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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How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding why Horses Do what They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580178359

Category: Pets

Page: 181

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Ask someone who works with horses how best to communicate with a balky colt and she will tell you that horses do not respond to human cajoling. To be successful the human must understand and work with, not against, the horse's instincts, needs, and fears. When a trainer resorts to human teaching methods - reasoning, begging, bribing, even hugging and kissing - the horse will become confused and unable to respond appropriately. But if horses are treated respectfully with methods they understand, everyone involved - animal and human - will be happier, safer, and more productive. Horse trainer and instructor Cherry Hill believes that every human/horse relationship benefits from a greater human understanding of what motivates horses, how they experience the world, what makes them happy, and what worries them. Journey through the equine mind with Hill as she explores all that makes a horse tick. How do his basic needs dictate his behavior and mood? What touches and tastes appeal to his senses? How does his [beta]flight or fight[gamma] instinct dictate his response to sudden movements? Hill offers interactive experiments - fun for both horse and human - that bear out her findings on horse behavior. And her final chapter presents simple training methods that draw from the insights and information presented throughout the book.
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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: 9781580178358

Category: Pets

Page: 181

View: 2920

Ask someone who works with horses how best to communicate with a balky colt and she will tell you that horses do not respond to human cajoling. To be successful the human must understand and work with, not against, the horse's instincts, needs, and fears. When a trainer resorts to human teaching methods - reasoning, begging, bribing, even hugging and kissing - the horse will become confused and unable to respond appropriately. But if horses are treated respectfully with methods they understand, everyone involved - animal and human - will be happier, safer, and more productive. Horse trainer and instructor Cherry Hill believes that every human/horse relationship benefits from a greater human understanding of what motivates horses, how they experience the world, what makes them happy, and what worries them. Journey through the equine mind with Hill as she explores all that makes a horse tick. How do his basic needs dictate his behavior and mood? What touches and tastes appeal to his senses? How does his [beta]flight or fight[gamma] instinct dictate his response to sudden movements? Hill offers interactive experiments - fun for both horse and human - that bear out her findings on horse behavior. And her final chapter presents simple training methods that draw from the insights and information presented throughout the book.
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Complete Horse Care Manual

Author: Colin Vogel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756676932

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 1907

Illustrated in full color throughout, with more than 650 specially commissioned color photographs and diagrams, Complete Horse Care Manual is almost a Vet-in-Your-Pocket for horse owners, telling you how to provide regular care and attention for your horse, how to guard against health problems, and when the problem is serious enough to need professional attention. Providing the enthusiast with a sound understanding of how a horse functions, this manual clearly explains in non-technical terms the key elements of the horse's make-up, from legs and joints to teeth and jaws, from body systems to body language. Topics covered include the all-important but routine procedures such as clipping, trimming, and shoeing, to more vital subjects such as grazing requirements and nutritional needs. There are extremely useful 'Disorders' Fact Finder sections, there is advice on horse transport takes into account new research, and the latest information on equine passports and microchipping.
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101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342833X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Ground training is the key to a safe and pleasurable riding experience. Designed for easy reference while working with your horse, this guide can be hung on a post. Riders of all disciplines and skill levels will benefit from these exercises that reinforce good habits and help develop a strong bond between horse and rider.
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Horse Care 101

How to Take Care of a Horse for Beginners

Author: HowExpert HowExpert Press,Karin Bauer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548686826

Category:

