A guide to what makes horses tick and how to develop a partnership at a level suitable for various horse owners and riders. It includes practical exercises and sequences of photographs showing how to train your horse with sympathetic but effective methods. It explains the physical and mental effects of what we ask our horses to do.
See the world from your horse's point of view and understand him better both from the ground and the saddle.Discovering how horses live in the wild and relating that to the way we keep them helps us to understand how much a horse has to adapt to live in our world.This title includes dozens of practical exercises and step-by-step sequences of photographs showing how to train your horse with sympathetic but effective methods.The physical and mental effects of everything we ask our horses to do are explained, giving tremendous insight and offering a range of logical and effective steps that riders and handlers can use to resolve problems or deal with new situations.It is a valuable guide to what makes horses tick and how to develop a winning partnership at a level suitable for all horse owners and riders.
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Sarah Widdicombe's equestrian experience includes preparing horses for the Horse of the Year show and qualifying as a Monty Roberts' Recommended Associate, she is also the author of Horse Bits & Pieces (David & Charles, 2006). The British Horse Society is the leading organisation for the promotion of horse riding and care in the UK, and is recognised worldwide.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1 From wild to working - A physical and mental guide to your horse Senses; Adapted anatomy; Herd life; 2 The horse in our world - How to help him adapt to it Your horse's environment; Feeding; Shoeing and hoof care; Grooming clipping and rugs; Loading and travelling; Tack; 3 Face to face with your horse - Training him from the ground Includes: Why groundwork?; Take a look at your horse; Attention and softness; Leading and tying; Lungeing; Long-lining; Loose work; Make your horse brave; 4 Understanding your horse from the saddle - Know your horse, and ride him better Includes: Who does what?; Horse's for courses; Riding in an arena; How your horse moves; Riding out; Useful addresses; Further reading; Index.
Bhs Book of the Natural Horse by Sarah Widdicombe
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