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Understanding Your Horse

How to Overcome Common Behaviour Problems

Author: Lesley Bayley,Richard Maxwell

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715311219

Category: Horses

Page: 152

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This guide shows how to understand and communicate with horses. It shows how to interpret their signals, from the subtle flick of an ear to the very clear message given by a well-aimed bite.

Understanding Your Horse's Behavior

Author: Sue M. McDonnell

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501285

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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This handy volume compiles questions from horse owners about problems they face with their horses, and answers by renowned equine behaviorists Sue McDonnell, Ph.D.

Understanding Your Horse

Equine Character and Psychology

Author: Neale Haley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Horses

Page: 204

View: 6006

The Q and a Guide to Understanding Your Horse

Author: Michael Peace,Lesley Bayley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715326916

Category: Horses

Page: 159

View: 1007

Aimed at those riders and horse owners who are subscribing to the new non-confrontational approach to horse training, this guide is centred around five question and answer chapters, offering comprehensive solutions to a wide range of problems using case studies and photographs.

Understanding Your Horse's Emotions

Author: Larry Bensusan

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851319940

Category: Nature

Page: 188

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What does a horse think, what does it see, hear, smell and feel, and how do emotions affect the horse's existence? This book helps the reader take the first step on a journey of discovery. If we can understand the way horses see the world—in every sense of the word—we can unlock the key to their emotions and understand what prompts them to do certain things. By highlighting many characteristics of the horse that are often overlooked by owners and riders—for instance, that horses first see negativity using their left eye; or that they first smell objects using their right nostril—the book thus reveals many aspects of the horse that will be unknown to many and explains why and how this can help us with our training. It also explores how our own emotions and actions can affect the horse. The information is based on scientific research but presented in an easy-to-read format, and throughout the text there are practical tips for the rider and anecdotes of the author's experiences of working with both riders and horses.

Handling and Understanding the Horse

Author: Marcy Pavord,Tony Pavord

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592283217

Category: Pets

Page: 175

View: 3144

Practical advice on the nature of horse ownership and safety, complete with 200 striking full-color photographs.

The Truth about Horses

A Guide to Understanding and Training Your Horse

Author: Andrew McLean

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764155536

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Balancing new scientific research with his practical horse-training experience, author Andrew McLean debunks long-standing myths about horses and presents a far-reaching, totally humane method of horse training. He starts by recognizing vast differences between equine and human brains and mental processes. He describes the traditional trainer's mistake of judging horses according to the standards of docile or good horse and bad-tempered or mean horse. The horse's brain cannot make abstract judgments about "good" or "bad" behavior, but readily responds to conditioning by trainers who understand the equine brain, the instincts that drive it, and a horse's way of knowing the world. The author emphasizes that by training a horse according to a set of consistent responses that coincide with equine instincts, horse owners can avoid undesirable horse behavior. He offers a training program and amplifies on it with enlightening case studies. Here is must-reading for every current and prospective horse owner and rider. More than 300 color photos.

Understanding The Horse's Back

Author: Sara Wyche

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973639

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 8760

A unique guide to understanding the horse s back: how it works, what can go wrong and why, how to recognize problems and how to prevent them - an essential handbook for all owners and riders. Topics covered include: the basic anatomy of the horse's back; sources and causes of problems; recognizing pain in the horse; professional diagnoses and therapies; orthodox and complementary treatments; rehabilitation and recovery; remedial exercise and training; shoeing; saddle fitting and finally back-friendly riding and management.

Understanding Your Horse's Weight

Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Shannon Pratt-Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581502121

Category: Pets

Page: 109

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Understanding Your Horse's Weight is a practical guide to maintaining your horse's optimum weight and body condition. In an easy-to-understand style, the book takes readers through the step-by-step process of determining whether they have an overweight horse and the best practices for correcting the problem. It also offers insight into the equine diseases directly linked to obesity such as laminitis and insulin resistance. Also written with the underweight horse in mind, Understanding Your Horse's Weight explains how to put weight on your horse safely and how to maintain the appropriate weight level.

