What Horses Really Want

What Horses Really Want

Author: Lynn Acton

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781646010295

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Relationships with horses, whether for companionship or competition, are complex and ever-changing. This is one of the reasons why “horsemanship” can become a lifelong pursuit: There is always a balance to be struck with our equine partners, and it demands continual growth and understanding on our side. In this book, horsewoman Lynn Acton explains that when the focus in the relationship is on what we want from the horse, his compliance becomes the measure of success, and what he thinks and feels is often overlooked. Is he calm, confident, and trusting? Or anxiously wishing he could escape? His behavior, performance, and reliability—in whatever discipline we prefer or equestrian sport we pursue—depend on the answers to those questions. Horses want security and social bonds. They want leaders they trust to protect them—not only from danger, but from stress. When we provide this security, they accept our rules. This not only puts us in charge, it makes our leadership more effective because we do not force it on them; they seek it. The result is less anxiety, fewer behavior problems, more efficient learning, and better reliability. Acton refers to this relationship as Protector Leadership because being the “protector” is the foundation. Building methodology based on time-tested training theories that we are often exposed to in bits and pieces, Acton shows why Protector Leadership works and how to make it work for us, fitting the separate pieces together, and illustrating the connections with practical examples of real horses in everyday life.

What Horses Say

What Horses Say

Author: Anna Clemence Mews

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570765230

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 530

Anna Clemence Mews presents a beautifully written collection of true stories that have made up a part of Julie Dicker's career as an animal communicator and healer. Client interviews, case notes, and an interesting collection of survey questions and answers that were actually posed to a representative group of Dicker's equine clientele provide "anecdotal evidence" of horses' emotions and their ability to reason.

My Horses, My Healers

My Horses, My Healers

Author: Shelley R. Rosenberg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425966386

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 222

View: 437

My Horses, My Healers begins as a childhood drama of sexual abuse in the life of the author, and through the healing power of interacting with horses, Shelley Rosenberg transforms her experience into a protocol for self-healing through the willingness to be with the horse. For riders of all ages, for anyone who has experienced alienation from their own human kind in their days, for anyone who loves horses this book resonates with the good that can come from watching horses and humans interact and teach one another about the language of direct communication, feelings, and healing through truthful speaking of our emotions.

Horses For Dummies

Horses For Dummies

Author: Audrey Pavia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119589402

Category: Pets

Page: 454

View: 300

Updated for today’s beginning horse enthusiasts! If you’re just getting into the world of horses, there’s a lot to learn! Horses For Dummies gets beginning-level riders and aspiring first-time horse owners up to speed on all things equine! From selecting the right horse for you to feeding, grooming, and handling a horse, this book covers it all! Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding—as well as new information on various equine conditions—this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy and take your riding skills to the next level. Features updated safety information Includes more riding disciplines Offers tips for better nutrition for your horse Provides grooming and training recommendations If you’re crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go!

Scentwork for Horses

Scentwork for Horses

Author: Rachaël Draaisma

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000286601

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 119

Scentwork for Horses is the first practical guide on how to implement scentwork into the lives of domesticated horses, enhancing behaviour, welfare, and the human-animal bond. Scentwork is a new discipline in the field for horse and handler, and expert author Rachaël Draaisma arms the reader with a palette of information to enable them to put this technique into action. As well as theoretical background information on the nose of the horse and biomechanics, Draaisma discusses how scentwork improves horses’ learning abilities, development, socialisation, and their bond with the handler. Readers will learn how to have their horses explore their environment, participate in scentwork games and follow a footstep track to find a missing person or food bag. Easily accessible for anybody working with horses at any level, scentwork can be done in small areas as well as in larger spaces on various surfaces. Whether veterinarian, behaviourist, trainer, animal-assisted therapist, equine physiotherapist, osteopath, or interested horse owner, this book promises to bring both you and the horse enormous benefits, strengthening the human-animal bond. Rachaël Draaisma has always lived with and had a passion for dogs and horses. In 2002, she decided to make it her profession. Achieving several diplomas, she started to work full time as a trainer and behavioural consultant, first with dogs, later with horses. Her best-selling book Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses, published by CRC Press in 2017, has been translated into several languages. Another pillar of Draaisma’s working life with horses revolves around equine mental stimulation and scentwork, and she has developed an extensive method to undertake scent tracking with horses, a new tool in enriching the human-equine relationship. Draaisma travels throughout Europe and the globe to provide workshops and lectures on calming signals of horses, equine mental stimulation, and scentwork. You can purchase scent bags to aid your scentwork practice at the author's personal website: www.scentworkforhorses.com or www.calmingsignalsofhorses.com

