Creating a Bond with Your Horse

Author: Kelly Marks

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851317953

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 24

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The successful bond between horse and rider is the basis for all work together. In this book, Kelly Marks shows the reader how to create a happy and productive partnership. Kelly describes the process known as 'join up', explains how body language affects the horse and the common mistakes to avoid. She also uses her interest in human psychology to look at the dark side of human treatment of horses and gives advice on stress relief and controlling anger.

Groundwork Training for your Horse

Develop a Deeper Bond with Your Horse Through a Range of Exercises and Games

Author: Lesley Bayley

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715324417

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Designed to help develop a bond between the horse and the trainer, this book includes step-by-step guides on how to improve the horse's suppleness, obedience and education from the groundwork level. It teaches the trainer how to tune in to the subtle body language of the horse and communicate with it in a much clearer way.

Be with Your Horse

Author: Tom Widdicombe

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715320204

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Get your relationship right with your horse and he'll try to get it right with you, too. It's not about following steps to success or special equipment. It's about very subtle signs that show him you are on his side, and when you're with him he can let you take responsibility for his safety. This is the heart of great horsemanship. Be With Your Horse is a clear and accessible guide to finding the best relationship with your horse. Tom Widdicombe invites the reader to embark on a search for the perfect partnership, learning how to make your horse a willing friend, and find the balance between leadership and respect. The book is full of practical advice applicable to all horse owners and horse lovers, and peppered with accounts of Tom's own experiences with horses and how they shaped his ideas about training horses and humans to achieve a greater understanding of one another

Perfect Manners

How You Should Behave So Your Horse Does Too

Author: Kelly Marks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091882702

Category: Horses

Page: 224

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Kelly Marks achieves spectacular results with an enormous variety of different horses. She knows that if you want a horse to have 'perfect manners', it's your responsibility to make it clear what you want - it's not up to the horse to guess. The secret of success is to communicate with horses in their own language, establishing a relationship of empthay and trust. This book shows how to reach that perfect mutual understanding with your horse - and how to behave yourself in a way that means your horse will too.

3-Minute Horsemanship

60 Amazingly Achievable Lessons to Improve Your Horse When Time Is Short

Author: Vanessa Bee

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 157076736X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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A new book especially written for the time-starved 21st-century horse owner! Do you day after day make a promise to train yourself and your horse to be better at something, but when you get to the barn there just doesn’t seem to be enough time? Don’t worry, what really matters is the quality of the training you do manage to fit in. It really is possible to carry out good quality, progressive training with a horse in only three minutes a day. Educator and horse trainer Vanessa Bee’s “light bulb moment” was when she realized that if a training session had a realistic goal, every horse achieved the goal in under three minutes. This led her to create techniques appropriate for use in brief digestible lessons that ultimately produce significant gains in short sessions. This refreshing new method offers 35 ground exercises, 24 ridden exercises, and 25 “real world” exercises that will get you out and about with a safe, sane, well-trained horse.

Dennis Brouse on Horse Training (Paperback + DVD)

Bonding with Your Horse Through Gentle Leadership

Author: Dennis Brouse,Fran Lynghaug

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760340608

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 2009

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This is the companion book to the horse-training television show Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse. In it, Brouse shares the unique training methods he has pioneered. His methods are simple, easy to use, and effective. He does not “break” horses but rather focuses on cooperation, encouragement, and partnership. Topics include roundpen work, control techniques, problem solving, despooking, and trailer loading. Learn from an expert how to truly communicate and bond with your horse. Packed with instructional training photography, the book is also packaged with a DVD featuring thirty minutes of valuable training footage.

