In language that is generously detailed and packed with meaning, Dorrance directs our attention to the many subtle things there are to notice about the ways that horses and humans operate. In these pages, he urges us to reach toward a deeper level of insight into horses and ourselves, as he ladles out a wealth of helpful information. With hundreds of illustrations, True Horsemanship Through Feel takes you step-by-step through the basic struggles that have characterized horse-human relations for centuries. Drawing on his years of experience, Bill Dorrance crafted a book that imparts the knowledge only previously available by word of mouth. (8 1/2 x 10 3/4, 400 pages, b&w photos)
|Publisher:||Diamond Lu Productions|
About the Author
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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