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Knowing Your Horse

Knowing Your Horse

A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and Behaviour

  • Author: Emma Lethbridge
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444316025
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 208
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Is your horse afraid of the farrier? Are you both struggling during training sessions? Do you want to use clicker training but don’t know where to begin? If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource if you want to better understand your horse’s behaviour and make the most of that understanding to improve your training techniques. Knowing Your Horse gives you a range of practical tools to employ in solving equine behaviour problems, and training tasks and case studies demonstrate these tools in use. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory as applied to horses, and offers practical advice on reward systems, positive and negative reinforcement, and overcoming fears and phobias. If it’s not horses but humans that are causing you problems in training, this book will also help you to explain the concepts to other people. Learning recaps offer quick summaries and training logs are provided for your own training notes.

Equine Behavior,A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists,2

Equine Behavior,A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists,2

Equine Behavior

  • Author: Paul McGreevy
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702043370
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 365
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Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is written for all those who really want to know what makes horses tick. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are of concern to equine veterinarians worldwide because they lead to welfare issues, abuse and ultimately wastage. Equine veterinarians, trainers and handlers must be aware of each horse's behavior as a first step in detection of problems, whether they are clinical maladies or training issues. As they constantly study their horses' responses to their environments they are all, in effect, students of horse behavior. Drawing on over 1,000 references, Equine Behavior explores the subject from first principles by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and considering ways in which management and training influences the responses of domestic horses. All too often veterinarians feel that management of the mental health of equine patients is beyond their expertise. This book addresses many important gaps to enable practitioners to understand how horses can learn to perform unwelcome behaviors and how to change those behaviors where appropriate. The new edition builds on the success of its pioneering predecessor and presents a thorough revision of all chapters to reflect the latest developments in this dynamic field. The chapter on equitation science has been expanded and there have been major revisions to the sections on stereotypic behavior, cognition studies, nutrition and housing. The book remains a must-have purchase for all veterinarians who deal with horses, for equine scientists, trainers and everybody with an interest in the subject. Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

The Truth about Horses

The Truth about Horses

A Guide to Understanding and Training Your Horse

  • Author: Andrew McLean
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780764155536
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 160
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Balancing new scientific research with his practical horse-training experience, author Andrew McLean debunks long-standing myths about horses and presents a far-reaching, totally humane method of horse training. He starts by recognizing vast differences between equine and human brains and mental processes. He describes the traditional trainer's mistake of judging horses according to the standards of docile or good horse and bad-tempered or mean horse. The horse's brain cannot make abstract judgments about "good" or "bad" behavior, but readily responds to conditioning by trainers who understand the equine brain, the instincts that drive it, and a horse's way of knowing the world. The author emphasizes that by training a horse according to a set of consistent responses that coincide with equine instincts, horse owners can avoid undesirable horse behavior. He offers a training program and amplifies on it with enlightening case studies. Here is must-reading for every current and prospective horse owner and rider. More than 300 color photos.

The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book

The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book

Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

  • Author: Linda Tellington-Jones
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
  • ISBN: 1570765693
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 322
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Finally, a comprehensive collection of world-renowned equine expert Linda Tellington-Jones' healing equine bodywork and training exercises, for use both on the ground and in the saddle. In one fabulously illustrated book, those new to Linda's approach are provided with a clear, step-by-step introduction to the Tellington Method, while those familiar with her work finally have the ultimate go-to reference. The book is divided into three parts. Part One briefly explains the background of the Tellington Method and then discusses the reasons for unwanted behavior and poor attitude in horses. Part Two, arranged alphabetically, contains a compendium of 72 common behavioral, training and health issues, many of which horse people face on a daily basis. In this A to Z format, from Aggressive to Other Horses to Weaving, Linda discusses the possible reasons for these behaviors or problems and offers conventional methods of solving these challenges, as well as training solutions using the Tellington Method. Part Three presents—for the first time in one volume—the complete body of work that makes up the Tellington Method: the Tellington TTouches, Ground Exercises, and Ridden Work. At the end of this section, there is also a detailed case study, which includes 49 photographs showing every step along the way to successfully teaching your horse to load.

Equine Behaviour in Mind

Equine Behaviour in Mind

Applying Behavioural Science to the Way We Keep, Work and Care for Horses

  • Author: Suzanne Rogers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781789180077
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 232
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Horse behaviour is discussed in a range of contexts, including breeding, training and competing. A behaviourally-minded approach to teaching riding, to medical and dental check-ups, to rehabilitation and rescue, and to driving change for horse welfare in both developed and developing countries is also covered. Equine Behaviour in Mind will enable readers to think critically in an objective way about how they manage and work with their horses.

The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses

The Art and Science of Clicker Training for Horses

A Positive Approach to Training Equines and Understanding Them

  • Author: Ben Hart
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press
  • ISBN: 0285639722
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 192
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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.

You Can Train Your Horse to Do Anything!

You Can Train Your Horse to Do Anything!

