If it’s not horses but humans that are causing you problems in training, this book will also help you to explain the concepts to other people.
Author: Emma Lethbridge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Or just needed that important phone number in an emergency right away? Whether you are new to looking after horses, or you just like to be well prepared & organised, then this book is the one you will need and use the most.
Author: Monika Rodger
Publisher: Living Horses
Have you ever needed to quickly check a reference book for information? To find out what your horse's normal vital signs should be? Or just needed that important phone number in an emergency right away? Whether you are new to looking after horses, or you just like to be well prepared & organised, then this book is the one you will need and use the most. This unique book not only acts as a reference for you, but also doubles up as a notebook, where you can add your own notes and details as you need them. Some of the topics include: - Points of the Horse - Vital signs & how to take them - Signs of Illness or Injury - Record Sheets for you to fill in Used in conjunction with other text books, or on its own, you will find it to be an invaluable guide to keep on hand at the stable or in your grooming box. www.livinghorses.com
PART 1: THE HUMAN PERSONALITY The first key element in matching horse
and rider is identifying your core personality, known as your “Social Style.” This
section presents a brief overview of each human personality type, many charts,
Author: Eunice Rush
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Wouldn't it be wonderful to understand how horses think and will react to certain situations in advance? As a matter of fact, wouldn't it be wonderful to know that about the people in your life, too? Now you can. This book delves deeply into the sections of the horse and the human brain to describe core personalities. Understanding these personalities allows the reader to determine what horse will work best for which person. This works for selecting, rehabbing, training methods, as well as matching a horse to a particular discipline. A bounty of tests and charts to enable each reader to more accurately select horse to human personalities. Any horse owner (seasoned or new) or trainer (amateur or professional) will gain a more complete understanding of what makes their equine partner tick by reading Know You, Know Your Horse.
This ARMCHAIR WORKSHOP is about truly getting to know your horse,
physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically. By taking the time to do this
, your understanding of and relationship with your horse will improve a thousand-
This work offers tips on how to help your horse stay sound, recover from an injury and how to enable him to realize his full potential.|"Know Your Horse Inside Out" shows how by understanding the way tensions and blocks affect your horse, ...
The double bridle offers a rider the ability to make subtle adjustments to a horse's
head carriage. ... plan to show, know the width of your horse's mouth, then study
the unique features of the bit you are considering (for example, width, thickness, ...
Author: Jessica Jahiel
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Jessica Jahiel explains everything you need to know about the different types of bits and how they work so that you can decide which one is best for your horse, your goals, and your budget. She also shows you how to position and adjust bits correctly and goes over the options for riders who prefer not to use a bit at all.
Author: Elwyn Hartley EdwardsPublish On: 2016-11-01
Most owners regularly run their hands over their horse's body and legs to check
for lumps and signs of discomfort. KNOW YOUR HORSE One of the best ways to
be sure that your horse is healthy is to get to know him very It is very important ...
Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
A stunning celebration of the equine world, The Horse Encyclopedia is a fully illustrated look at all the major horse and pony breeds and types, from the ponies of Dartmoor to the American mustang. Packed with gorgeous photographs of horse breeds from around the world, The Horse Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to the evolution, anatomy, and origins of each horse breed and its place in history, art, and culture. The Horse Encyclopedia also documents famous individual horses, as well as iconic owners, riders, and breeders, paying homage to equestrian history. This dazzling volume also includes expert advice on horse care, feeding and grooming, and horse health to offer a truly comprehensive equine guide and a wonderful gift for all horse riders, students, and enthusiasts.
Author: Laura Harrison McBridePublish On: 2001-11-15
It's useful to have a helper nearby for this lesson, particularly if your horse refuses
to walk straight up the ramp (see page 10), but if you are a good horseman, have
boundless patience, and know your horse well, a helper isn't absolutely ...
Author: Laura Harrison McBride
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
How do you train a horse to get in and out of a trailer safely and calmly? With the renowned trailer-training method taught by the late Dr. Edwin Goodwin, long-time equine professor at the University of Maryland, it's simple. In Trailer Training Your Horse, journalist and equine enthusiast Laura Harrison McBride brings to publication for the first time the lessons and advice of Dr. Goodwin. The step-by-step training technique works quickly on green horses, it works fairly quickly on older horses that have already been led; and it works a bit more slowly on horse that have have negative trailering experiences. Most important, it works, almost without fail, and it can help your horse overcome fear, stubbornness, bad training, and bad handling. To accompany the training, you'll learn how to choose the right trailer, as well as how to prepare your horse for the trip and what supplies you need to make the trip as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
In this book Jutta Wiemers describes 100 smart games through which you can achieve a perfect partnership with your horse.