Understanding Your Horse's Lameness

Author: Diane Morgan

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9780939481262

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 138

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This volume covers all the issues and topics related to lameness in horses. It discusses the anatomy and physiology of the foot, equine locomotion and the mechanical systems of the horse, conformation and how it relates to many lamnesses, balance, and preventative measures such as proper hoof care.

The Horse Behavior Problem Solver

All Your Questions Answered About How Horses Think, Learn, and React

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421963

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 7570

Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.

Understanding Your Horse's Health

A Practical Guide

Author: Janet L. Eley

Publisher: Ward Lock Limited

ISBN: 9780706374841

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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A guide to basic horse physiology for the horse-owner with the emphasis on prevention rather than cure, this book addresses common ailments and injuries in horses. It also explains the causes and the necessary treatment, giving advice about first aid or veterinary attention. The author, a practising vet, shows horse-owners how to prevent trouble and how to identify the causes of problems, and gives advice on what action to take. The identification of common problems or injuries is aided by photographs and illustrations.

Understanding the Young Horse

Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Les Sellnow

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 116

View: 311

Training a young horse can be a daunting prospect for the non-professional horse owner. How early should you start working with the horse? What techniques should be used? What should you know about young horses? Using the building block method, Sellnow offers a useful breaking and training guide, understandable by horse owners of all levels.

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: 1545

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.

A Way with Horses

Understanding the Horse and Human Relationship

Author: Trudy Nicholson

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592288359

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

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Trudy Nicholson takes us on a journey into the world of the horse. Her photographic images capture the essence, body language, and social interaction of this often misunderstood species, while the text explores the interaction between horse and human. Looking at the world from the horse''s perspective and understanding its natural instincts and language provides a way of working with the horse that is both harmonious and productive. Whatever end result you wish to achieve with your horse--whether it be show jumping, dressage, or Western riding, or simply pleasure and companionship--the "psychological" approach provided here, in A Way with Horses will ensure a rewarding and lifelong relationship with your horse.

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

View: 9545

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.

Understanding Equine Hoof Care

Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: 9781581501360

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 5679

This covers the basics of hoof care and horseshoeing. Topics range from simple cleaning to trimming and shoeing the foot to dealing with hoof injuries and complex lameness problems. It also described how to achieve healthy hooves through proper nutrition, conscientious care, and proper used of the horse.

Understanding the Ancient Secrets of the Horse's Mind

Author: Robert M. Miller, D. V. M.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984462087

Category: Pets

Page: 126

View: 9440

Concise, easy-to-read book explains why and how horses behave the way they do. It describes methods by which behavior problems can be PREVENTED, and methods which can be used to correct existing problems. Dr. Miller explains how every horse inherits ten character traits that influence its behavior. These ten traits are embedded deep within the horse's DNA and shared, without exception, by every horse that was ever born. Understanding these 10 traits is essential to optimum communication with the horse, and is the reason the current revolution in natural horsemanship is so successful. If you understand how your horse thinks, you can control its behavior. You can teach your horse to: - ignore the "spooky" stuff - stand quietly while tied - accept routine veterinary and farrier work - come when called - overcome "barn sour" or "herd bound" behavior - load into a trailer calmly and willingly - respect you as a leader - yield its head, neck, feet and hindquarters - respond positively whether at a show, on the trail or in the stable In addition, Dr. Miller, who is the originator of imprint training of newborn foals, also includes an in depth discussion of this method in the book. Are you unwittingly teaching your horse how to misbehave? Find out from the expert on equine behavior!

Understanding Equine Nutrition

Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Karen Briggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581501551

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 176

View: 2057

Feeding horses wasn't supposed to be so complicated. At least that's not what Mother Nature intended. All horses in the wild really needed was a good source of grass and water and a natural salt lick of some kind. But as man began using horses for specific purposes, such as working fields, riding for pleasure or performance, or for breeding, so too did the kinds and amount of feeds owners gave to their animals. In Understanding Equine Nutrition, Karen Briggs, a horsewoman and equine nutritionist, sets out to make feeding horses simple again. Whether your horse is a growing yearling, a high-performance athlete, a mom-to-be, or a favorite pasture horse, this important guide will help you make sense of the jargon, sort out the ingredients, and make a feeding plan and menu that is best for your horse.

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