How Horses Learn

Equine Psychology Applied to Training

Author: Jeanna Fiske

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595379338

Category: Pets

Page: 148

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How Horses Learn covers the basic concepts in learning psychology with emphasis on the unique learning characteristics of the horse. The author provides a through scientific review of much of the information known about learning in horses, then applies this information to specific training situations.
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How Horses Learn

Which Training Methods Work and why

Author: Debbie Marsden

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318776

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 3798

"Explains how many different methods of training horses, both traditional and alternative, work in practice, showing how behaviour problems develop and can be solved using a variety of real case history examples, and how some of the most popular alternative training systems really work and why, enabling horse owners to choose the best possible training programme for themselves and their horses." --Cover.
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Basic Training for a Safe Trail Horse

Learn How to Improve Horse Behavior Without Resorting to Scare Tactics Or Medicinal Supplements

Author: Martha Leynes-Selbert

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1606933779

Category: Pets

Page: 84

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For equestrians, horse trainers, and animal lovers, Basic Training for a Safe Trail Horse is a comprehensive, in-depth look at logical and humane training tips for optimal trail riding. Martha Leynes-Selbert, published writer and horse training specialist, has written a superb user's guide that gives trainers, riders and owners a distinctive way to establish a quiet and successful relationship with a horse. Leynes-Selbert's approach to a gentle way of training is explained in detail along with photographs that give the reader step-by-step instruction. Through her relationship with horse trainer, Patricia Allard, Leynes-Selbert's proven methods include relating to the horse as an "alpha mare" instead of a predator. She takes all aspects of fear-based training out of the equation and highlights the intelligence of this regal animal. Her methods include a more compassionate approach-how horses can actually respond to the rider or trainer through words and patient attention.
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How I Talk to Horses

Author: Margo Ragland Reid

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457555301

Category: Pets

Page: 232

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Fourteen years ago I bought Missy. She was incredible, had a bad attitude and she hated me. I immediately decided, buying Missy was the stupidest thing I’d ever done, until she talked to me. Missy first talked when she really wanted something, tried to get it herself and failed. In frustration, she turned to me and asked me to get it for her. When she asked, she said it clearly, in complete sentences. She was surprised that I understood and got it for her. I was amazed that she asked so clearly. I’ve paid attention ever since. Now, Missy talks all the time. Once I got more horses, I realized, they all talk. If we don’t notice, horses give up and don’t try to talk to us anymore. We can learn how horses think, processes information and talk. I reject the term, “Breaking Horses”. I don’t want broken horses, so I don’t break them. I want spirited, intelligent, engaged horses. Breaking horses makes them anxious and reactive. Its archaic thinking, like controlling a wife was in the 50’s. This book explains…. How I talk to horses. How anyone can, if you learn how horses think and speak. How to earn your respected position in their herd, as their Leader. How to fi x incorrect or ill behavior, by telling them, “Wrong answer. Find a better answer.” How to show your horse what you want, have them trust you, become brave, and try. How to become confident and share that confidence with your horse, without arrogance. How to interpret what your horse is saying, by what your horse is showing you. How to help an abused horse overcome PTSD, learn to trust and feel safe with you. How to turn a reactive brain off, turn their thinking brain on, so they can respond and not react. How to read your horse’s ears, because ears say as much as their eyes say. How to approach a horse, who sees you with one eye, ask them for two eyes, and why it matters. How a horse’s brain is different than a human’s and what that means while you work with them. ………………………………………..............……………...”May your Horse ‘want to’ be with you”
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The Horse Behavior Problem Solver

All Your Questions Answered About How Horses Think, Learn, and React

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421963

Category: Pets

Page: 416

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Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.
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How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.
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Dressage Q&A with Janet Foy

Hundreds of Your Questions Answered: How to Ride, Train, and Compete--and Love It!