Author: Jutta Wiemers
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
In this book Jutta Wiemers describes 100 smart games through which you can achieve a perfect partnership with your horse. The games are progressive and range from simple leading and lunging, through to circus tricks. Along the way there are other fun-packed games involving balance, sure-footedness, agility and confidence building.
... which could relate to their philosophy, modality (type of bodywork), horse-
handling skills, past experiences, or any combination of these or other factors.
Many professionals will work without the owner there once they know the horse,
Many horses and ponies suffer injuries to their muscles, joints and ligaments, which tend to be poorly diagnosed, yet eventually prove to be incapacitating.
Author: Sara Wyche
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Aimed at novice to advanced riders this resource looks at the therapies available and the practical steps owners can take to ensure their horse's rehabilitation is successful Many horses and ponies suffer injuries to their muscles, joints, and ligaments, which tend to be poorly diagnosed, yet eventually prove to be incapacitating. The animals are taken out of work for months, then brought back into work hoping that time has cured them, and later sold on as less-than-sound, retired, or sent to the great pasture in the sky. This guide argues that the rehabilitation process must be a series of local steps and helps carers to know which procedures to implement and roughly how long it will take for the horse to respond, as well as how to measure their expectations, know the pitfalls of each therapy available, and take charge of their emotions. Everybody can achieve an improvement if their horse or pony suffered an injury, or needs help to recover from surgery, if they have a better understanding of what they are trying to achieve. This book offers an in-depth look at the causes and effects of lameness, how compensatory mechanisms can get in the way of diagnosis, how to find the root of the problem, and what to do about it.
A horse that beganthis exercisewith a healthy fear of the trailer willbe
runninglopsided circles, collapsing his circle on theside nearestthe trailer,
keepingone eye on you,one ... (Afterall, only you and your vet know the health of your horse's legs.) ...
Author: Keith Hosman
Publisher: Keith Hosman
Category: Sports & Recreation
Begging your horse to enter the trailer is frustrating at best. Forcing your horse into the trailer is dangerous. And, unfortunately, you can't just leave the little bugger there at the fairgrounds, so you're stuck. Who needs the aggravation? The next time you're running late for a show and the kids are driving you nuts and you need to get your horse boxed up and you're running really late... wouldn't you love to have a pro horse trainer appear and show you what to do? Well, the bad news is, I'll be twenty states away that day. The good news is... you can bring my book! Trailer training is actually very easy - it's just a matter of knowing what steps to take, how long to do each, and what to emphasize. To that end, I've compiled a simple set of instructions, a guidebook to getting your horse loading smoothly using the proven methods of John Lyons. Train your horse to: - Load immediately and willingly - Unload easily and in a controlled manner - Lead politely You'll find the book broken down into five "Days" or segments: - Day 1: Easy trailer loading begins by solidifying great ground manners - Day 2: Refine your control over specific body parts, gaining respect along the way, setting yourself up for success - Day 3: Two different ways to get your horse into the trailer - Day 4: Exercises for "hard-luck" cases, training tips for everybody - Day 5: Do's, Don'ts and What-To-Do-Ifs, plus notes on tying, horses that won't unload, horses who "thrash" and more - And... learn to use a round pen to teach your horse to actually look for open trailers! You point, and your horse runs over and hops in! I call them "days" but you should take this work at your own speed. Each chapter gives you a plan, a goal, theory and homework. Some segments, or "days," will be easier than others. And, while you can breeze through everything in hours, you might want to split it up over days or weeks. It's completely up to you. Whatcha waiting for? Don't wait till the morning you're leaving to find out if your horse loads!
You know what stresses your horse. Things like an unfamiliar environment, a
new barn, loss of a buddy, and introducing a new horse to the herd. But there are
other stressors, some of which you may not have much control over, such as ...
