Training Your Foal: Raising a Foal From Birth to Backing

Training Your Foal: Raising a Foal From Birth to Backing

by Renate Ettl
     
 

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Training a foal is not child's play! It can be a fascinating experience, but it requires the correct mixture of experience, horse knowledge and intuitive feeling. The way a horse is trained and treated in its first two years - along with its inborn traits - determines how it will behave for the rest of its life. This book is full of useful information about the… See more details below

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Training a foal is not child's play! It can be a fascinating experience, but it requires the correct mixture of experience, horse knowledge and intuitive feeling. The way a horse is trained and treated in its first two years - along with its inborn traits - determines how it will behave for the rest of its life. This book is full of useful information about the physical, behavioural and mental development of the young horse and sets out the correct way of training a horse to be responsive, safe and enjoyable to ride. Anyone interested in horses will find this a fascinating book, as it explains much about horses' behaviour that so often at first sight seems impenetrably mysterious. * Essential basic knowledge, tips and suggestions, to ensure the successful training of your foal: - Imprint training - First learning steps - Learning with mother - - Weanlings and Yearlings - First public appearances - Sexual maturity - - Weaning the foal - Problems of 'adolescence' - Obedience & discipline - - First gymnastic exercises - First backing (mounting) the young horse - * Invaluable reference book for all horse owners, horse breeders and anyone rearing a foal.

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"Great color photos. . . . a very useful book that starts at the imminent signs of birth and continues through from foal imprinting to breaking in the young horse as a three-year-old."  —Valley Country

"Beautiful color pictures make this useful book even more enjoyable as Ettl shows you how to benefit your horse physically through simple manipulations and massage."  —American Quarter Horse Journal on Practical Horse Massage

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857886002
Publisher:
Cadmos Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
8 MB

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Meet the Author

Renate Ettl is an equine sports therapist, Western style rider, judge, and horse trainer. She is the author of Practical Horse Massage.

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