How to Keep Your Horse Calm and Relaxed: Techniques for Hacking, Schooling and Competing

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For riders who want to handle horses safely and to avoid accidents, a horse must be obedient and respect discipline. This book is not only a guide for safety-conscious riders who want an obedient horse, but also offers advice, plenty of exercises and a profound knowledge of a horse's natural behavior. Step-by-step, it explains how to train a horse to be a pleasure to own. It gives advice on the necessary equipment, how to work with fences and obstacles, how to establish a training schedule at home, how to work ...

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Overview

For riders who want to handle horses safely and to avoid accidents, a horse must be obedient and respect discipline. This book is not only a guide for safety-conscious riders who want an obedient horse, but also offers advice, plenty of exercises and a profound knowledge of a horse's natural behavior. Step-by-step, it explains how to train a horse to be a pleasure to own. It gives advice on the necessary equipment, how to work with fences and obstacles, how to establish a training schedule at home, how to work with difficult horses, how to avoid accidents, and how to stay calm yourself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783861279204
  • Publisher: Cadmos Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/30/2006
  • Series: Understanding Your Horse
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Renate Ettl is an equine sports therapist, Western style rider, judge, and horse trainer.

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Table of Contents

The horse of your dreams 8

Understanding the horse's characteristics 10

Natural behaviour of the horse 11

The flight animal 12

Safety in numbers 13

Emergency situations 14

The ghost in the corner 14

Noisy machines and traffic 14

What a horse does not know 15

Why work in-hand? 16

Better safety for human and horse 16

Benefits of inhand work 17

Benefits for the rider 17

Are all breeds suitable? 18

Introducing obedience games 20

Confidence training 21

Equipment for ground schooling 21

Head collar and lead rope 22

Suitable clothing 24

Additional equipment 25

Introducing scary obstacles 25

Reactions of different types of horses 26

Getting your horse accustomed to bags 28

Stubborn horses 29

Humans as herd leaders 30

Who is the boss? 32

Problem cases 32

Mistakes in management 33

Bad experiences 35

Working with obstacles 37

Stepping over fences 38

Using poles 38

The Bridges 41

Everything that rustles 43

Bags, tarpaulins and tape 43

Dragging objects behind 45

Other ideas 45

Balls and balloons 47

Brooms, bins and trailers 48

Smells and sounds 50

The same obstacle - a new danger? 50

When the right side doesn't know what the left side is doing 51

Frequent changes 51

Obedience games 53

Why play games? 54

Trotting in hand 55

Tips for a better trot 56

Surprises in hedges 57

What can go wrong 58

Cross poles 59

Frequent mistakes and how to avoid them 60

The litter trail 61

Gradually increase the challenge 62

Balls in the hedge 62

Expect the unexpected 63

Walking backwards 64

Who really is the boss? 64

Umbrellas 66

Introducing umbrellas correctly 67

The tarpaulin 67

Keep practising69

The rattling bag 69

There is danger 70

Halt on command 71

The example of Western riding 71

Training at home 73

Make the most of poles 74

The right circumstances 74

Be prepared 74

Training camp 75

Are you relaxed yourself? 76

Controlling yourself 77

Autogenic training 78

Progressive muscle relaxation 78

Other relaxation techniques 79

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