Horse Training for Beginners: Ownership, Training, Leadership and Safety Basics by Dave Wyatt
Horse Training 101 Welcome to the wonderful world of horse training. It's a challenging, serious task that is not to be taken lightly. Dave Wyatt cautions readers that you are safer on the back of a motorcycle than you are when you are riding horseback. That is exactly why it's vital to identify and purchase a good-natured, trainable, horse and then properly train your new horse to obey and respect you. Author Dave Wyatt kicks off with a detailed breakdown on the cost of caring for a horse and the potential hazards involved in training and interacting with your newly purchased horse. Because horses are so large and independent-minded they can be hard to control. To start off on the right foot, Wyatt provides specific suggestions to help you select the best horse. Once you begin training, it's important to avoid making common newbie mistakes that are dangerous or that can interfere with progress so Wyatt includes an entire chapter focusing on that issue. Throughout this guide, vital training issues are discussed, such as: o establishing a respectful and trusting bond with your horse o using voice commands o lead rope training o handling behavioral issues o teaching longer slides Since there are times when you might have to transport your horse using a trailer, Wyatt also provides detailed information on how to load your horse safely into a trailer while avoiding the 5 common errors that can quickly turn the entire loading experience into a dangerous, stressful nightmare. Take a giant step towards responsible horse ownership and training by tapping into the expert training advice provided in this enlightening beginners' guide.