Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2010 - Nature - 199 pages
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Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don't exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? In Considering the Horse, Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions--straight from the horse's mouth. And in the second edition of this classic of natural horsemanship literature, Rashid includes a new introduction and adds new insight on his detailed tips on the timeless yet ever-changing pursuit of good horsemanship.

By considering the horse's point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problems like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more. After years of training and teaching, Rashid assures you that you don't need to sell that rebellious horse of yours, and there's no need to panic if you just bought a horse with a problem and don't know what to do. More likely than not, the answers are here for every rider, trainer, or owner.
 

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wonderful way to learn about horses through Mark's eyes and experience without feeling like you are reading a text book on "how to do". Love all his work. Read full review

Contents

The horses point of view
8
Problem causes
23
Unfixable problems
39
Catching the uncatchable horse
56
Ground manners
76
Picking up feet
91
Headshyness
105
Trailer loading
118
Mounting problems
137
Balking
150
Head tossing
173
Seeing the teacher
186
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About the author (2010)

Mark Rashid is an author and horse trainer. His books, such as Considering the Horse and Whole Heart, Whole Horse, follow his training philosophy, which is to find training solutions by considering the horse's point of view. The author of seven books, Rashid was featured on the PBS Nature series.

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