Body Language of Horses

Body Language of Horses

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Body Language of Horses by Tom Ainslee, Tom Ainslie, Bonnie Ledbetter

Horses communicate with remarkable accuracy in a language of posture, gesture and sound. They express their needs, wishes and emotions to each other and to the rare human being who understands them. After reading this unprecedented, exciting and up-lifting book, you will understand the equine language. You therefore will know how to recognize:

A happy horse. A frightened horse. An angry horse. A bored horse. A grieving horse. A frustrated horse. A horse horse in pain. A playful horse. A proud horse. An eagerly competitive horse. And many horses more!

Moreover, you will know how to reassure the frightened, calm the angry, comfort the grieving, divert the bored — and deal with most other human-equine difficulites. You will know how to educate a foal or rehabilitate a rogue. You will know how to look at race horses on their way to the starting gate and differentiate the likely winners from the losers.

You even will know how to buy a horse.

But best of all, you will finally understand what these grand animals are all about, and you will know better than ever before how they (and we) fit into nature's scheme of things.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688036201
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/28/1980
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 388,200
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Tom Ainslie, the leading authority on race handicapping, is author of The Complete Horseplayer, Ainslie on Jockeys, Ainslie's Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapper's Handbook, Theory and Practice of Handicapping, Ainslie's Complete Guide to Harness Racing, Ainslie's Complete Hoyle and Ainslie's Encyclopedia of Thoroughbred Handicapping.

Tom Ainslie, the leading authority on race handicapping, is author of The Complete Horseplayer, Ainslie on Jockeys, Ainslie's Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapper's Handbook, Theory and Practice of Handicapping, Ainslie's Complete Guide to Harness Racing, Ainslie's Complete Hoyle and Ainslie's Encyclopedia of Thoroughbred Handicapping.

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Polish_Dragon More than 1 year ago
What great book, everything you need to know on how to recognize what horse is doing and needs just by its body launguage. Lots of real life stories, and it has helped me in my riding, and training of horses.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
to understand what the book is about. The description on here is very poor. I have read this book several times now and I feel that it is actually a note worthy book. It was the first book to come out with 'horses are intelligent'. Although all of the information is based on personal experience, it is a very helpful. Tom Ainsle is a racing person so most of the book is actually on reading racehorses to place bets. It doesn't touch handicapping BUT you can spot the winners in a race from the paddock. There is a look you learn to spot of who is having a 'great hair day' and will tear up the track. The information on training is all common sense and to focus on what you can do, not on what you can't do. It does leave a lot up to the reader. It is more an introduction than a handbook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was raised around horses, but didn't realize how to read much of the horses' body english.This book was fun to read and helped me understand my horses' wants and needs. This better understanding helps build trust and when you have your horses' trust he will really perform for you.It is also great reading for novices as they can foresee a dangerous situation and prevent an accident.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was going to explain how horses' body language communicated their needs, wishes and emotions. I was wrong because it doesn't. Less than half of the book covers what I thought the entire book was about. What a misleading title! The material it did cover that related to the title was very simplistic and obvious. About a quarter of the book covers how to handle problems. The book does this ineffectively. It is not a horse training manual and therefore presents deceptively simple, and sometimes incorrect, solutions. There is another section on foal training but again this book is not a training manual for foals. The rest of the book has miscellaneous other chapters thrown in. It mixes weird topics such as how a trainer 'fixed' a rogue horse, what bettors should look for at the racetrack and how to buy a horse. Be careful with this one if you think you'll get an entire book relating to the title!