Handling the Untouched Horse

Author: Kelly Marks

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318417

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 23

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Few things are more rewarding than meeting a horse that is untouched by humans and over a period of minutes, hours or days causing him to believe that humans are not so bad after all - in fact that it is even good to be near them! In this book Kelly Marks writes about the techniques and skills required to achieve the answers to one of the many problems she encounters most frequently. Beginning with ways to catch the horse and separate him from his companions, Kelly proceeds to describe how to put a first headcollar on and then to lead the horse. As with all her teaching, Kelly bases her advice on experience gained from her work handling a wide variety of horses and ponies at her demonstrations and clinics around the world.

Horse, Follow Closely

Native American Horsemanship

Author: Gawani Pony Boy

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080206

Category: Pets

Page: 135

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The bible of North American Horsemanship, Horse, Follow Closely is GaWaNi Pony Boy’s signature title about the relationship training methods that are steeped in common sense and the age-old wisdom of his Native American ancestors. Of mixed blood Tsa-la-gi, GaWaNi Pony Boy was able to conceive his philosophy and compile the methods of relationship training while touring the United States with a Native American drum band and consulting the Tribal Elders from many different nations and backgrounds. The methods and beliefs of relationship training come directly from the first great horsemen of North America. “Horse and rider are one. Theirs is a relationship of trust, harmony, and respect born of a way of life that is all but lost.” The stunning full-color photographs by Gabrielle Boiselle capture Pony Boy’s serenity and unity with his close horse companions. The author’s simple eloquence forges a deep, profound relationship with his readers that few books ever hope to achieve. As Pony Boy writes in the introduction, “For many [the Native American horseman] represents the ultimate rider. The essence of a horseman, both his skill and intuition, goes beyond the hours he spends in the saddle….the folklore of every Native tribe are stories, tales, and beliefs to exemplify human’s relations to other animals.” The book begins with an analysis of how horses came to live with the Natives of North America and horses’ impact on Native life. The crux of relationship training, according to the author, is to understand “what it means to be a horse, react like a horse, and relate to other things like a horse….” Native Americans were able to create such strong relationship with horses in a short time because they understood that “a horse is a horse.” Learning to balance the relationship between horse and human is the missing link to becoming a masterful horseman or horsewoman. The book describes not only the techniques involved for relationship training but also the belief system and attitude that must be applied to all methods of horsemanship. In addition to presenting the methods and philosophy of relationship training, Horse, Follow Closely also includes many stories and legends of Native Americans and their horses, all of which teach the reader something new about himself and his relationship with his horse.

Smart Start

Building a Strong Foundation for Your Horse

Author: Stacy Westfall,Sue M. Copeland

Publisher: Active Interest Media

ISBN: 9781929164578

Category: Nature

Page: 108

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Whether you want to build a solid foundation in your young horse or refresh an older horse's manners, this colt-starting program, featuring emotional training, is for you. It's based on techniques Stacy Westfall used to win the prestigious Road to the Horse colt-starting competition in 2006. Stacy Westfall shows you how to introduce pressure to a horse in a safe environment so he'll be able to control his fear in the real world, thus building his and your confidence, and making him a safer partner. In "Smart Start," you'll learn how to: Read your horse's body language to establish the communication necessary for safety and basic control Establish respect and build trust Develop responsiveness and self-confidence in your horse Gain independent control of his head, shoulders, and hips, which will increase your safety and ability to direct his movement both on the ground and under saddle Establish forward motion the key to control when you mount up Use verbal cues Despook your horse