Page: 42

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Book DescriptionThis book tells about how you build a relationship with your new horse, how to care for him, feed him, ride him, and what to do if in the event you need to sell your horse. Main features include: * Adjusting your new horse to his new home * Transitioning from an outdoor horse to a barn horse * Adjusting your horse to new horses * Feeding your horse and how to adjust him to new food * Spotting and treating illnesses. * Knowing and correcting bad habits, whether in the barn or while riding. * Proper equipment and treatment while riding * Proper procedure if you need to sell the horse If you are new to owning a horse and need to learn the basics, from buying, to riding, to feeding, to selling, then this book is for you. The book explains each point in short, easy to read paragraphs so you will not miss anything important. This book also explains how horses have feelings, and what the equivalent would be for you if you were in the horse's position. Horses are living, intelligent creatures and not push-button machines. Horse's feelings can be compared to a human's feelings. Just like humans, horses are animals that are individuals that have minds of their own. About the ExpertKarin Bauer is a widow with no children. She is a freelance writer and blogger. She is also an entrepreneur. She runs three online business and enjoys sales and marketing. Formerly a New Jersey state government employee, Karin left her job to become self-employed. Her job was very dead-end and was too demanding for the low pay and lack of time off. She wanted to have more time for traveling and writing about her travel adventures.Karin has been riding horses for over 30 years. She used to compete in show jumping events, but now rides for pleasure. She rides the horses at her local equestrian center and helps care for them.Karin has traveled to many countries and includes horseback riding in her travel plans. She embarks on adventurous horseback riding vacations while traveling. HowExpert publishes short 'how to' guides in unique topics by everyday experts!
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What Every Horse Should Know

Respect, Patience, and Partnership, No Fear of People Or Things, No Fear of Restriction Or Restraint

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427139

Category: Pets

Page: 179

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In Cherry Hills' groundbreaking bestseller, How to Think Like a Horse, she took an in-depth look at how horses think, learn, and respond to stimuli, and interpret human behavior. In this fascinating follow-up, What Every Horse Should Know, Hill continues her exploration of how horses learn with a focus on the knowledge every horse needs to live safely and confidently in the company of people. Mastering certain skills is critical to bringing out the full potential of the horse-human partnership. As Hill states in her introduction, "Wild horses know everything they need to survive. They are complete. It's when we domesticate a horse and bring him into our world that he needs to learn new things in order to adapt." What Every Horse Should Know examines the lessons that are vital for every domesticated horse, whether a trail horse, dressage or jumper, rodeo or ranch horse. The book features sections on how to handle a horse without fear, how to teach respect and patience, and how to help the horse master the actual "work" he needs to do. Written in clear, accessible language, accompanied by photographs, illustrations, and infographics, What Every Horse Should Know addresses all stages of a horse's life, from foalhood to old age. Readers can choose to start at the beginning and follow a sequence or enter at the appropriate point in a horse's life. There are tests for assessing the level of a horse's knowledge with suggestions on developing individualized tests. The final section of the book provides comprehensive training program checklists know according to his age. For anyone intrigued by the workings of the equine mind and seeking insights into how to enrich and strengthen the horse-human relationship, What Every Horse Should Know is a fascinating and useful reference.
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How to Speak "horse"

A Horse-crazy Kid's Guide to Reading Body Language and "talking Back"

Author: Andrea Eschbach,Markus Eschbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570765322

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 26

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"Originally published in the German language as Pferdesprache 'fur kinder by Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart"--T.p. verso.
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Horses For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia,Janice Posnikoff, D.V.M.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118054659

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 5906

Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
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Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide

Conversations with Horses in Their Language

Author: Sharon Wilsie,Gretchen Vogel

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570767548

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too. The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.
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The Secret Language of Horses and Ponies

How to Understand What Your Horse Is Telling You

Author: Heather Dunphy

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785834044

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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In The Secret Language of Horses & Ponies you'll learn about horse breeds and types, riding disciplines, horse communication, grooming, and care. It's packed full of practical advice on everything from selecting your first horse and choosing appropriate tack to maintaining a healthy horse and understanding his needs as he matures. It's everything you need to know, and the key to a contented horse and a confident owner.
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The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book

Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

Author: Linda Tellington-Jones

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570765693

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

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Finally, a comprehensive collection of world-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones' healing equine bodywork and training exercises, for use both on the ground and in the saddle. In one fabulously illustrated book, those new to Linda's approach are provided with a clear, step-by-step introduction to the Tellington Method, while those familiar with her work finally have the ultimate go-to reference. The book is divided into three parts. Part One briefly explains the background of the Tellington Method and then discusses the reasons for unwanted behavior and poor attitude in horses. Part Two, arranged alphabetically, contains a compendium of 72 common behavioral, training and health issues, many of which horse people face on a daily basis. In this A to Z format, from Aggressive to Other Horses to Weaving, Linda discusses the possible reasons for these behaviors or problems and offers conventional methods of solving these challenges, as well as training solutions using the Tellington Method. Part Three presents—for the first time in one volume—the complete body of work that makes up the Tellington Method: the Tellington TTouches, Ground Exercises, and Ridden Work. At the end of this section, there is also a detailed case study, which includes 49 photographs showing every step along the way to successfully teaching your horse to load.
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Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage

Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428380

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals. This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land. Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience.
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Trailering Your Horse

A Visual Guide to Safe Training and Traveling

Author: Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122434

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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Properly trailering your horse is an essential skill every horse owner needs to master. With clear text and detailed photography, Cherry Hill shows you how to choose an appropriate truck and trailer combination; train your horse to confidently enter and exit the trailer; and drive safely while pulling a loaded trailer. With tips on emergency equipment and caring for your horse en route, this guide has everything you need to know to create a safe and stress-free traveling experience for you and your horse.
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The Original Horse Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Horse

Author: Moira C. Reeve,Sharon Biggs

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049256

Category: Pets

Page: 544

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The most comprehensive single volume dedicated to horses, The Original Horse Bible is a celebration of the long relationship that humans and horses enjoy, written by two highly regarded horsewomen, the late Moira C. Allen and Sharon Biggs. This 480-page volume, elaborately illustrated by world-renowned horse photographer Bob Langrish, is divided into eleven sections, covering topics that span the world of horses, from evolution and domestication to horse riding, training, competitions and more. Section 1: “History, Physiology, and Behavior” discusses the natural history of the horse, including adaption, migration, and domestication, how horses became integral to human kind, the role of horses in society (war horses, law-enforcement horses, race horses), as well as animal welfare and the plight of wild and feral horses. The anatomy and physiology of the horse are detailed in discussions of the horse’s bodily systems, structure, senses, gait/movement, and coat and color patterns. In terms of behavior, the authors discuss the life cycle of the horse and reproduction, intelligence and trainability, and horse mentality and natural instincts. In Section 2: “Breeds and Types,” the authors trace the evolution of modern horse types from three known ancient ancestors and archaic types and extinct breeds. They describe the modern types of horses based on their particular looks and specific uses (Baroque, Cob, Hack, Hunter, Polo Pony and so forth). A detailed discussion of horse color follows, explaining the differences between each and what specific characteristics define each (buckskin, palomino, and pinto). The extensive breed chapter offers portraits of approximately 175 breeds, alphabetically arranged, from the Abaco Barb to the Welsh Pony, including many rare and handsome breeds from around the world as well as favorites like the American Quarter Horse, the Shetland Pony and the Thoroughbred. Main entries provide alternative names, region of origins, brief history, and physical descriptions for each breed. Sidebars called “Breed in Brief” offer concise overviews of the lesser known breeds. The popular hobby of horse riding is the focus of Section 3: “Activities with Horses,” which describes English, western, and driving competition as well as rodeo, competitive trail riding, vaulting, polo, and other horse sports. Section 7: “Rider Instruction” continues the discussion on riding with chapters on riding instructions, safety and fitness as well as English and western riding skills. In Section 4: “A New Horse” and Section 5 “Horsekeeping,” the Bible becomes a primer for all horse owners offering detailed information about choosing the right horse for novice riders, families, and experienced riders and purchasing the horse and the proper equipment (saddles and bridles, boots, gear, and gadgets). The section concludes with chapters on transporting horses, stabling and boarding, and feeding and grooming. Section 6: “Health” discusses veterinary care and vaccines, recognizing the signs of a healthy animal, first aid for each area of the horse’s anatomy, hoof care, and winter wear. A complete chapter is dedicated to battling parasites and pests and avoiding poisonous plants in the horse’s environment. A chapter on alternative care completes the section. Section 8:”Horse Training” focuses on various training philosophies and early handling, training lessons, solving training problems (leading, bolting, biting/nipping, rearing/buckling and shying). Section 9: “Competition” is dedicated to horse shows and classes, preparation for various kinds of shows for both the horse and the rider, and what to expect at the show. These chapters are filled with priceless firsthand advice and pointers from the authors about how to succeed at each of these events. Section 10: “Breeding Mares and Raising Foals” offers a complete overview of the reproduction of horses, with details on choosing a stallion, live cover versus artificial insemination, pregnancy, delivery, and care, imprinting, and handling of the young. Section 11: “The Senior Horse” discusses the horse’s golden years, signs of aging, nutrition and care, retirement from activities, and general care for aging animals. Horse owners will find symptoms and treatment for sixteen of the most common equine aliments (found in the appendix) to be of great utility, as are the resource section and complete index at the end of the volume.
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Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling

