Ranch Horsemanship

Author: Curt Pate
Publisher: Western Horseman
ISBN: 9780911647655
Format: PDF
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This books tells how almost any rider of almost any level of expertise can adapt ranch-horse-training techniques to help his or her mount become a safer, more enjoyable ride. Pate's step-by-step methods offer a hands-on and in-your-own time approach well-suited for most recreational riders. Each chapter includes do-it-yourself ideas appropriate for the small-acreage horse owner.

Ride Smart

Author: Craig Cameron
Publisher: Western Horseman Book
ISBN: 9780911647662
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses the nature and mechanics of horses and theories, philosophies, and foundations of horsemanship, covering handling, round-pen exercises, riding techniques, trailer loading, hobble-breaking, and more, with anecdotes relating to each chapter's topics as well as tips and troubleshooting exercises.

Raise Your Hand If You Love Horses

Author: Pat Parelli
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9780911647754
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The official autobiography of Pat Parelli, one of the most renowned horsemen in the world. Pat tells his own story in his own inimitable words. However, filtered throughout the text are "People's Perspectives on Pat," anecdotes in which Pat's many friends, all well-known and respected in their fields, tell stories about him.

Natural Horsemanship Explained

Author: Robert M. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983462552
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The horse is a highly intelligent species capable of exceptional communication with the human being, but only if the human has learned HOW to communicate. This book begins explaining why Natural Horsemanship works, including some concepts never before published. Then we examine different schools of thought within the horse world, and finally the significance of horses in the 21st century.

Teaching Your Horse to Overcome Fears

Author: Laura Harrison McBride
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580174183
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Discovering Natural Horsemanship

Author: Tom Moates
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461749085
Format: PDF
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Tom Moates's life and work were on a horseless path until serendipity brought Niji, a sorrel gelding, into his life. In his candid and plainspoken style, Moates shares the honest highs and lows of starting out in the Better Way with horses. He works hard to follow the wise ways of many well-known clinicians and shares his personal experiences attempting to implement them. Discovering Natural Horsemanship is sometimes humorous, often inspiring, and always resonates with authenticity.

The Psychology of the Human Animal Bond

Author: Christopher Blazina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441997616
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

101 Horsemanship Exercises

Author: Rio Barrett
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0715326724
Format: PDF, Docs
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101 Horsemanship Exercises is the perfect guide to improving a horses manners, concentration, temperament, suppleness and obedience both on the ground and from the saddle. Readers will learn how horses think and respond to training and adopt sympathetic methods that the horse really understands. Readers will learn to strengthen the partnership with their horse and as a consequence improve all aspects of the horses behavior from riding to simply being around him. This expert guide offers a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of the training system and then carries the techniques over to the subsequent exercises. The 101 groundwork and ridden exercises can be dipped into to solve a particular problem, or strung together to form an individually tailored training program.