Expert horseman Bill Dorrance chose the name True Horsemanship Through Feel because “feel” is the language of horses. Learning that language can expand any horseman's knowledge and abilitieswhether he or she is learning to ride, train, or compete. In a writing style that is generously detailed and packed with meaning, Dorrance directs the reader’s attention to the many subtle things about how horses and humans act and interact. In these pages, he urges us to reach toward a deeper level of insight into horses and their riders, as he shares a wealth of helpful information. With hundreds of illustrations, True Horsemanship Through Feel takes the reader step by step through the basic challenges that have characterized horse-human relations for centuries. Drawing on his years of experience, Bill Dorrance has crafted a book that imparts knowledge previously available only by word of mouth.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.94(d)|
About the Author
Bill Dorrance (1906-1996) was a legendary livestock rancher and horseman.Leslie Desmond is an international horsemanship coach. She lives in Germany.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Bill Talks About How Important Feel Is to the Horse||1|
|Chapter 2||Learning How to Feel, and Relearning to Learn||15|
|Chapter 3||How I Got Feel Working for Me and My Horses||37|
|Chapter 4||How to Get Feel Working for You||57|
|Part 1||Teaching the Horse to Adjust His Head Position||79|
|Part 2||Teaching the Horse to Lead Up Real Free||95|
|Part 3||Backing and Leading Up One Step at a Time||115|
|Part 4||Teaching the Horse to Stand, and Other Important Things||141|
|Part 5||Stepping the Hindquarters Over||171|
|Part 6||Stepping the Front End Around||189|
|Part 7||Changing Directions, Through Feel||203|
|Chapter 5||Feeling of the Feet in the Different Gaits||223|
|Chapter 6||Trailer Loading||249|
|Chapter 7||Knots that are Needed for Tying Your Equipment||265|
|Chapter 8||Some Questions and Bill's Answers||275|
What People are Saying About This
A most extraordinary book! This is the book horse lovers all over the world
have been waiting for. It's the book they should have.
(Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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If a horse could write a book this is what he would want you to know. Any level of experience can benefit from this book. I grew up with horses and I have seen many ways of handling a horse. This is the best.
If you want more out of yourself and your horse invest in this book. It could take your horsemanship to a better place.
An inspiring and enlightening view into the what and the how of horse motivation. Very helpful for amateur horse owners and most professional horse trainers across America and the world-at-large. Would recommend to persons of all ages who have horses in their care or ownership.