and rolling objects, and each are outlined in individual steps to help the trainer achieve the best results.
Evaluating Athletic Potential in Dressage, Jumping and Event Prospects
Author: Christian Schacht
Category: Competition horses
View: 7683Written for those involved in riding, training or breeding today's competition horses, and especially valuable for anyone wishing to buy a horse for a chosen competition.
Author: Jane Wallace,Carole Vincer
Publisher: Kenilworth Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 9621An illustrated guide to progressive schooling exercises, designed to improve suppleness, balance, strength, and agility, and to enhance the performance of horse and rider on the flat. Chapters include the paces, transitions, 10 m and 20 m circles, serpentines, and square halts and rein back.
Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse!
Author: Heather Moffett
View: 551Achieve total synchronisation with your horse by using Heather Moffett's non-confrontational training methods - and make riding a totally rewarding experience. Partnership, not domination, is the key to success.
Author: Reiner Klimke,Ingrid Klimke
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
View: 7316The first year under saddle sets the building blocks for the future of a riding horse: with a solid basic training he can do what is required of him willingly while remaining in the best of health. Twenty years after the publication of Reiner Klimke’s classic work comes a new edition, fully revised and updated by Reiner and his daughter, Ingrid. Based on sound, practical and theoretical advice, this instructional handbook gives advice on establishing a specific training plan for recreational riders as well as competition riders to enable them to train their young horses successfully. Every aspect of the education of a young horse is covered, including: basic education; lungeing; training under saddle; from suppleness to the development of impulsion; cavalletti work; jumping training; hacking; preparing for the first competition.
Author: Helen Deverill
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
View: 1025This text traces the development of the Haflinger breed, from its beginnings in the Tyrolean Alps to the present day. It developed from farm horse to riding horse and arrived in Britain in the 1960s. This book looks at the current stallions and mares who are producing the next generation.