A study of equine intelligence and human prejudice, aimed at every rider, whatever their level or area of interest.
Author: Lesley Skipper
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
A study of equine intelligence and human prejudice, aimed at every rider, whatever their level or area of interest. The author asks people to examine their perceptions of the horse and to consider the animal's intelligence, emotions, social organization, communication and learning.
The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses Allan J. Hamilton. This is a
good way to learn to control your chi. Draining all of the chi out of the whip
permits you to cast the end of the whip back and forth over your horse's back. As
Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
Since the 1800s, scientists have been discovering how animals of many species
both learn and adapt to their surroundings. The insights we now have into the
mind of every species, including the horse, are astounding. The learning abilities
Author: Emma Lethbridge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory, and how to apply it in a way that is both efficient for training and holds the horse’s welfare paramount. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource for those wishing to better understand their horse’s behavior, and to make the most of that understanding to improve their training techniques.
You instantly conclude that after all this, your horses are clearly totally
MISERABLE and that your dream farm is just a ... As I repeated that logic flow to
myself, like a mantra, over and over again, my mind finally latched onto the “filth”
Author: Janet G. Miller
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This book is a "MUST READ" for those who are planning to build a horse barn/farm, those who are just dreaming of someday building one, those on a limited budget, those on a limitless budget (because you will still have to give direction to your planners and architects to make sure you wind up with a functional barn/farm, and the one you wanted), those looking to buy an existing farm, those of you boarding, and anyone who rides or is thinking about riding (because the horse's housing and care will contribute to the horse's overall temperament and ability to perform). The author offers hard facts and information from her real life experience building and operating her own horse farm and her more than twenty years of horse ownership and hunter/jumper show competition. Anecdotal stories and "lessons" (epiphanies) are included to emphasize points to help readers avoid making mistakes in their own barn/farm construction projects.
Stephen Budiansky, The Nature of Horses (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson,
1997), 84‒85.... exceptionally large... Leslie Skipper, Inside Your Horse's Mind: A
Study of Equine Intelligence and Human Prejudice (London: J. A. Allen, 1999),
Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: New World Library
Do horses make choices? How do they seem to know what people are thinking and feeling? Are horses spiritual beings with a destiny all their own? If so, how is this destiny connected with humanity's future? How does the equine mind compare with the human mind? What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus. In it she intertwines the story of the spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare Rasa with compelling neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and first-hand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy. She delves into the mental and spiritual processes behind the magical connections people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. She skillfully describes the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive — what she calls the "wisdom of the prey" — as well as a feminine wisdom found in her powerful interactions with horses, bringing to the page subtleties that women riders have intuited for centuries. Blending her extraordinary experience — what some would consider paranormal — with a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, Kohanov delivers a ground-breaking work sure to interest both longtime riders and readers interested in the leading edge of animal perception and animal-human communication.
h r1 Taking on Your Horse's Health In This Chapter > Recognizing a healthy
horse > Knowing the horse's mind and its connection to health > Doing horse
care and exercising every day > Exploring equine nutrition and disease > Taking
Author: Audrey Pavia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
Your. Horse. Using. “Natural. Horsemanship”. Pressure. &. Release. Some
people call it “Join Up.” Some call it “Hooking on.” Using “Natural ... Through
moving a horse, and directing its movements, we can reach the horse's mind.
First, get the ...
Author: Nancy Kerson
How to gentle and train wild horses (Mustangs, Brumbies) This new, improved Second edition includes an expanded adoption and training section, plus Wild Horse History.
“It's at 2:00 at the Institute, right?” “Right.” “I'll see how it goes. So, I'm going to
take off,” she said, pulling some jeans from the dresser. “The horse can't wait for,
maybe, twenty minutes or so?” he asked, with his eyes inviting her to come back
Author: Alan Krohn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Set during the short, dark days of a Michigan winter, The Mind's Eye takes the reader into the psychoanalytic consulting room and into the mind of Ivan Weiss, a gifted but troubled, psychoanalyst. Weiss' life is disintegrating. His daughter was recently raped, the clinic he directs is facing a sexual harassment charge, and paranoid worries about his wife's fidelity, which had plagued him in the past, are resurfacing. When his wife disappears, leaving an enigmatic note, and his daughter goes missing, his world totally flies apart. The story ranges from the quiet of the analytic consulting room in Ann Arbor to the south of France to a police chase in the devastated areas of downtown Detroit. It is about the present and secrets from the past.
