An indispensable guide for understanding and working with your horse on the ground and in the barn. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by Amazon reader reviews, it makes a great gift for any horse lover.
What Your Horse Wants You to Know: What Horses’ “Bad” Behavior Means and How to Correct It.
By Gincy Self Bucklin
Softcover; 208 pages, illustrated. Includes appendices and index.
It takes time for a horse to learn everything we want him to know. If we don’t make our intentions clear to him in ways that he can understand, or if we don’t listen to what he wants, problems may result. Featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step advice, What Your Horse Wants You to Know reveals how to communicate effectively with your horse to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation and improve your horse’s behavior on the ground, so you can develop relationship and communications skills without the more challenging problems that arise once you’re on his back.
With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to:
- Use your entire body to communicate with your horse.
- Show your horse that you respect his needs and feelings.
- Be patient and consistent with your horse while having fun. Understand your horse’s fears and overcome them.
- Respond appropriately to physiological or nutritional problems.
- Use praise to make your horse feel confident and successful.
Includes such topics as bathing, biting, doctoring, feeding problems, stall problems, panicking, and many more.