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Ranch-Horse Versatility

A Winner's Guide to Successful Rides

Author: Mike Major,Fran Devereux Smith

Publisher: Morris Communications Corp

ISBN: 0762792825

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 8194

Maybe you compete in versatility ranch-horse events or plan to meet that challenge and want to take advantage of every opportunity to polish your performance. Perhaps cattle work can put a fresh perspective on your riding program, or you simply want a handy, responsive horse, no matter what your day’s ride might bring. Whatever your interest in Ranch-Horse Versatility, Colorado horseman Mike Major is uniquely qualified to provide the information to take your horse program to the next level. A rancher by profession and a competitor by choice, Major has developed the horsemanship expertise to be successful in both venues, in large part because he draws no real distinction between his show horses and ranch horses. A Major Cattle Company horse might well work on the ranch today and compete in the arena tomorrow, a dual-purpose approach that has proven successful. Major and his stallion, Smart Whiskey Doc, have claimed multiple national titles—American Quarter Horse Association 2006 Bayer Select Working Cow Horse World Champion, World’s Greatest Versatility Horse at the National Versatility Ranch Horse Association 2008 and 2009 National Finals, and AQHA 2009 and 2010 Versatility Ranch Horse Open World Champion. Plus, in 2010 Major rode Black Hope Stik, a daughter of Smart Whiskey Doc, to become the inaugural Battle in the Saddle Ranch Remuda Champion and the first Project Cowboy Champion. American stock-horse associations were founded on the backs of such talented horses, and versatility competition has brought a renewed appreciation for these all-around athletes. In his book, Major shares how he develops such responsive, maneuverable horses. His understanding, how-to tips and thoughtful insights in Ranch-Horse Versatility can help you sharpen your skills to ride effectively, compete successfully and show your horse to advantage.

Discovering Natural Horsemanship

A Beginner's Odyssey

Author: Tom Moates

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749085

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9936

Tom Moates's life and work were on a horseless path until serendipity brought Niji, a sorrel gelding, into his life. In his candid and plainspoken style, Moates shares the honest highs and lows of starting out in the Better Way with horses. He works hard to follow the wise ways of many well-known clinicians and shares his personal experiences attempting to implement them. Discovering Natural Horsemanship is sometimes humorous, often inspiring, and always resonates with authenticity.

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

View: 6453

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.

Natural Horsemanship Explained

Author: Robert M. Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983462552

Category: Pets

Page: 210

View: 4974

The horse is a highly intelligent species capable of exceptional communication with the human being, but only if the human has learned HOW to communicate. This book begins explaining why Natural Horsemanship works, including some concepts never before published. Then we examine different schools of thought within the horse world, and finally the significance of horses in the 21st century.

The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book

Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

Author: Linda Tellington-Jones

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570765693

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

View: 5375

Finally, a comprehensive collection of world-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones' healing equine bodywork and training exercises, for use both on the ground and in the saddle. In one fabulously illustrated book, those new to Linda's approach are provided with a clear, step-by-step introduction to the Tellington Method, while those familiar with her work finally have the ultimate go-to reference. The book is divided into three parts. Part One briefly explains the background of the Tellington Method and then discusses the reasons for unwanted behavior and poor attitude in horses. Part Two, arranged alphabetically, contains a compendium of 72 common behavioral, training and health issues, many of which horse people face on a daily basis. In this A to Z format, from Aggressive to Other Horses to Weaving, Linda discusses the possible reasons for these behaviors or problems and offers conventional methods of solving these challenges, as well as training solutions using the Tellington Method. Part Three presents—for the first time in one volume—the complete body of work that makes up the Tellington Method: the Tellington TTouches, Ground Exercises, and Ridden Work. At the end of this section, there is also a detailed case study, which includes 49 photographs showing every step along the way to successfully teaching your horse to load.

True Unity

Willing Communication Between Horse and Human

Author: Tom Dorrance

Publisher: Give It a Go Enterprises

ISBN: 9780971138612

Category: Pets

Page: 151

View: 5506

Horse, Follow Closely

Native American Horsemanship

Author: Gawani Pony Boy

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080206

Category: Pets

Page: 135

View: 3928

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.

