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What Your Horse Wants You to Know : What Horses'
What Your Horse Wants You to Know What Horses' Bad Behavior Means and How to Correct It
Author: Gincy Self Bucklin
ISBN-13: 9780764540851
ISBN-10: 0764540858
Publication Date: 10/3/2003
Pages: 208
Rating:
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4.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Howell Book House
Book Type: Paperback
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Very good to the point training tips on how to get along with your horse.
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Please don't consider this book comprehensive. You can't walk into the field or stall armed with just this and train your horse. It covers four methods of training: clicker training, Parelli, round pen training (Lyons) and Tellington Ttouch. I happen to love all four methods and think they can be used together. This book provides an overview, but you will need other references once you choose one (or more) method that feels right for you.

My suggestion is to choose one of the above and begin at the beginning. Teach your horse to respect you and your space and to regard you as his herd leader, and therefore his safety. That will solve a lot of horse "bad behavior" in itself.

But not everything. And when you need a book on your shelf to reference what to do if your horse won't pick up his feet, or is "cinchy", or cribs.... this is a good one. A VERY good one. But do your homework first. As Pat Parelli says, "Take the time it takes, so it takes less time."