Author: Janet Foy

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570767793

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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USEF "S" and FEI 4* Dressage Judge Janet Foy issued an invitation to the dressage population: “Ask me your toughest dressage questions; ask me about the things about riding, training, and competing that you just don’t understand; or, just ask me the questions you’re always afraid to ask because you don’t want to look like you don’t know what you’re doing!” The result was an outpouring of queries, from riders at every level, and from both those who just ride for fun as well as those who show. Foy has earned a dedicated following over many years teaching popular clinics alongside US Olympians Steffen Peters and Debbie McDonald, and her vast knowledge of the sport of dressage and trademark sense of humor propelled her first book Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse to bestseller status. Now, for her eagerly awaited follow-up, she’s responded to the hundreds of dressage questions she’s received in an easy-to-engage-with Q-and-A format. Readers find no-nonsense answers to everything from understanding how horses learn the movements to really “getting” the importance of the outside rein to gaining coordination and achieving “throughness.” As always, Foy’s enthusiasm emanates from her words, and her drive to provide solid understanding is underscored by her insistence that riding dressage is, above all, fun.
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Zen Mind, Zen Horse

The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427805

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
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See How Horses and Ponies Grow

Author: Kathryn Walker

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781435828810

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Presents information about the physical characteristics of horses and ponies, their behaviors, and development from birth to full maturity.
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That Winning Feeling!

Program Your Mind for Peak Performance

Author: Jane Savoie

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766320

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 9573

1992 U.S. Olympic dressage squad member Jane Savoie presents a revolutionary approach to riding by which you can train your mind and shape your attitudes to achieve higher levels of skill than ever imagined.
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Walking the Way of the Horse

Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship

Author: Leif Hallberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595479081

Category: Pets

Page: 664

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Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit www.walkingthewayofthehorse.com
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Equitation Science

Author: Paul McGreevy,Andrew McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118279484

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Written by two internationally recognised experts, Equitation Science is the first book to draw together the principles of this emerging field into a much-needed coherent source of information. The goal of equitation science is to enhance our understanding of how horses think and learn, and to use their natural behaviour to train, ride or compete with them in as fair a manner as possible. The welfare consequences of training and competing horses under different protocols are explored. Drawing on traditional and emergent techniques, this book incorporates learning theory into an ethical equine training system suitable for all levels. It also focuses on evidence-based approaches that improve rider safety. "Equitation Science is one of those rare books that is going to change the way we train and manage horses forever. It brings together a fundamental understanding of the way horses think and behave and presents a system of modern training that has the welfare of the horse at its core – it must be the foundation work for the next generation of professional and amateur riders and trainers. Riders will ride better, trainers will train better and we will have happier, healthier horses." —Wayne Channon, International Grand Prix Rider "I found this a very interesting and enlightening book. Equitation Science will help anyone involved with horses to understand them more and to be more effective in their training and education. The knowledge this brings to anyone involved with horses should help to make the horses’ lives easier and therefore allow the partnership between humans and equines to flourish." —Yogi Breisner, British Eventing Performance Manager "Equitation Science is an ambitious and thorough look at an enormous range of areas, approaches and factors concerning the training of horses. The authors have an underlying theme to their text of scientifically assessing and then also promoting the use of ethical and humane methods of horse training to increase all sport horses’ welfare and happiness within their sporting requirements. Equitation Science also provides an invaluable insight as to how and why what we do with our horses actually works." —Paul Tapner, Professional International Advanced Eventing Rider, Badminton CCI**** 2010 Winner
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Ride the Right Horse

Understanding the Core Equine Personalities & How to Work with Them

Author: Yvonne Barteau

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422196

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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A good personality is the single most desirable quality in a horse, yet it is much harder to assess than conformation or gait. Describing the four basic equine personality types — social, fearful, aloof, and challenging — and their various combinations, Yvonne Barteau shows you how to recognize distinct behavior patterns that can indicate any horse’s personality. Stressing the importance of compatibility between rider and horse, Barteau helps you achieve equestrian success through finding a horse whose personality best matches your individual riding style.
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Knowing Your Horse

A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and Behaviour

Author: Emma Lethbridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316025

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory, and how to apply it in a way that is both efficient for training and holds the horse’s welfare paramount. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource for those wishing to better understand their horse’s behavior, and to make the most of that understanding to improve their training techniques.
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Learn How to Draw and Paint Horses for Beginners