Teaching Your Horse to Overcome Fears

Author: Laura Harrison McBride

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580174183

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 32

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"De-Spook" Your Horse An umbrella opening, a tree branch creaking, a tarp flapping in the wind, a dusty shadow in the back of the barn -- what seems benign to the human eye often terrifies a horse. His immediate response? Screech to a halt, buck, twirl, and run like the dickens! What can a rider do but hang on? In fact, there is plenty a rider can do to "de-spook" a horse, and Teaching Your Horse to Overcome Fears tells you how. Following the advice of renowned trainers such as John Lotito, Pat Parelli, and Mark Rashid, you'll learn how to reprogram your horse's fear response so that, when startled, he may unnerve you, but he won't unseat you. These trainers offer proven tips on training your horse in a manner that is gentle, effective, and long-lasting. And you'll delve into the most exciting "alternative" therapies for high-strung horses, including herbal remedies, aromatherapy, shamaniac healing, and body work.

Cowboy Wisdom

Classic Lessons in Leadership and Life!

Author: Pat Parelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692974407


Page: 250

View: 986

You can learn a lot from cowboys. The real ones-the ones who ride the range, the bulls, or the trails-live by a simple code, an understanding of the natural way things work in the world. This wisdom is not complicated-the best things never are-and it's a wisdom that can quickly improve your own leadership and life skills so you can accomplish more of the things you want and get rid of the things you don't! These values are personified in the hundreds of Old West movies and TV shows, including some of your very favorites. I'll revisit some of the best scenes and jog your memory about the lessons we all should have learned from Shane, Butch and the Sundance Kid, the man with no name, and the Duke himself. I'll add to this my own insights in my journey from rodeo cowboy driving through the night from one event to the next to owner of a multimillion-dollar business training hundreds of thousands of people in Natural Horsemanship across the globe. From John Wayne discover the power of leading from the front. From the Magnificent Seven the ultimate lesson in hiring. From Josey Wales the prudence of picking your battles. A master class in branding and self-promotion from Buffalo Bill. From Wyatt Earp the amazing power of mentorship. Lessons on leading and motivating your gang from Butch Cassidy. From the Good, The Bad and the Ugly discover the genius of game strategy. Lessons in courage from Casey Jones at the whistle of the Cannonball Express. From the Butch and Sundance lessons in decision making and decisive action. The one powerful marketing tactic shared by Jesse James and General Custer. How Rooster Cogburn's eye patch, the man with no names poncho and the lone rangers mask created brands that will live for decades. Curly's simple advice to personal success and fulfillment. How a little know stuntman became a Hollywood icon and invented an entire industry with his creativity! Saddle up; you are going on an entertaining and thought-provoking ride that will arm you with the tools of success!

Faraway Horses

The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen

Author: Buck Brannaman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1599216884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9828

"I've started horses since I was 12 years old and have been bit, kicked, bucked off and run over. I've tried every physical means to contain my horse in an effort to keep from getting myself killed. I started to realize that things would come much easier for me once I learned why a horse does what he does. This method works well for me because of the kinship that develops between horse and rider. " --Buck Brannaman In THE FARAWAY HORSES, Brannaman shares his methods for training and provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Robert Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer, for which he was the technical advisor. *Authoratative figure in horsemanship *Reveals the key to understanding animals BUCK BRANNAMAN is a horse gentler--not a horse "breaker"--who has started more than 10,000 young horses in his clinics. He lives with his family in Sheridan, Wyoming. WILLIAM REYNOLDS is the associate publisher of Cowboys & Indians magazine. He lives with his family in Santa Ynez, California.

A Lifetime of Soundness

The Keys to Optimal Horse Health, Lameness Rehabilitation and the High-Performance Barefoot Horse

Author: Hiltrud Strasser,Sabine Kells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780968598870

Category: Hoofs

Page: 202

View: 7487

Ride the Right Horse

Understanding the Core Equine Personalities & How to Work with Them

Author: Yvonne Barteau

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422196

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

View: 1250

A good personality is the single most desirable quality in a horse, yet it is much harder to assess than conformation or gait. Describing the four basic equine personality types — social, fearful, aloof, and challenging — and their various combinations, Yvonne Barteau shows you how to recognize distinct behavior patterns that can indicate any horse’s personality. Stressing the importance of compatibility between rider and horse, Barteau helps you achieve equestrian success through finding a horse whose personality best matches your individual riding style.