A 21st-Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding and Horse-And
-Rider Well-Being Linda Tellington-Jones. About Being Nice to Your Horse...with
Boundaries Now, just because you love your horse, and just because you are ...
Author: Linda Tellington-Jones
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
"A new approach to the classical methods of training dressage horses--methods that can cause the animals undue physical and emotional distress--these powerful new techniques from world-renowned horse trainer and behaviorist Linda Tellington-Jones improve not only the dressage horse's performance but also its well-being. The guide employs the author's legendary TTouch method and features practical dressage-training information on topics such as relaxing the overly touchy horse, focusing the overly playful horse, improving balance and transitions, and solving problems with stage fright. In addition to the providing the tips and techniques needed to ensure that the horse relishes its role in the art of dressage, numerous case studies of the top horses, riders, and trainers Tellington-Jones has worked with in her career are also included"--
Thinking Outside the Stall and Other Lessons I Learned from My Horse Cheryl
Kimball. with a few ... Self-preservation is a strong thing in prey animals and to
watch this instinct take over a horse's mind is a sight to behold. Some of what I ...
Author: Cheryl Kimball
Publisher: Conari Press
A funny, poignant look at how horse sense has brought one woman wisdom about life and leadership: “You’ll enjoy this book.”—Buck Brannaman, author of The Faraway Horses Horses teach life’s great lessons—about the importance of consistency, the value of leading by respect instead of dominance, the wisdom of practicing patience instead of trying to force things. Horsewoman and author Cheryl Kimball uses endearing real-life stories of working with horses to reveal what these remarkable animals have taught her about managing a company, being a leader for employees in times of trouble, and living everyday life more deeply and authentically. You don’t need a horse to apply the life lessons of Horse Wise. Sharing entertaining and enlightening stories, Kimball explains how the lessons learned from the horse world apply to the world of people and our relationships with each other—and ourselves. When we put ourselves in a horse’s shoes, we gain compassion and wisdom—and we get what we need.
Gently bring your mind back to observing your horse and your quiet connection.
Each time you feel distracted by your mind or a noise, bring your awareness back
to your horse and to your own breathing. Notice how your horse's sides rise and ...
Author: Kate Solisti-Mattelon
Publisher: Council Oak Books
Horses have inspired, awed, and worked alongside humans for centuries, but have we really ever gotten to know them? In Conversations with Horse, professional animal communicator Kate Solisti-Mattelon takes us inside the mind of the majestic equine, revealing hidden insights from the equine spirit. She breaks through the species barrier and goes beyond personal animal stories to ask horses what it is they want to tell us. By reading about horses' innermost thoughts and feelings, horse lovers of all kinds will learn how to reestablish the original contract of love, trust, and mutual respect between equines and humans. You will learn how horses, as a species, have committed to bringing humans into balance with self and with other physical beings on our great planet. Horses give us many gifts, but perhaps the greatest gift of all is to teach humans to trust.
Korhan for his part was striving to touch his horses mind, failing at every attempt.
Eventually Vashni called over to him. 'Ri§ine, quiet your mind! You are trying too
hard! You should not have to try at all, as soon as this task seems to require ...
Author: Martyn Stanley
Publisher: Martyn Stanley
*"Deathsworn Arc 1: The Last Dragon Slayer" is now FREE to download!* Imperial Wizard Saul Karza has dragged himself and his companions through hell. Instead of falling into the Empress's arms and re-kindling their relationship, he finds she has regained her lost youth, leaving him old and frail. His strong position at court is at risk, as thanks to Brael's 'Truth', he is forced to make a stand against the tyranny of the church. Even if he can maintain his position, he risks losing more than one companion to the brutal 'Blood Trials'. The Deathsworn Arc Series of Dark, Epic Fantasy Adventure Novels:- Deathsworn Arc : The Last Dragon Slayer Deathsworn Arc 2 : The Verkreath Horror Deathsworn Arc 3 : The Blood Queen
The follow-up to the successful Pilates for Riders, this book outlines the connections within - the different factors affecting the horse/rider partnership (e.g. rider biomechanics, horse posture and proprioception, saddle balance, mental ...
