4-H Guide to Training Horses

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MBI Publishing Company, Jan 15, 2010 - Pets - 176 pages
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Training a horse is one of the biggest challenges a 4-H’r (or any animal lover, for that matter) can take on, and one of the most rewarding.  This step-by-step illustrated guide offers the first-time horse trainer straightforward instructions for getting started with a foal, a yearling, or an older horse.  With expert advice on safety and equine care, the guide covers the basics of establishing trust and authority, training with a bit, training to drive, training to allow riders, achieving different gaits, reaching definite goals, and breaking an old horse of bad habits.  Whether you’re a 4-H’r taking up the project of a lifetime, or someone simply interested in training a horse, this book provides all the information you need to get started--and to succeed.

 

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Contents

DISCUSSION OF HORSES
4
SELECTING AND CARING FOR YOUR HORSE
18
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
40
SADDLING YOUR HORSE
94
PREFLIGHT CHECK AND MOUNTING
114
RIDING SAFETY IN AN ARENA AND ON THE TRAILS
144
GLOSSARY
170
RESOURCES
173
Index
174

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Nathan Bowers has been training horses for the public for the past twelve years. He got his start learning how to train difficult horses from his dad. He lives on a ranch near Fort Collins, Colorado, and travels around the world teaching other people how to get along with their horses.

Katie Bowers Reiff has been photographing in the western United States for the past ten years while learning about horses from her dad and brother. She lives in northern Colorado with her husband. Together they run a vehicle graphic design company.

http://bowersfarm.com/

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