Taking readers beyond the concept of "joining-up" with their horse, this book shows how to work with your horse each day, taking into account his specific needs. Whilst ideal for training the young horse, the authors also show how common behavioural problems in older horses can be worked on effectively.
Self-assessment checklists at the end of each chapter enable you to test your understanding of the concepts as you go. All a better relationship with your horse requires is for you to keep an open mind and let the horse be your teacher. Let Think Like Your Horse show you how.
|Product dimensions:||7.66(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.56(d)|
Table of Contents
|Where It All Began||6|
|1||A Natural Horse||23|
|2||Crossing the Divide||35|
|4||Training as a Science||71|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Although I've not heard of him previously, from the text in the book it appears that Peace may be Britain's answer to the "natural horsemanship" movement. Much of the content mirrors what you might hear from Dennis Reis or Clinton Anderson, but with terminology like "napping" (balking, or refusal) and "bolshy" (resistant or sulky). It makes reading a bit more entertaining for non-European audiences - or at least me.The book is well-organized and detailed, however the text is dense and very dry. I found the pictures detailing step by step progression much more useful - in fact, the full color photography is gorgeous, and the accompanying short descriptions and insets worth referring back to. There were several "bad" behaviors described which really ought to be dealt with by an experienced horse person or professional not by the average amateur horse owner. On the whole, while this would not be the first book I would buy on horse training, it's a useful addition to my collection.