Natural Horse-Man-Ship: Six Keys to a Natural Horse-Human Relationship (Western Horseman Book)

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Internationally known and respected as a horseman and clinician, Pat Parelli has helped thousands of riders understand and communicate with their horses through his Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship program. PNH offers riders achievable goals and measurable standards, no matter the discipline - English or western - or the activity - competitive or recreational. Pat's philosophies and concepts are based on a language of trust, leadership and ...
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Overview

Internationally known and respected as a horseman and clinician, Pat Parelli has helped thousands of riders understand and communicate with their horses through his Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship program. PNH offers riders achievable goals and measurable standards, no matter the discipline - English or western - or the activity - competitive or recreational. Pat's philosophies and concepts are based on a language of trust, leadership and respect, and a special bond between horse and human.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585747122
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/22/2003
  • Series: A Western Horseman Book
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 286,145
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Natural Horse-Man-Ship--An Overview 12
Attitude 13
Eight Principles of Natural Horse-Man-Ship
Ten Qualities of a Horse-Man
Knowledge 22
Prey-Predator Relationship
Three Systems--Respect, Impulsion, Flexion
Dynamics of Horse Movement
Gait Speed
Horse's Distribution of Body Weight
Horse-Analities
Horse Talents
Eight Responsibilities
Communication Aids
Positive and Negative Reinforcement Versus Punishment and Reward
Rating System
Tools 46
Techniques 48
Lateral Longeing
Riding Dynamics
Time 52
Levels of Natural Horse-Man-Ship
Time for a Horse
Time for a Human
Timing
Imagination 56
Challenges
Adjusting To Fit the Situation
II. Natural Horse-Man-Ship--On the Ground 58
Attitude 59
Lateral Longeing
Principles, Purpose, and Time
Knowledge 62
Six Yields
Liberty
Distances and Approaches
Tools 72
Halter and Ropes
Sticks
Techniques 76
Approach and Retreat
Four-Step Formulas
Sensitizing and Desensitizing
Right- and Left-Handedness
Voice Cues
Preparatory Commands
Position to the Eye
Lateral Thinking
Techniques Horses Use on Humans
Lateral Longeing--Equipment, Gentle Test, Drive Line
Four-Phase Theory
Yields--Fingertip Yielding, Lead Rope and Longe Line Yielding
Longeing at Longer Distances
Application of Concepts and Techniques--Pre-Flight Checks on the Ground, Saddling, Pre-Flight Checks With Saddle, Trailer Loading
Time 120
Imagination 122
III. Natural Horse-Man-Ship--In the Saddle 126
Attitude 127
Knowledge 130
Mental, Emotional, and Physical Fitness for the Human
Mental, Emotional, and Physical Fitness for the Horse
Focus
Progressive Steps of Firmness (Ask, Tell, Promise)
Tools 140
Tools a Natural Horse-Man Would Use for Riding
Techniques 150
Focus
Rein Positions and Rein Functions
Rein Responsibility
Hands and Legs
Yielding to and From Pressure
Spurring
Independent Seat
Back Up
Slowing and Stopping
Side-Pass
Pre-Flight Checks in Saddle With Halter and Lead Rope
Control Drills
Departures and Transitions
Trotting Test
Cantering Test
Leads and Lead Changes
Cloverleaf Pattern
Challenges
Pre-Flight Checks With Snaffle Bit and Mecate Reins
Collection
Time 196
Horse and Human Timetable
80/20 Concept
Moment by Moment
Timing
Plan for Young Horses
Imagination 202
Imaginary Events
Simulator Games
Isolations
Parelli-Isms 208
Level 1 Test 210
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Very helpful with training and handling horses

    It offers a step-by-step guide along with pictures to help you get the most out of your relationship with your horse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2007

    some what informative

    not as informative as watching one of his clinics but there are things that are explained.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    Natural Horse-man-ship All the way

    I meet a younger lady that is now my best friend, she's 15 i'm 20, and she introduced me to NH Parelli style. SHe taught me alot of the book since i could not find it in any book store around me. I've been teaching this to the horses that i work with for over a year now and it has made a dramatic transformation with all the horses even down to the little minature/shetland cross to the wild rescue burro. It is a must way to train, it is logical and very well put. I reccomend this training method to all horse owners and trainers. If i had the money i'd buy the movies and other supplies to improve more on my present skills or even go so far as to attend his school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2004

    The best

    I have an abused horse, after 3 months of working very slowly, this horse is just about out of level 1. Very pleased with the results of the training. Would very much like to buy the training tapes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2003

    a must-read!

    A must-have for all horse enthusiasts, especially anyone who owns a horse. This book will teach you how horses think, and how you should start thinking/acting/behaving around your horses in order to get the best results with them - the natural way!

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