Led By Horses

Led By Horses

Author: Eunice Rush

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496913128

Category: Humor

Page: 238

View: 392

Starting out in the early 50’s with a not so common childhood, Eunice Rush seemed destined from the very beginning to write a book. Living on a small island with no running water, electricity or indoor plumbing may seem odd but - it was a very important time of her life without which her future destiny may be been very different. In fact, the book will cover many events (most of them WHY ME LORD! type) that shape her destiny. Little did she know that it would take over 50 years and tons of God’s wonderful creatures to help transform her life in preparation for her future line of service! Starting out as the only child of the owners of a fishing and hunting camp in northern Minnesota, she learned at an early age to entertain herself in a variety of ways. She also realized early in life that animals were her most constant friends and fun to train. Throughout this book you will follow Eunice through years of antidotal events that shaped her life – many of them with animals. Among others antidotes, you will laugh your way through the cat – who, much like Peter was able to walk on water (at least for a short time), the chickens with custom made spats, the training of goldfish, and share the sorrow of the not so happy events surrounding Charlie the Chick. Come join Eunice, where everyday on the farm is an event, and where every horse performance is exciting and it’s all in God’s plan.

A tale of two horses

A tale of two horses

Author: Kathie Gregory

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845847944

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 283

Bringing horsemanship up-to-date with positive, reward-based methods, the truly kind and humane approach to working with horses that Kathie teaches will provide huge benefits for you and your horse. Following two ex-racehorses over the course of a year, as they go from being reactive and unable to be handled, to calm, well balanced, contented horses, you’ll get to know the personalities of Charlie and Star, as they make the transition from racing to home environment. This book provides an understanding of behaviour and learning theory, along with free-will, hands-off, and non-coercive techniques, and shows how to apply these principles for stress-free training. You’ll learn how to prevent small issues becoming big problems, making battling with your horse a thing of the past. Easy to read, this book can be used as a complete start-from-scratch guide, or to browse through, selecting those parts that you wish to work on to achieve fantastic results: reliable behaviour, stress-free, happy and contented horse and owner.

The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses

The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses

Author: Benjamin L. Hart

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285639720

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 690

Everything you have wanted to know, but have never had the opportunity to ask, can be found in this book. Ben Hart aims to provide each trainer with a working understanding of clicker training science and technique, empowering you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to adapt these techniques to suit you and your horse. A clear, concise and accessible guide that will help you develop a positive approach to horse training: this is an indispensable illustrated guide to an exciting, effective and positive method of training horses. How does a small plastic box bridge the gap between desired behaviour and effective positive reinforcement, and in doing so greatly enhance equine-human communication? Ben Hart explains the evolution of clicker training from its use with dogs and marine animals to its place in horsemanship. He answers all of the most frequently asked questions and offers practical solutions to some of the common problems that are experienced during training. Ben Hart gives all owners the opportunity to develop their training abilities and to improve their equine relationships. Whether you want to remove bad behaviours, reward new ones, build confidence, improve problem solving skills or just understand your horse better, clicker training is the most positive approach to equine training currently available. Ben Hart explains the evolution of clicker training from its use with dogs and marine animals, its place in horsemanship, and the importance of refining its use specifically for equines. From experience gained all over the world, Ben answers all the most frequently asked questions, whilst solving common problems that are experienced during clicker training. The author bases his approach to training on mutual trust between equine and human, using common sense and honesty to encourage people to follow their own path to horsemanship. He skilfully balances the art and science of behaviour to help anyone develop a positive approach to equine training that works with horses, donkeys and mules. Clear, concise and accessible, this is an indispensable guide to an effective and positive method of training equines.

In the Company of Horses

In the Company of Horses

Author: Kathleen Lindley

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555663869

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 600

When Kathleen Lindley showed up at one of Mark Rashid's horsemanship clinics, she told him that she didn?t know who he was and didn?t really care, as long as he could fix her horse. In the course of working with him and learning about his way of training horses, not only was Kathleen's horse ?fixed, ? her life was changed. This book documents her time spent with Mark Rashid and the deeper appreciation and knowledge she gained for horses and life while there.

Angels and Horses

Angels and Horses

Author: Kimberly Wickham

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426990915

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 126

View: 837

With the help of her ever-present guardian angel, Marguerite, her affectionate horse, Dancer, and a mercurial cat, Tina embarks on a metaphysical journey that takes her through time and space. She learns valuable lessons that teach her how to cope with a variety of heart-wrenching problems, from her grandmother's inflexible personality to her mother's protracted illness. Concepts from the fields of quantum physics and metaphysics will be explored by Tina, and as she applies them in her personal life, she experiences the emotional growth and development that enables her to take control of her seemingly out of control life.