Know You, Know Your Horse: An Intimate Look at Human and Horse Personalities: Identifying "Types" and Matchmaking to Ensure Long-Term Relationships [NOOK Book]

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Exploring the thought processes of horses and people, this book demonstrates how equine enthusiasts can predict how their horses will react to certain situations in advance. The study provides a deeper understanding of core personalities, allowing for an easy determination of what horses will work best for certain people. Addressing rehabilitation, training methods, and how to ideally match horses to particular disciplines, this guide includes a bounty of accessible tests and charts, making it a must-have for ...
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Overview

Exploring the thought processes of horses and people, this book demonstrates how equine enthusiasts can predict how their horses will react to certain situations in advance. The study provides a deeper understanding of core personalities, allowing for an easy determination of what horses will work best for certain people. Addressing rehabilitation, training methods, and how to ideally match horses to particular disciplines, this guide includes a bounty of accessible tests and charts, making it a must-have for owners, riders, and trainers of all levels.
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"Identifying personality has long served to improve client-customer relationships and increase sales in business, and it is from this practical realm that author Eunice Rush draws experience. In this innovative and interesting book, she joins with horse trainer Marry Morrow to apply this analysis to the complex world of choosing, training, and riding your horse." —Lone Star Horse Report (February 2013)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570766459
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 316,836
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Eunice Rush collaborates with horse trainer Marry Morrow on studying both horse and human personalities. She lives in Bunk Hill, Indiana. Marry Morrow is experienced in trail riding as well as showing English, Western, Saddle Seat, Jumping, and Dressage. She works with equine rescue groups to train abused horses for new homes, breaks green horses for an assortment of clientele, conducts private training sessions for horses and their owners, and runs natural horsemanship clinics. She lives in Denver, Indiana.
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Table of Contents

Glossary of Terms ix

Introduction 1

The Value of Knowing and Understanding Personality 1

Part 1 The Human Personality 7

1 Getting to Know Yourself 9

The Four Basic Social Styles 10

2 The Social Style Questionnaire 21

Evaluating Your Social Style 22

3 The Four Components That Define Human Personality 33

Left or Right Brain? 33

Introvert or Extrovert? 37

Birth Order 39

Learning Method 45

4 The Four Human Social Styles-In More Depth 57

Analysts (LBI) 58

Powerfuls (LBE) 61

Mediators (RBI) 64

Advocates (RBE) 67

The Whole Human 69

Part 2 The Horse Personality 73

5 Getting to Know Your Horse 75

Horse Personality Questionnaire 78

6 Four Components That Define Horse Personality 89

Introvert vs. Extrovert 89

Right Brain vs. Left Brain 90

Herd Order 92

Learning Method 96

The Whole Horse 98

7 Physical Characteristics: Effects on Personality 101

Conformation Analysis 101

Measuring Techniques 105

Part 3 Matching Human to Horse and Horse to Human 109

8 Putting It All Together 111

Selecting a Match 111

Matching the Right Job to the Right Horse 121

9 Testing Our Matching Personality Theories 127

Breeding Farm A 127

Breeding Farm B 131

Breeding Farm C 134

10 Personality Matching: Brief Summary 135

Personality Analysis: Human and Horse 135

Five Case Studies 138

11 Second Chances for Desperate Horses: Pain Evaluation 167

Part 4 Training Techniques for Your Horse's Social Style 181

12 Training: What to Expect 183

Creating the Balanced Horse 183

13 The Thinker (LBI) 193

Inventive, Food-Oriented, Curious 193

14 The Worker (LBE) 203

Friendly, Willful, Hard-Working 203

15 The Actor (RBI) 213

Reserved, Devoted, Intense 213

16 The Talker (RBE) 221

Spirited, Active, Impulsive 221

17 The "Rescue" Horse and Other Training Tips 229

Rehabilitating the Abused Horse 229

A Few Trainers' Tricks 237

Conclusion 241

About the Authors 243

Acknowledgments 245

Index 247

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Interesting

    Just started to read. Printed off the questionnaires and want to do them before continuing. Be interesting to see if my horses and I are compatible. Lol. Will keep them anyway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Excellent book. Very in depth about human and horse personalit

    Excellent book. Very in depth about human and horse personalities. Read the book
    to save time and heartache when searching for the ideal horse. The book is wonderful
    for working with horses you already have.
    Wyatt

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