Understanding Your Horse's Behavior

Author: Sue M. McDonnell

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501285

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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This handy volume compiles questions from horse owners about problems they face with their horses, and answers by renowned equine behaviorists Sue McDonnell, Ph.D.
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Understanding The Horse's Back

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973639

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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A unique guide to understanding the horse s back: how it works, what can go wrong and why, how to recognize problems and how to prevent them - an essential handbook for all owners and riders. Topics covered include: the basic anatomy of the horse's back; sources and causes of problems; recognizing pain in the horse; professional diagnoses and therapies; orthodox and complementary treatments; rehabilitation and recovery; remedial exercise and training; shoeing; saddle fitting and finally back-friendly riding and management.
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The Truth about Horses

A Guide to Understanding and Training Your Horse

Author: Andrew McLean

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764155536

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Balancing new scientific research with his practical horse-training experience, author Andrew McLean debunks long-standing myths about horses and presents a far-reaching, totally humane method of horse training. He starts by recognizing vast differences between equine and human brains and mental processes. He describes the traditional trainer's mistake of judging horses according to the standards of docile or good horse and bad-tempered or mean horse. The horse's brain cannot make abstract judgments about "good" or "bad" behavior, but readily responds to conditioning by trainers who understand the equine brain, the instincts that drive it, and a horse's way of knowing the world. The author emphasizes that by training a horse according to a set of consistent responses that coincide with equine instincts, horse owners can avoid undesirable horse behavior. He offers a training program and amplifies on it with enlightening case studies. Here is must-reading for every current and prospective horse owner and rider. More than 300 color photos.
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Understanding Your Horse's Weight

Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Shannon Pratt-Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581502121

Category: Pets

Page: 109

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Understanding Your Horse's Weight is a practical guide to maintaining your horse's optimum weight and body condition. In an easy-to-understand style, the book takes readers through the step-by-step process of determining whether they have an overweight horse and the best practices for correcting the problem. It also offers insight into the equine diseases directly linked to obesity such as laminitis and insulin resistance. Also written with the underweight horse in mind, Understanding Your Horse's Weight explains how to put weight on your horse safely and how to maintain the appropriate weight level.
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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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Understanding Equine Hoof Care

Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501360

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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This covers the basics of hoof care and horseshoeing. Topics range from simple cleaning to trimming and shoeing the foot to dealing with hoof injuries and complex lameness problems. It also described how to achieve healthy hooves through proper nutrition, conscientious care, and proper used of the horse.
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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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Understanding Your Horse's Lameness

Author: Diane Morgan

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9780939481262

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 138

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This volume covers all the issues and topics related to lameness in horses. It discusses the anatomy and physiology of the foot, equine locomotion and the mechanical systems of the horse, conformation and how it relates to many lamnesses, balance, and preventative measures such as proper hoof care.
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