Driving Horses

Author: Steve Bowers
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345708
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Many people keep horses as pets, but according to Steve Bowers and Marlen Steward, both horse and owner actually get more pleasure out of having a job to do, whether it's pleasure driving, harness racing or pulling a load of hay. Driving Horses shows you how to get the most out of your horse's power while establishing a relationship of confidence and trust. Learn how to hitch your horse to an implement, how to maintain correct lateral and longitudinal alignment, how to use various harness and collars, and more. Step-by-step colour photos show you how to accomplish all these tasks quickly and efficiently. Driving Horses is an indispensable how-to guide for first-time and seasoned horse owners and drivers alike - whether you have one horse or six, and whether you're using them to plow a field or pull a pleasure cart.

Long Reining to Break Horses to Harness

Author: Heinrich Freiherr Von Senden
Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783861279631
Format: PDF, ePub
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RIDING & HORSEMANSHIP. Working with long reins is an ideal and, above all, safe way to break horses to harness, and to train the driving horse correctly. This book is an essential training book for all drivers and horse trainers. Heinrich Freiherr von Senden, a successful driver and horse trainer, has developed a structured training programme. Beginning with work on the single lunge, moving on to long reins and then on to the initial hitching, he gives tips and advice from his accumulated wealth of experience, explaining how potential problems can be successfully resolved.

Breaking a Horse to Harness

Author: Sallie Walrond
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9781908809247
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this paperback edition of Sallie Walrond's classic work, step-by-step colour photos guide the reader through the author's tried-and-tested training techniques. The author's lucid, easy-to-follow text provides all the necessary background information, including advice on lungeing, long-reining, fitting the harness, bitting, putting to, driving techniques, safety and road training, to enable an averagely competent horse owner to produce a horse who will go happily and willingly in harness whether the animal concerned is an unbroken two-year-old or an outgrown family pony. Sallie Walrond takes the mystery out of breaking a horse to harness; this reliable and popular book shows the way.

Farming with Horses

Author: Steve Bowers
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760323137
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the early twentieth century, the proliferation of farm tractors dramatically eased the burden on America’s farmers. It seemed the day of the horse-drawn plough was well over. And yet today, with a new generation working smaller spreads for reasons of necessity, economics, or personal conviction, draft horses are going back to work in a big way, and proving their worth once more. This book, by a widely respected trainer of working horses, aims to show those new to farming with horses—or those simply in need of a brush-up—everything they need to make the old ways work like new. With a wealth of color illustrations and clear, to-the-point prose, Farming with Horses reviews the different types of harness and collar, explains how to select a work horse and how to hitch a horse to an implement, and fully describes lateral and longitudinal alignment, rein grips, and every other aspect of farming with horses.

Carriage Driving

Author: Heike Bean
Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 9781620455920
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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""A book that will take the most novice beginner and permit him or her to progress to any level of driving with a clear understanding of how and why things are done."" --William E. Miller, M.D., President, American Driving Society ""[The authors] obviously know their subject well and treat it with much sensitivity and wisdom. I only wish I had this book before I started my driving program."" --Sasha Rockefeller The modern bible of carriage driving . . . now back by popular demand Widely renowned as the definitive book on training the driving horse, ""Carriage Driving"" offers an easy-to-follow, practical guide to this increasingly popular sport. The philosophy is simple but remarkably effective: If driving is as much fun for your horse as it is for you, he will be a willing partner in the endeavor. With that in mind, ""Carriage Driving"" focuses on building a strong physical, mental, and emotional relationship with your horse. Equine mechanics, selecting the right bit and tack, harnessing, and ground training are just a few of the topics addressed. Drivers at any level will benefit greatly from this groundbreaking book, which has stood for more than a decade as the preeminent resource on training a balanced, responsive, and safe driving horse.

The New Horse Powered Farm

Author: Stephen Leslie
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584161
Format: PDF
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The New Horse-Powered Farm is the first book of its kind, offering wisdom and techniques for using horse power on the small farm or homestead. It sets the stage for incorporating draft power on the farm by presenting necessary information for experienced and novice teamsters alike, including getting started with workhorses; the merits of different draft breeds; various training systems for the horse and teamster; haying with horses, seeding crops, and raising small grains; in-depth coverage of tools and systems; and managing a woodlot, farm economics, education, agritourism, and more. It's a must-have resource for any farmer, homesteader, or teamster seeking to work with draft power in a closed-loop farming system.

Art of Working Horses

Author: Lynn R Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781885210197
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Authored by the a world recognized expert on the subject; here in stories and pictures is the authoritative, modern-day, examination of the teamster's craft and the world of horse farming. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of color photographs explaining and depicting the horse in harness and at work.

Back to Basics

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602392331
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A lavishly illustrated revision of a top-selling primer invites readers to develop healthier, more environmentally friendly, and self-sufficient living skills that are less reliant on technology, in a resource that shares step-by-step instructions for such capabilities as raising chickens, making cheese, and building a log cabin.