The Soul of a Horse

Life Lessons from the Herd

Author: Joe Camp

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307449491

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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A surprise birthday gift plunged Joe Camp and his wife, Kathleen, into the world of horses as complete neophytes without a clue as to what horses needed or wanted. The Camps went searching for logic and sense in the rule books of traditional horse care and what they found was not what they had expected. Written for everyone who has ever loved a horse or even loved the idea of having a horse in their lives, this memoir leads us on a riveting voyage of discovery as Joe and Kathleen navigate uncharted, often politically incorrect territory on their way to achieving a true relationship with their horses. As the creator of the beloved Benji series, Joe has spent most of his life luring us into the heart and soul of a famous dog, but now in this engaging, emotional, and often humorous story, he deftly lures us into the heart and soul of a horse. In doing so, he exposes astonishing truths and unlocks the mystery of a majestic creature who has survived on Earth, without assistance, for fifty-five million years. In a single emotionally charged moment, Camp communes with his first horse, Cash, in a way that changes him and his relationship with horses forever. In his own words, as he stood alone with his back to this horse: The collar of my jacket was tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. And my heart was pounding. Then a puff of warm, moist air brushed my ear. My heart skipped a beat. He was really close. Then I felt his nose on my shoulder . . . I couldn’t believe it. Tears came out of nowhere and streamed down my cheeks. I had spoken to him in his own language, and he had listened . . . and he had chosen to be with me. He had said, I trust you. Ingeniously alternating between the stories of two people thrust into an unfamiliar, enigmatic realm and a fabled herd of wild horses brought to the New World centuries ago, Joe Camp’s valuable and inspiring book teaches us that the lessons he was learning apply not only to his horses but to life and to people as well–to all of us. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

Ride Smart

Improve Your Horsemanship Skills on the Ground and in the Saddle

Author: Craig Cameron,Kathy Swan,Cathy Martindale

Publisher: Western Horseman Book

ISBN: 9780911647662

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

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Discusses the nature and mechanics of horses and theories, philosophies, and foundations of horsemanship, covering handling, round-pen exercises, riding techniques, trailer loading, hobble-breaking, and more, with anecdotes relating to each chapter's topics as well as tips and troubleshooting exercises.

Shy Boy

The Horse That Came in from the Wild

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060932899

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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"To appreciate Shy Boy," writes horse gentler Monty Roberts, "you must see him or his kind running free and easy, in a wide open space." This compelling story, and the breathtaking photographs that accompany it, offer a chance to do just that. During a dramatic three-day ride across miles of high desert, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended. In the year that followed, Shy Boy grew to love life on the farm, playfully demanding attention, and becoming fascinated by children. After a year of challenges and one frightening illness, the wild horse's exceptional spirit earned the respect and admiration of his trainers. And, as a result of a PBS-aired program based on his initial encounter with Roberts, Shy Boy gained international fame. Yet throughout this extraordinary year, Monty Roberts struggled with the question, "Would Shy Boy rather be free?" With trepidation, he took Shy Boy back to the wild to let him choose. The event, and its stunning conclusion, are memorably captured in these magnificent photographs and in a story that is both unforgettable and inspiring.

Horse Sense for People

The Man Who Listens to Horses Talks to People

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101128372

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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This is Monty Roberts's long-awaited sequel to The Man Who Listens to Horses. In this fascinating book, Monty Roberts shows us how to use the "Join-Up" technique-his amazing method for persuading a wild horse to accept a saddle, bridle, and rider-as the model for how best to strengthen human relationships. Full of memorable encounters with horses and humans, Horse Sense for People has at its core a belief in the power of gentleness, positive action, nonviolence, and trust. Roberts provides thought-provoking guidelines for improving the quality of our communication with one another, for learning to "read" each other effectively, and for creating fear-free environments. With demonstrations of the Join-Up technique selling out arenas all over the world, Monty Roberts continues to inspire enthusiasts and convert skeptics. Sure to draw many new readers, Horse Sense for People is the book Monty Roberts's fans-be they horse enthusiasts, business managers, or book lovers-have been waiting for.

Horse Sense and the Human Heart

What Horses Can Teach Us about Trust, Bonding, Creativity and Spirituality

Author: Adele von Rüst McCormick,Marlena Deborah McCormick

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9781558745230

Category: Religion

Page: 229

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Details the authors' therapeutic work with severly disturbed youth and horses

Leading and Loading

Author: Kelly Marks

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851317960

Category: Pets

Page: 23

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Using the methods practised so successfully on her Intelligent Horsemanship courses, Kelly Marks helps the reader to overcome two of the most common problems encountered by horse and pony owners. In this book, Kelly shows the reader how to lead a reluctant horse. Her methods are based on kindness and basic horse psychology. She then goes on to demonstrate ways of loading a horse into a horsebox at any time and in any situation without causing stress or trauma to either the handler or the horse.

