Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient, and Safe No Matter What You Encounter

Bombproof Your Horse: Teach Your Horse to Be Confident, Obedient, and Safe No Matter What You Encounter

by Rick Pelicano
     
 

Every horse, from the pampered show-hunter to the family pet, is faced at one time or another with an object or situation that is overwhelmingly terrifying, or just downright confusing. With his systematic approach to "bombproofing," Sergeant Rick Pelicano of the Maryland National Capitol Park Police shares his methods on how to be proactive rather than reactive

Overview

Every horse, from the pampered show-hunter to the family pet, is faced at one time or another with an object or situation that is overwhelmingly terrifying, or just downright confusing. With his systematic approach to "bombproofing," Sergeant Rick Pelicano of the Maryland National Capitol Park Police shares his methods on how to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to training your horse to deal with such situations. His vividly illustrated manual shows you how to accustom your horse to a variety of circumstances, noises, and objects, thereby turning him into a more pleasurable, submissive, confident, and ultimately safer mount.

Editorial Reviews

Natural Horse
A wealth of how-to, common sense strategies, and ideas to help you and your horse maneuver through life's obstacles—wherever you go, and whatever pops up! A must-have book!
Northwest Horse Source
“Bombproof Your Horse” provides lots of useful information on how to teach your hors to be confident, obedient, and safe, no matter what he may encounter.
Equestrian
This book certainly will help all horses achieve a new level of good behavior. Even if you only use one or two tips from this volume, it is well worth the purchase price.
Horses All
Sgt. Pelicano presents his bombproofing program in an easy-to understand manner with many photos illustrating his step-by-step techniques.
The Equiery
This book encourages a pro-active approach to desensitizing a horse to a multitude of things. Sprinkled with humor, personal anecdotes and great, fun ideas.
Western Horseman
The recreational rider can use many of the mounted-patrolman's bombproofing techniques to ensure a safer ride.
Horse & Rider
while you and your horse may not encounter many of the obstacles used in the exercises, you'll both gain confidence and skills that will help you through the unexpected—whether you're schooling in an arena or riding in a parade. Mailboxes and trash cans? Piece of cake.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570762604
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
591,803
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author


Sgt. Rick Pelicano is accredited by the American Riding Instructor Certification Program; in 1995, he was named Instructor of the Year. He lives in Frederick, Maryland.

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