Author: Ph. D. Juliet M. Getty
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Feeding is the foundation of every horse's health, and every owner cares about it, but answers can be hard to find. Based on solid science and the author's long experience, Feed Your Horse Like A Horse illuminates the secrets of equine nutrition and points the way toward lifelong vitality for your horse. Part I explains the physiology of the horse's digestion and nutrient use; Part II offers recommendations for specific conditions such as insulin resistance and laminitis, as well as discussion about feeding through the life stages, from foals to athletes to aged horses. Whether you are a novice horse owner or a seasoned professional, Feed Your Horse Like A Horse will be your most valuable resource on equine nutrition. You'll begin in Section 1 with an up-to-date overview of nutrition and horse physiology that is designed for everyone, from the novice to the lifelong horseman. Section 2 will empower you to make the right feeding decisions that support your horse's innate needs, regardless of his condition or activity type. As a reference book, you have the freedom to choose which sections to read. Topics include: Choosing the right hay or concentrates Helping easy and hard keepers How vitamins and minerals work Recognizing and eliminating stress Importance of salt and other electrolytes Treating insulin resistance Reducing the risk of laminitis Recovery for the rescued horse Nutrient fundamentals Dealing with genetic disorders Managing allergies Alleviating arthritis Diagnosing equine Cushing's disease Preventing ulcers and colic Feeding treats safely Pregnancy and lactation Feeding the orphaned foal Optimizing growth Optimizing athletic work and performance Changing needs as horses age Considerations for donkeys and mules Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is a consultant, speaker, and writer in equine nutrition. A retired university professor and winner of several teaching awards, Dr. Getty presents seminars to horse organizations and works with individual owners to create customized nutrition plans designed to prevent illness and optimize their horses' overall health and performance. Based in beautiful rural Bayfield, Colorado, Dr. Getty runs a consulting company, Getty Equine Nutrition, LLC (GettyEquineNutrition.com), through which she helps horse owners locally, nationally, and internationally. The well-being of the horse remains Dr. Getty's driving motivation, and she believes every horse owner should have access to scientific information in order to give every horse a lifetime of vibrant health.
He or she will also listen to your horse's lungs and heart. The vet will also ask you
questions about your horse's appetite and manure, his performance when asked
to work, and other basic questions. This is the time to let the vet know if you're ...
Author: Audrey Pavia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
When necessary to go to the opposite side of a horse , move away and go
around out of kicking range . 3 . Know your horse , his temperament , and
reactions . Control your temper at all times , but let the horse know that you are its
firm and ...
You have owned your draft horse for two weeks. You know he needs exercise
and reinforcement of his training, so you decide to take him out on the spring
wagon. You have done this several times now and you both know the routine.
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
Hardworking and intelligent, draft horses and mules provide clean-energy power for an impressive array of tasks. Bringing strength and endurance to every job, from cultivating farmland and hauling logs to giving long quiet rides through the countryside, these animals love to work. In this illustrated guide, Gail Damerow and Anita Rice provide all the information you need in order to select, train, feed, care for, and work with your own team of draft horses or mules.
In addition, know your horse, and know how he moves and stands. Watch for any
uncharacteristic reactions on your horse's part, particularly when tacking up. Take
a few minutes a day to run your hands over your horse, feeling his muscle tone ...
Author: Cherry Baldridge
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Relieve Soreness, Improve Flexibility, and Keep Your Horse Sound Does your horse have a nagging soreness that won't go away? Does a mystery lameness come and go without obvious cause? Has your horse's performance deteriorated over the past few months? Do you want to prevent these problems from happening? If your answer is yes, then equine massage can help! Massage therapy is an excellent tool for preventing and relieving muscle soreness in horses. With the simple step-by-step techniques outlined by sisters Candy Sipka and Cherry Baldridge, you'll be able to identify and solve muscle soreness, on your own or with the assistance of a professional equine massage therapist. You'll learn the proper massage techniques and where to use them on a horse, simple stretches that can restore or improve a horse's flexibility, and even the proper position to take when working hands-on with a horse.
A No Bull$#it Book for You and Your Horse Smokie Brannaman. 22 you ask?
Because I'm not going to be in that pasture or barn every minute and I want to know what he'll be like when the boss is not around. Does he get along with other
Author: Smokie Brannaman
Publisher: Horseman's Services Limited
A No Bull$#it book for you and your horse. Whisper This has been enjoyed by thousands around the world. It is the best book out there for new horse owners or those thinking of buy one. Written by horseman Smokie Brannaman, Whisper This... Not to your horse, to yourself: is a straight forward, tell-it-like-it-is guide for anyone considering owning a horse, and especially for prospective first-time horse buyers. People watch TV, read a novel or see a movie and get a Black Beauty fantasy going about getting a horse. All too often the fantasy ends with broken bones, broken dreams, broken bank accounts and ruined horses. Using his dry wit and years of experience, Smokie takes you through a myriad of things you need to know on topics such as buying the right horse, what to look for in a good horse, common mistakes, training, clinics and more. No Bull$#it advise comes from someone whose motive is to make the rider safe and the horse comfortable and content... Not someone focused on the profit they can make. Part of the proceeds from this book are being donated the the Wisconsin Horse Council, Equine Foundation Scholarship Fund.. Look for Smokies new DVD training videos, Hooked On... Round Pen Work, and You Can't Ride Pretty, A complete first time horse buyers guide, also on Amazon.com. Smokie has also just released his newest book Equiknowlogy 101... and a new DVD Colt Starting 101... must have educational tools for the new horse owner and experienced horse folks as well.
With the Diseases to which They are Respectively Subject and the Appropriate
Remedies for Each, Together with ... the same kind , steady tone of voice ; for the horse soon learns to read the expression of the face and voice , and will know as