Happy Trails: Your Complete Guide to Fun and Safe Trail Riding

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Eclipse Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 267 pages
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"Veteran horseman and author Les Sellnow uses his firsthand knowledge of training and riding the trail horse to prepare every horse enthusiast for this fast-growing American recreational activity. Topics include the psychological and physical makeup of the ideal trail horse, training and conditioning on the trail and at home, proper equipment for both horse and rider; how to plan and prepare for a pack trip, and how to monitor the horse's condition on the trail. How to ride a trail safely alone or in a group also is discussed."--Eclipse Press.
 

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Contents

Equine Breeds Something for Evenone
7
Chapter2 Horse Psychology Wfn Horses Do Wtiat They Do
31
Making Sense of the Senses
43
Temperament Buying the Right Horse for the Trail
53
Conformation Being Built to Last
67
Trail 101
81
Chapter? Training on the Trail
97
Tying and Hobbling Keeping Them Where We Want Them
105
Equine First Aid
171
Packing Into the Mountains
183
Planning and Preparing for the Big Adventure
191
Packing Up
203
Riding the High Country
213
Mountain Camping Leaving No Traces
225
Cooking in the Mountains
237
Chapter21 Some Winter TLC
251

Chapter9 Conditioning
117
Before We Can Travel We Must Load the Horse
125
CrossCountry Hauling Getting from Hereto There
135
Proper Equipment
147
Travel Supplies
159
Index
260
Photo Credits
265
Author
267
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About the author (2004)

Sellnow is a freelance writer who operates a ranch.

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