The Complete Training of Horse and Rider

Author: Alois Podhajsky

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307830543

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 2570

For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.

Be with Your Horse

Author: Tom Widdicombe

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715320204

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 9836

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

Hackamore Reinsman

Author: Edgar N. Connell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964838505


Page: 93

View: 6619

HACKAMORE REINSMAN by ED CONNELL, first published in 1952, is a hands-on manual of instruction that describes in detail the use of the hackamore and snaffle bit. He takes green horse and trainer from the first bosal and ground-pulling to the point that the horse will slide and whirl on the hackamore. Ed's method is pure "Californio" having descended from the Moors and then the Spaniards who brought this training to the New World, developing the hair-trigger reined horses found in California. It is the Spanish method of breaking and training a horse before it is ever bitted. The focus is on making a finished hackamore horse with an untouched mouth. It emphasizes the art of reinsmanship as practiced, developed and perfected by the Old Californios and remains the bible of all books on hackamore training. Connell's 2nd book, REINSMAN OF THE WEST -- BRIDLES & BITS, gives the WHY and HOW of making a spade bit horse out of the hackamore horse, using the methods of the Old California Vaqueros. It explains how to choose the right bit and how to use that bit to get the most from your horse. Website:

In the Middle Are the Horsemen

Author: Tik Maynard

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768854

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 692

In 2008, 26–year–old Tik Maynard faced a crossroads not unlike that of other young adults. A university graduate and modern pentathlete, he suffered both a career–ending injury and a painful breakup, leaving him suddenly adrift. The son of prominent Canadian equestrians, Maynard decided to spend the next year as a “working student.” In the horse industry, working students aspire to become professional riders or trainers, and willingly trade labor for hands–on education. Here Maynard chronicles his experiences–good and bad–and we follow along as one year becomes three, what began as a casual adventure gradually transforms, and a life's purpose comes sharply into focus. Over time, Maynard evolved under the critical eyes of Olympians, medal winners, and world–renowned figures in the horse world, including Anne Kursinski, Johann Hinnemann, Ingrid Klimke, David and Karen O'Connor, Bruce Logan, and Ian Millar. He was ignored, degraded, encouraged, and praised. He was hired and fired, told he had the “wrong body type to ride” and that he had found his “destiny.” He got married and lost loved ones. Through it all he studied the horse, and human nature, and how the two can find balance. And in that journey, he may have found himself.

Lessons with Lendon

25 Progressive Dressage Lessons Take You from Basic Whoa and Go to Your First Competition

Author: Lendon Gray

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781929164165

Category: Pets

Page: 175

View: 6632

Trainer and international dressage competitor Lendon Gray helps riders of all sports and levels improve and enjoy daily training with her simple, down-to-earth approach to building riding skills. Now her popular training series featured in Practical Horseman can be yours in one illustrated volume.

Clinton Anderson: Lessons Well Learned

Why My Method Works for Any Horse

Author: Clinton Anderson

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 157076512X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5895

This engaging handbook examines the unparalleled effectiveness of the Downunder Horsemanship method of horse training and demonstrates how to apply the knowledge to everyday equestrian activities. Illustrated.

The Man Who Listens to Horses

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0676971288

Category: Horse trainers

Page: 320

View: 2618

This spellbinding memoir details the extraordinary life of Monty Roberts: a man whose gentle, compassionate training methods - transforming the once brutal practice of horse-breaking throughout the world - are redefining the way we think about communication, not only between other species but between ourselves. Over the past year, more than a million people have been uplifted by Roberts' book - from animal lovers to business leaders, and everyone in between. Amusing, poignant, riveting and humane, The Man Who Listens to Horses is that rare book that brings us into the company of a man and his magic, and opens us to the world of animals.

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