Storey's Guide to Training Horses: Ground Work, Driving, Riding

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Every horse is different. That's why Heather Smith Thomas tailors her training style to the temperament of each individual horse. at every stage of its development. Covering everything from basic safety to retraining a horse that has ...
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Every horse is different. That's why Heather Smith Thomas tailors her training style to the temperament of each individual horse. at every stage of its development. Covering everything from basic safety to retraining a horse that has acquired bad habits, this is an essential handbook for all horseowners.
Storey's Guide to Training Horses explains how to train a horse for:
  • English
  • Western
  • Trail Riding
  • Jumping
  • Dressage
  • Driving
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Editorial Reviews

Chronicle of the Horse - Patricia Booker
"If you want to learn to train a horse from start to finish, Heather will provide you with a staight-foward and logical trail to take you there"
-Patricia Booker, Managing Editor, Chronicle of the Horse
From the Publisher

“…a superbly organized and expertly presented resource…” –Wisconsin Bookwatch

“Thomas is truly comprehensive in her approach, drawing from the very best aspects of various training methods.” -Equine Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580174671
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/31/2003
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Smith Thomas raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 10 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, and Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction 1
1. Basic Safety Practices 4
2. Horse Sense and Training Psychology 43
3. Handling and Training the Foal 71
4. Handling and Training the Weanling 105
5. Handling and Training the Yearling and the Two-Year-Old 122
6. More Ground Work before You Ride 163
7. Bits and Their Uses 182
8. Bitting and Driving 208
9. First Mounted Lessons 242
10. First Rides in the Open 265
11. The Walk 288
12. The Trot 303
13. Lightness and Collection 325
14. The Gallop, the Canter, and the Lope 339
15. Further Schooling 358
16. Trailer Training 394
17. Retraining the Spoiled Horse 418
Epilogue 465
Appendixes 467
A. Equine Anatomy 469
B. Gait Sequences 470
C. Resources 472
Glossary 479
Index 489
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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Love this book!

    I absolutely love this book! It is very informative, practical, and easy to understand. Covers ground training/imprinting to beginning cavaletti training. Cover ground driving in-depth, which is very hard to find.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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