John Lyons Bringing up Baby

John Lyons Bringing up Baby

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by John Lyons, Jennifer Denison
     
 


An outstanding manual for training weanlings and starting yearlings by “America's Most Trusted Horseman.” Every young horse will benefit from John Lyons' training methods because they lay a strong foundation for future under-saddle work in all disciplines.See more details below

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An outstanding manual for training weanlings and starting yearlings by “America's Most Trusted Horseman.” Every young horse will benefit from John Lyons' training methods because they lay a strong foundation for future under-saddle work in all disciplines.

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An outstanding manual for training young horses by America’s most trusted horseman, featuring 178 step-by-step color photos.

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These two excellent volumes cover the critical periods of equine early training and senior health. In Bringing Up Baby, Lyons, known for his conditioned-response training methods, offers advice for gently teaching the young horse to respect humans and accept haltering, leading, bathing, trailer loading, and other equine basics. Lyons divides the book into 20 lessons, each building on the animal's previous experience. The outlined steps are clear, descriptive, and well illustrated with outstanding color photos. Fine safety guidelines for preventing injury to both humans and horses are included. An excellent guide for neophytes as well as experienced horsepeople, this work can easily be used to retrain older animals with less than perfect manners as well. Geriatric medicine helps prevent health problems in the older horse and improve its quality of life. Veterinarian Hayes and journalist Copeland (who previously collaborated with Hayes on Hands-On Horse Care) address the special needs of horses aged 15 years and older. Symptom charts guide users through a series of questions aimed at determining possible causes and appropriate courses of action for common age-related conditions. The "Age Events" section highlights eight common health conditions of the aged equine such as arthritis, colic, and Cushing's Disease, and other sections cover feeding, evaluating physical condition, and stretching exercises. Owners will appreciate the "While You Wait" suggestions explaining what to do until the vet arrives. Alternative medicine is briefly covered, as is a compassionate description of euthanasia. The result is concrete, pithy advice in a nicely illustrated volume. Both books would be welcome additions to collections serving horse lovers. Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781929164127
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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