Author: Paolo Lopez de Leon,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311574328

Category: Art

Page: 177

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Materials Charcoal Airbrush Pastels The Basics Sphere Cone Cube Cylinder How to Draw a Horse Drawing Horses in Different Poses How to Render a Horse WithPencils How to Draw a Cartoon Horse: Charcoal Painting Rendering theHorse in Charcoal Learning about Colors Pastel Painting Rendering the Horse in Pastels Watercolor Painting Painting the Horse in Watercolor Airbrush Painting Painting the Horse with Airbrush Author Bio Introduction Horse are fascinating creature, as horses they are great and beautiful, with an analogy of haste as it’s a fast and strong animal, even in old painting you can see how an artist paint horses in his canvas, so why not learn and also feel how to render horses, by following the instruction in this eBook, by this we are like back in time as we follow the old artist footprints and later on see what we will became “A Great Horse Painter” , after you learned how to paint horses with various media. I’m sure you’re excited to learn how to draw and paint horses, and I’m sure you won’t regret it, I’ll teach you the basics, of how to render horses using your pencil, but that’s not all, you will learn more as you move along from one medium to another, so bear with me, as we tackle different types of media when rendering horses, just give your time and dedication in your horse painting, so have fun painting and let’s accept the fact that painting is now part of your life.
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning

Author: Frances K. McSweeney,Eric S. Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118468171

Category: Psychology

Page: 760

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This combined survey of operant and classical conditioning provides professional and academic readers with an up-to-date, inclusive account of a core field of psychology research, with in-depth coverage of the basic theory, its applications, and current topics including behavioral economics. Provides comprehensive coverage of operant and classical conditioning, relevant fundamental theory, and applications including the latest techniques Features chapters by leading researchers, professionals, and academicians Reviews a range of core literature on conditioning Covers cutting-edge topics such as behavioral economics
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How Horses Help

Breaking the Barriers of Disability with Equine Assisted Therapy

Author: Gerry Harrington

Publisher: SRA Books

ISBN: 1909116459

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 871

Getting along with others, managing our lives, working out what to do next, and why - there are few among us who don’t find all that a challenge. For the emotionally or educationally disadvantaged, it can seem a mountain too high to climb - frustrated, angry, deeply discouraged, they can feel trapped in the foothills of their lives. But being around horses can change all that. Horses are large, demanding, sensitive, responsive. They very much like some things, and absolutely won’t tolerate others. Learning how to care for a horse, how to groom it, do the mucking out, to ride, building a relationship and working as a team, all these are transferrable skills which can help disadvantaged young adults learn how to take care of themselves and live independent lives. Gerry Harrington’s intensely thoughtful and highly informative book draws on her long experience using equine assisted therapy to help educationally and emotionally disadvantaged young adults to find their feet and live independent lives once they have left school. Taking the reader through all the different kinds of mental and emotional challenges which can be addressed and transformed through EAT, and demonstrating how it works in practice through case studies and stories, Gerry Harrington opens a door to a world of potential for parents and carers to explore. Highly practical, with all sorts of strategies, further reading and helpful organisations all mapped out, this little book can, quite literally, change lives.
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Quarter Horses

Author: Kristin Van Cleaf

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617848743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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An introduction to the origin, characteristics, and care of Quarter horses.
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Horse Behaviour Explained

Behavioural Science for Riders

Author: Angelika Schmelzer

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 79

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A basic understanding of behavioral science will provide riders and horse owners with an abundance of valuable information with which to design an optimal living environment for their horses. The underlying premise is that when a horse’s living conditions reflect its natural needs, when it is permitted to be itself, not only are its well-being, health, and performance enhanced, but it is less likely to develop any vices. In this book the author introduces the reader to behavioral science in an understandable and stimulating way, combining horse-specific behavior with practical stable management. It is a must for all horse lovers who want further insight into the true nature of their four-legged friends.
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