Author: Cynthia K. Chandler

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317374983

Category: Psychology

Page: 414

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The third edition of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling is the most comprehensive book available dedicated to training mental health practitioners in the performance of animal assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C). New to this edition is discussion of the human-animal relational theory, a new theory dedicated to the practice of AAT-C. This edition also has added applications for supervision and includes the most recent research and practice. Consistent with previous editions, a variety of animal-assisted interventions are described with case examples provided in a variety of settings with different types of animals. This unique resource is an indispensable guide for any counselor or psychotherapist looking to develop and implement AAT techniques in practice.
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Horse Hoof Care

Author: Cherry Hill,Richard Klimesh

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426469

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 151

View: 2091

Help your horse put his best foot forward! Stressing the critical importance of hoof care to your horse’s overall health, this guide covers all aspects of proper hoof maintenance — from dealing with lost shoes, cracks, and thrush to promoting healthy hooves through a balanced diet. With in-depth discussions of hoof anatomy, the role of the farrier, and the importance of daily routines, Horse Hoof Care provides everything you need to know to give your horse a solid foundation of healthy, strong hooves.
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Discipleship with Horses

Practical Guide to Using Obstacles, Exercises, and Simple Cues to Get the Results You Want

Author: Lynn Baber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938836206

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Discover the secrets of achieving a close connection and unbreakable bond with your horse. Lynn shares the concepts and exercises she uses to change untrained and special-needs horses into reliable confident partners. By best-selling Christian author and World and National Champion horse breeder and trainer.
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50 5-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding

Simple Solutions for Better Position and Performance in No Time

Author: Wendy Murdoch

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766398

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 202

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5 minutes a day is all the time you need to achieve: • Better balance in the saddle • Improved body control from head to toe • Increased influence with your seat • Flawless leg position and subtle aiding • Quieter, softer hands and contact your horse can trust • Less physical stiffness, tension, and riding-related pain • Confidence in your ability to communicate with your horse! PLUS, in just 5 minutes you can improve a horse that's: • Unwilling to go forward or "dead" to the leg • Hollow-backed, high-headed, or above the bit • Heavy on the forehand and unbalanced • A chronic "puller," "leaner," or "head-tosser"! Start or end your riding sessions with Wendy Murdoch's 5-Minute Fixes, and you'll be amazed how quickly you can replace old habits with new ones, get out of your "riding rut," and transform what you can't do into what you can do…naturally, capably, comfortably, and consistently alongside a happy riding partner—your horse.
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The Historical Animal

Author: Susan Nance

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815653395

Category: History

Page: 419

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The conventional history of animals could be more accurately described as the history of human ideas about animals. Only in the last few decades have scholars from a wide variety of disciplines attempted to document the lives of historical animals in ways that recognize their agency as sentient beings with complex intelligence. This collection advances the field further, inviting us to examine our recorded history through an animal-centric lens to discover how animals have altered the course of our collective past. The seventeen scholars gathered here present case studies from the Pacific Ocean, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, involving species ranging from gorillas and horses to salamanders and orcas. Together they seek out new methodologies, questions, and stories that challenge accepted historical assumptions and structures. Drawing upon environmental, social, and political history, the contributors employ research from such wide-ranging fields as philosophy and veterinary medicine, embracing a radical interdisciplinarity that is crucial to understanding our nonhuman past. Grounded in the knowledge that there has never been a purely human time in world history, this collection asks and answers an incredibly urgent question for historians and others interested in the nonhuman past: in an age of mass extinctions, mass animal captivity, and climate change, when we know much of what animals have done in the past, which of our activities will we want to change in the future?
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