Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Maxwell puts his own training with world famous 'horse whisperer' Monty Roberts into practice, highlighting the importance of the relationship between human and equine body language, and showing the handler how to use it to build a successful and trusting partnership with his horse. The emphasis is put on prevention rather than cure.
Author: Pippa Funnell
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2005-03-01
The formative training of a young horse is crucial to its future, making the difference between a positive, willing ride and a troubled under-achiever. This book shows how international eventer, Pippa Funnell-well known for her ability to get the best out of the youngsters she rides N builds a successful bond with the young horse. Using Pippa's personal experience and specially commissioned photographs of the on-going training of her own horses, every step of the process is covered, from assessing potential and backing through to the first competition and beyond. Every rider, whatever their discipline, wants a rewarding partnership with their horse, and this book will show how to lay the essential early groundwork.
HORSES & PONIES. Raise a confident and happy horse through sensitive training! Correct training follows from knowledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviourally. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic knowledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: Imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.
Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: David & Charles
Release Date: 2008-08-10
Give your young horse the best start by building a solidfoundation with this essential training guide, from newborn foal to adulthorse. Dip in and out of the four distinct sections to solvespecific problems, regardless of your horse's age. Tackle new experiencescalmly and with confidence by following the step-by-step sequences withexplanatory captions and practical tips. Richard begins the book with Making the Decision, coveringall the general areas that you should know when buying or breeding a youngster.Richard explores what has changed with working with horses and why over theyears, from using round pens and join-up, focusing on owners as well as horses,to creating a training pyramid plan to follow an organized training regime witha logical progression to help you and your horse achieve your goals. Richardasks the important questions you need to answer before committing to owning ayoungster and runs through the 10 training principles. He highlights theimportance of repetition, establishing a clear means of communication betweenyou and your horse, and understanding how the horse’s brain works, from theright side to the left side. There are also areas of special mention: orphanfoals and keeping entires. The second chapter runs through training your horse from 0–6months. Maxwell encourages you to develop your foal’s brain from the verybeginning. From imprinting and halter training to leading and weaning, thesection covers all of the basic techniques for training for your foul at thisinfluential time. The third part of the book looks at preparing your horse fora working life at 6 months–3 years. Maxwell teaches you further haltertechniques, tying up, desensitization, techniques for avoiding the challengingyear when the horse turns two, tips on preparing for the farrier, bathing,clipping, injections and preparing for loading with a comprehensivestep-by-step guide to loading. He also covers preparing for a bridle andcircling work. Part 4, Backing and Riding On, focuses on horses aged 3years+. The chapter explains how to: introduce the first saddle, the firstbridle, to teach your young horse to accept the bit, to introduce long-lining,to introduce a rider using a dummy, to back your youngster, and to desensitizeon the move. Maxwell goes on to show a day-by-day guide to riding from day one,concluding with an interesting selection of real-life case studies that demonstratethe effectiveness of Maxwell's methods for molding a young horse into a safe,rewarding ride. With valuable checklists, step-by-step instructions, anduseful question and answer sections at the end of each chapter, Richard Maxwellreally does provide all the essential information you will need to effectivelytrain your young horse.
In 20 lessons, each building on the previous one, use stress-free conditioned-response techniques to teach an equine youngster groundwork basics. Build skills, confidence, trust, and communication. Lay a strong foundation for future under-saddle work in all disciplines.
This spellbinding memoir details the extraordinary life of Monty Roberts: a man whose gentle, compassionate training methods - transforming the once brutal practice of horse-breaking throughout the world - are redefining the way we think about communication, not only between other species but between ourselves. Over the past year, more than a million people have been uplifted by Roberts' book - from animal lovers to business leaders, and everyone in between. Amusing, poignant, riveting and humane, The Man Who Listens to Horses is that rare book that brings us into the company of a man and his magic, and opens us to the world of animals.
Horses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how. Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider. Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.
Author: Josephine Knowles
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
Release Date: 1993
Includes: Care and handling of the foal ; educating one and two-year-olds ; lungeing and long-reining ; backing and bitting ; schooling on the flat and over poles ; horse care, management and feeding ; retraining difficult and nervous horses ; saddlery and equipment ; travelling and road safety ; dealing with behaviour problems and vice.
Our comprehensive guide on breeding, feeding and animal husbandry Many horse owners dream of having a foal from their own mare. However, irrespective of the delights associated with this experience, the pregnancy of the mare and the growth of the foal demand a high degree of care, patience and knowledge. This practical manual provides a comprehensive guide on the subjects of breeding, feeding and husbandry of a mare and foal for the private horse owner. The reader will find all the necessary information about covering the mare, correct feeding during the late pregnancy and lactating period, the birth of the foal as well as the appropriate care of the foal.
Olympic gold-medal-winner Ingrid Klimke was born under a bright star when it came to fulfilling dreams of equestrian greatness. Her father, the renowned Dr. Reiner Klimke, was an Olympic rider himself, and he instilled his principles of training and riding with the good of the horse in mind in his daughter at a young age. Ingrid has furthered her father’s esteemed legacy, modernizing two of the classic works by her father—the bestselling The New Basic Training of the Young Horse and Cavalletti—and tirelessly championing a balanced, fair, and caring system of training the horse that ensures his physical and mental well-being even while preparing him for the very top levels of international competition. And now Ingrid has written a book of her own, detailing her personal system of bringing a horse along through the stages of progressive development, and providing readers guidelines and exercises to ensure success without stress at each milestone. The result is surely a joyful partnership between rider and horse that will go the distance.
Foals imprint on their mothers and are guided by instinct. But over time they get accustomed to humans and can be reared to become trusting, faithful playmates and companions. Therefore, establishing good behaviour at the outset is fundamental to creating a well-adjusted adult horse. The authors, using their extensive experience and personal stories, explain how to balance natural behaviour with training methods to develop a well-behaved horse. The approach is knowledgeable and patient and is based on mutual respect between horse and rider. Key exercises are explained in the text by a great variety of photos, and can also be used with older horses. Practical topics covered include vaccination, hoofcare, herd behaviour, feeding and housing. The reader is guided through the health, well-being, training, education and attitude of the first three years of a horse's life, with a focus on building trust throughout. Foals and Young Horses is a good companion guide for horse owners, riders and especially breeders. It will also be of interest to equine science students and para-professionals.