Teaching Your Horse to Overcome Fears

Author: Laura Harrison McBride
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426337
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"De-Spook" Your Horse An umbrella opening, a tree branch creaking, a tarp flapping in the wind, a dusty shadow in the back of the barn -- what seems benign to the human eye often terrifies a horse. His immediate response? Screech to a halt, buck, twirl, and run like the dickens! What can a rider do but hang on? In fact, there is plenty a rider can do to "de-spook" a horse, and Teaching Your Horse to Overcome Fears tells you how. Following the advice of renowned trainers such as John Lotito, Pat Parelli, and Mark Rashid, you'll learn how to reprogram your horse's fear response so that, when startled, he may unnerve you, but he won't unseat you. These trainers offer proven tips on training your horse in a manner that is gentle, effective, and long-lasting. And you'll delve into the most exciting "alternative" therapies for high-strung horses, including herbal remedies, aromatherapy, shamaniac healing, and body work.

The Psychology of the Human Animal Bond

Author: Christopher Blazina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441997616
Format: PDF, ePub
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There have been dramatic increases in the financial, emotional, and psychological investment in pets over the past four decades. The increasing importance of animal companions in people's lives has resulted in growing emphasis on the human-animal bond within academic literature. This book introduces practicing and emerging professionals to vital subject matter concerning this growing specialty area by providing an essential framework and information through which to consider the unique contextual backdrop of the human-animal bond. Such contexts include a wide array of themes including: issues of attachment and loss, success and frustration with making and sustaining connections, world views regarding animal ethics, familial history of neglect or abuse, and cultural dynamics that speak to the order of things between mankind and nature. Adopting a contextual stance will aid mental health professionals in appreciating why and how this connection has become a significant part of everyday life for many. As with any other important clinical dynamic, training and preparation are needed to gain competence for professional practice and research. To this end, an ensemble of international experts across the fields of psychology and mental health explore topics that will help both new and established clinicians increase and understanding of the various ways the human-animal bond manifests itself. Perspectives from beyond the scope of psychology and mental health such as anthropology, philosophy, literature, religion, and history are included to provide a sampling of the significant contexts in which the human-animal bond is established. What brings these divergent topics together in a meaningful way is their relevance and centrality to the contextual bonds that underlie the human-animal connection. This text will be a valuable resource that provides opportunities to deepen one's expertise in understanding the psychology of the human-animal bond.

Horseman s scrapbook

Author: Randy Steffen
Publisher: Western Horseman Book
ISBN:
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Summary: Contains helpful hints for horse owners compiled from Western Horseman magazine.

Denn Pferde l gen nicht

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Kosmos
ISBN: 3440138690
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Der so oft propagierten „Dominanz“ gegenüber dem Pferd setzt Mark Rashid das Prinzip des „sanften Führers“ entgegen. Ihm schließen sich die Pferde freiwillig an, weil sie seinen Fähigkeiten vertrauen und sich in seiner Gegenwart wohl fühlen. Wie man diese erstrebenswerte Position einnehmen kann, zeigt Mark Rashid anhand vieler konkreter Fallbeispiele.

The Hank Wiescamp Story

Author: Frank Holmes
Publisher: Western Horseman Book
ISBN: 9780911647389
Format: PDF
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The authorized biography of legendary Colorado horseman Hank Weiscamp--the only man ever inducted into three breed association halls of fame: Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, and Palomino.

Team Roping

Author: Leo Camarillo
Publisher: Western Horseman Book
ISBN: 9780911647006
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Starting Colts

Author: Mike Kevil
Publisher: Western Horseman Book
ISBN: 9780911647211
Format: PDF
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Photographs and text provide step-by-step instructions for breaking a colt, covering facilities and equipment, leading, longeing, first saddling, driving, and many other topics.