Right from the Start: Create a Sane, Soft, Well-Balanced Horseby Michael Schaffer
When you see a horse under saddle that looks light, elegant, and graceful—as though he’s having the best time of his life—that horse is moving in “true balance.” Right from the Start introduces trainers and riders to the fundamentals of training a horse to perform with these desirable qualities. Author Michael Schaffer offers clear instruction on his unique methods of starting young horses as well as re–schooling those that lack a good training foundation. Using techniques both on the ground and under saddle, Schaffer reveals the key to success—teaching the horse to soften and move into the rider’s hand. Right from the Start offers training principles that produce happy, well–trained horses, enabling riders to succeed in any area of the sport they choose—dressage, jumping, reining, trail, or just riding for fun. Michael Schaffer has trained horses professionally for more than 25 years; he works out of New Start Farm in central New Jersey.
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About the Author
MIKE SCHAFFER has worked as a professional horseman for over thirty-five years and has trained both horses and riders through the FEI levels. He is well-known for his skill at making difficult horses easier, and for transforming average horses into something special. He teaches and trains on a daily basis, and regularly gives clinics and seminars throughout the United States. Mike lives in eastern Pa. where he resides with his dogs- "Dawg" and "Puppet."
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