Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 2nd Edition

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Storey Publishing, Jun 24, 2010 - Pets - 504 pages
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Safely and successfully train your own horse. Guiding you through all aspects of the training process, Heather Smith Thomas offers expert tips on everything from ground work to galloping. Stressing the importance of understanding equine behavior, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses provides a series of progressive exercises that can easily be adjusted to suit your horse’s personality. Whether you’re raising an animal for farm work, competition, or show, you’ll learn everything you need to develop a well-trained and happy horse. 

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Basic Safety Practices
3
2 Horse Sense and Training Psychology
43
3 Handling and Training the Foal
70
4 Handling and Training the Weanling
103
5 The Yearling and the TwoYearOld
120
6 Ground Work Before Riding
159
7 Bits and Their Uses
177
12 The Trot
293
13 Lightness and Collection
315
14 The Gallop the Canter and the Lope
328
15 Further Schooling
346
16 Trailer Training
380
17 Retraining the Spoiled Horse
403
Epilogue
451
Appendixes
455

8 Bitting and Driving
201
9 First Mounted Lessons
234
10 First Rides in the Open
257
11 The Walk
279
Glossary
467
Index
476
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Heather Smith Thomas raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, and Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle.

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