Horses Don't Lie

What Horses teach us about our natural capacity for awareness, confidence, courage and trust

Author: Chris Irwin,Bob Weber

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285642251

Category: Pets

Page: 300

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Written by one of the original Horse Whisperers Horses Don't Lie is the definitive guide to training horses and every horse trainer will welcome this method. After years of using his method to train horses Chris came to see that it could also be applied to human behaviour. As Chris points out: “A horse knows what you know.” The characteristics necessary for building good relationships with horses can be used to deepen our relationships with other people and to enrich our daily lives. Horses can teach us how to communicate with empathy and patience, not only with them but with each other. Humans, like dogs, are natural predators while horses are prey that evolved to band together in packs for protection. This results in two differing types of consciousness and for a human to think like prey teaches many things. It teaches the trust and honesty essential in building relationships, and not only in a relationship with a horse; while the sensitivity and awareness that characterises a horse's perception of the world are qualities we could all use in our own lives. “Always think like a horse and not like a dog.” The real magic of horse whispering is what horses reveal to us about ourselves when we strive to understand their behaviour. Horses Don't Lie will teach you about the connections we can make in our lives when we learn from horses.

The Horse

The Epic History of Our Noble Companion

Author: Wendy Williams

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709777

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice A Best Book of 2015, The Wall Street Journal "Love is the driver for Wendy Williams's new book, The Horse . . . [an] affectionate, thoroughgoing, good-hearted book." —Jaimy Gordon, The New York Times Book Review "Charming and deeply interesting . . . Ms. Williams does a marvelous job." —Pat Shipman, The Wall Street Journal The book horse-lovers have been waiting for Horses have a story to tell, one of resilience, sociability, and intelligence, and of partnership with human beings. In The Horse, the journalist and equestrienne Wendy Williams brings that story brilliantly to life. Williams chronicles the 56-million-year journey of horses as she visits with experts around the world, exploring what our biological affinities and differences can tell us about the bond between horses and humans, and what our longtime companion might think and feel. Indeed, recent scientific breakthroughs regarding the social and cognitive capacities of the horse and its ability to adapt to changing ecosystems indicate that this animal is a major evolutionary triumph. Williams charts the course that leads to our modern Equus-from the protohorse to the Dutch Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, and cow ponies of the twenty-first century. She observes magnificent ancient cave art in France and Spain that signals a deep respect and admiration for horses well before they were domesticated; visits the mountains of Wyoming with experts in equine behavior to understand the dynamics of free-roaming mustangs; witnesses the fluid gracefulness of the famous Lipizzans of Vienna; contemplates what life is like for the sure-footed, mustachioed Garrano horses who thrive on the rugged terrain of Galicia; meets a family devoted to rehabilitating abandoned mustangs on their New Hampshire farm; celebrates the Takhi horses of Mongolia; and more. She blends profound scientific insights with remarkable stories to create a unique biography of the horse as a sentient being with a fascinating past and a finely nuanced mind. The Horse is a revealing account of the animal who has been at our side through the ages, befriending us and traveling with us over the mountains and across the plains. Enriched by Williams's own experience with horses, The Horse is a masterful work of narrative nonfiction that pays tribute to this treasure of the natural world.

Ride Horses with Awareness and Feel

The New Dressage Training System from the Dutch Olympians at Academy Bartels

Author: Tineke Bartels,Joep Bartels

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851319636

Category: Dressage

Page: 160

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This training method from some of the world's finest equestrians teaches that riding is an activity that must be learned by both horse and rider through a conscious awareness that ultimately will become a subconscious ability, once the modern rider gains a 'feel' for riding.