From Leading to Liberty: 100 Training Games Your Horse Will Want to Play

From Leading to Liberty: 100 Training Games Your Horse Will Want to Play

by Jutta Wiemers


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In this book, Jutta Wiemers describes 100 "smart" games through which you can achieve a perfect partnership with your horse. The games are progressive and range from simple leading and lungeing, through to circus tricks (curtseying, kneeling, lying down or sitting on command, Spanish walk, and even the Hungarian post). Along the way there are other fun-packed games involving balance, sure-footedness, agility, and confidence building. All the proposed games are beneficial to the horse—they will keep his body healthy, while his mind is stimulated. The training suggested is sometimes ambitious but always playful, and performed entirely without pressure. Hundreds of illustrations (drawn by the author) clarify the sequence of training steps and detail the required body language of the trainer. Training your horse with these games will open a gate to your horse's soul and change your relationship with him forever. For his part, your horse will become self-confident, happy and very dependable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780851319759
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 735,676
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jutta Wiemers began riding and vaulting at the age of 10. She has been training and teaching vaulting, coaching and judging throughout North America and Europe for the past 30 years. Her emphasis is always "safety first" and her training records are proof that the sport of vaulting can be learned without injuries. She is also a Circus Gym trainer with many suggestions of how to get to know your horses better, and make them bomb-proof and motivated, healthier and happier by playing intelligent games with them. Jutta Wiemers is an architect living in Vancouver, Canada.

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