Author: Lindsay Wilcox-Reid
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
The follow-up to the successful Pilates for Riders, this book outlines the connections within - the different factors affecting the horse/rider partnership (e.g. rider biomechanics, horse posture and proprioception, saddle balance, mental focus, how horses lean).
As a practical matter, if you hold your horse on the line to a fence for a stride or
two, but turn away several strides before the fence, no fair-minded judge can
penalize you. At the same time, you will have turned on your horse's brain in the
Author: William Steinkraus
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
A revised and updated edition of a classic work on horses and horsemanship by one of the most acclaimed riders in show jumping history.
When you stand in front of a “bit wall” at a tack shop trying to select the best bit for
your horse, many factors should ... Other physical characteristics to bear in mind
include your horse's age, the width of his jaw, the length and depth of his mouth,
Author: Jessica Jahiel
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Jessica Jahiel explains everything you need to know about the different types of bits and how they work so that you can decide which one is best for your horse, your goals, and your budget. She also shows you how to position and adjust bits correctly and goes over the options for riders who prefer not to use a bit at all.
In this section we will sketch in the fundamental considerations that we need to
have in mind when we look at horse ... If you can empathise with your horse's
view of the world you can get a feel for the kind of emotions that he might feel in ...
Author: Heather Simpson
Publisher: Random House
Over the last few years there has been a revolution in the way we think about horses. At last we have clear ideas about how horses see the world, and about how they feel about themselves and the things we ask them to do. This book helps us to put these insights to work. Emotional Healing for Horses and Ponies brings together the skills of expert horsewoman and animal behaviourist Heather Simpson and those of leading Bach flower remedy experts Stefan Ball and Judy Howard. Together they describe how complementary medicine and simple changes in handling and housing routines can immeasurably improve the lives of our horses. Anybody who has been inspired by the tales of horse whisperers will find in this book practical steps that we can all take to give our horses happier and more joyful lives.
Your horse has just told you “I'll go along with you only so far.” Worse, he's told
you he's ready to rebel to get his way. It doesn't take a genius to see that such
rebellions (whether in the horse's mind or acted out in the real world) can lead to
Author: Keith Hosman
Publisher: Keith Hosman
This is indeed the English version. The error listed below (the swapped German version) has been corrected. If you're starting a horse or need to turn around an older horse that's proving a challenge, round pen training is your very first step. The changes you can make there are amazing - but to make these advances, you'll need to know that there is a tried-and-true system. It's more than simply running a horse around in circles; there are objective and progressive steps. It's easy - but you can't go in without a plan. This guide to the proven methods of John Lyons, shows you exactly what to do, in which specific order, and why. Follow this material as written to turn around older horses, those "set in their ways," as well. Section I of "Round Penning: First Steps to Starting a Horse" gives you a 5-day, step-by-step plan to take with you to the round pen. Section II goes on to offer 10 more lessons that you'll need to teach your young horse at this point in his life, (haltering, leading, lungeing, vices, gaining respect, hoof care, trailer loading & more). Train your horse: * to become a willing partner * to deal with its fear * to be ready for the first farrier visit * to be much safer for you and your family to be around Build a strong foundation for your green horse - or reset the attitude of a more mature horse. Do it today! He's only getting bigger! Contents: Section I: Round Penning Day One: Where Do I Start? Day Two: Come To Me Day Three: Spook in Place Day Four: Sacking Out Day Five: Picking Up Feet Section II: Beyond the Round Pen * How to Halter Train a Horse * Teaching Your Horse to Lead * Leading a Stubborn Horse * Lungeing a Horse: How, When & Why * Manners & Vices * Biting Horses * Whoever Moves First Loses (How to Get Respect) * "I'm Scared of My Horse, Please Help" (The Intimidating Horse) * Trailer Training Your Horse Using the Roundpen * Cool trick or fix for problems at the mounting block: Teach a Horse to Sidepass Toward You on the Ground * Is My Horse Hard to Train... Because of His Feet? *Note: This book does not address first saddling, it brings you right up to that point. That'd be the next step.
Although this method is probably easiest on the horse owner, there are times
when it's not feasible to wait for a veterinarian. Sometimes a ... Keep in mind that
the horse's brain is small and high, located at the top of his head. The best way to
Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.