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How To Break and Train The Western Horse Farnam Horse Library #104
How To Break and Train The Western Horse Farnam Horse Library 104 Author:Dave Jones Good horse trainers are also good people. There is some truth to the belief that good horsemen are born-not made- but as a horse can be trained to exhibit the desirable qualities, so can a horseman. Patience, calmness, consistency, willingness, and flexibility must be employed in the training of any horse. Even the most stubborn outlaw can be ha... more »ndled with sound management.
Basic training principals are essential. Without a sound foundation on which to build, the novice and professional trainer may as well hang it up. There is no sure-fire, overnight method for breaking and training a horse. The horse himself and his particular trainer determine the amount of time spent in the work environment.
As babies first become aware of their surroundings in a very limited basis-so must the horse. The arena is his crib. Let him learn to walk before he runs. Individual personalities-both human and equine-must meet and measure one another. In this way a firm partnership can be established to form a winning combination.« less