On Target Training Clicker Training and Beyond

  • Author: Shawna Karrasch
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781480254909
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 234
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If you have ever wished you could get your horse to consistently perform to the best of his ability, On Target Training is for you. This effective new method combines the basics of clicker training (widely used on marine mammals and dogs) with a step-by-step target system that assures training success for any breed or any age horse. Karrasch explains reward reinforcement training in a way that makes it easy to learn. She guides the reader through all the basics, including teaching the bridge signal (using the clicker) and employing hand-held and stationary targets; she then cover aspects of training horses both on the ground and under saddle. Training advice is provided for: specific riding disciplines ‹ jumping, Western riding, dressage, and trail; behavior problems; trailer loading; working with young horses; and last of all, just for fun, teaching tricks. Shawna says: “A degree in psychology is not required to train animals. It is, however, helpful. All of the work we do as animal trainers (with horses too) is based in psychology, whether we are aware of it or not. The more you understand about these proven principles the better you are as a trainer. The focus of my training is helping people to gain a better understanding of behavioral psychology and the benefits of positive reinforcement in regards to horse training. I chose to make the move to horses partly due to the lack of positive reinforcement being used with horses. I recognized that horses were not trained the same as the marine mammals. I also saw that the training we implemented at Sea World would be a huge asset to the horse world. A lot of horse people, including professionals, don't know much about the proven principles of behavioral psychology. Therefore, I see a bigger need in helping horse folk to further understand the principles that govern the relationships we build with our horses.. It is really fun to see the light come on!!”

Equine Behaviour

Equine Behaviour

Principles and Practice

  • Author: Daniel S. Mills,Kathryn J. Nankervis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118708148
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
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Understanding the flexibility and limits of behaviour is essential to improving both the horse's welfare and its performance. This book tackles the fundamental principles which will enable owners, riders, trainers and students to understand scientific principles and apply them in practice. Subjects covered include the analysis of influences on equine behaviour, the perceptual world of the horse, learning and training techniques including the latest developments in "join-up" and "imprint training".

Trick Training for Horses

Trick Training for Horses

Fun Ways to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Horse

  • Author: Bea Borelle,Gudrun Braun
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781570764622
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 138
  • View: 7265
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With instructions on the best ways to teach a horse tricks using positive reinforcement, this guide provides trainers with ways to make their horses become better performers and be more responsive. The tricks and games featured in this handbook can add variety to a serious training regimen by combining daily schooling with an element of fun for both the horse and its rider, helping to keep the working horse interested in its job. Specific tricks include bowing, kneeling, lying down, standing on a box, carrying objects, and rolling objects, and each are outlined in individual steps to help the trainer achieve the best results.

Groundwork Training for Your Horse

Groundwork Training for Your Horse

Develop a Deeper Bond with Your Horse Through a Range of Exercises and Games

  • Author: Lesley Bayley,Bob Atkins
  • Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780715316030
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 151
  • View: 2527
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Develop a deeper bond with your horse through a range of exercises and games from the ground and then enjoy the results--a more supple and obedient horse. Handling your horse correctly on the ground is paramount in achieving a calm, willing horse, both in-hand and under saddle, regardless of his age or ability. Groundwork Training takes an in-depth look at the modern and traditional techniques of training from the ground, allowing the reader to select a method that will work for them. Everything from equipment needed to the handler?s body language is explained, so the reader is fully briefed before introducing their new skills to their horse.

Horse Safe

Horse Safe

A Complete Guide to Equine Safety

  • Author: Jane Myers
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643092455
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 174
  • View: 6539
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Horse Safe covers safety around horses in detail and aims to raise awareness of what can happen. Beginning with an explanation of a horses natural behavioral characteristics, such as herd behavior, intelligence and body language, the author then presents the more human aspects of horse safety - safety equipment and how it should be maintained, the working environment, systems for safe horse management, safe riding, training for safe horses, and transporting horses safely. The book concludes with a chapter on how to reduce the risks when buying a horse and how to avoid potential pitfalls.

Clicker Training for Your Horse

Clicker Training for Your Horse

  • Author: Alexandra Kurland
  • Publisher: Sunshine Books
  • ISBN: 9781860542923
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 176
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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How to Think Like a Horse

How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

  • Author: Cherry Hill
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 160342802X
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 192
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In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

Humane, Science-Based Horse Training

Humane, Science-Based Horse Training

Introduction to Learning Theory and Exercises for Everyday Handling, Care and Fitness

  • Author: Alize Veillard-Muckensturm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781999836306
  • Category:
  • Page: 102
  • View: 1914
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A must-read book for anyone looking for an ethical, yet effective way to train horses.

The Ultimate Horse Behaviour and Training Book

The Ultimate Horse Behaviour and Training Book

Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

  • Author: Linda Tellington-Jones,Bobbie Lieberman
  • Publisher: Kenilworth Press
  • ISBN: 9781905693405
  • Category: Horsemanship
  • Page: 322
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A superbly illustrated instructional manual offering groundbreaking, step-by-step solutions for hundreds of horse behavior, health, and training problems.

What Your Horse Wants You to Know

What Your Horse Wants You to Know

What Horses' "Bad" Behavior Means, and How to Correct It

  • Author: Gincy Self Bucklin
  • Publisher: *Howell Book House
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 208
  • View: 5831
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Listen to and communicate with your horse-successfully "This is a book for everyone who has ever looked at the constantly increasing list of methods and systems marketed as 'horsemanship' and wondered which of the many possible approaches would be most suitable for a particular behavior problem. Gincy Bucklin has distilled her many years of experience with horses and riders into a very useful, step-by-step, hands-on book. Bucklin's writing is smooth and easy to read, and no matter where you open this book, you'll find that her deep respect and affection for both equines and humans shines through." -Dr. Jessica Jahiel, author of Riding for the Rest of Us "Gincy Bucklin uses her decades-long experience with horses to answer that most frequently asked question: 'Why did my horse do that?' And she comes up with creative solutions that weave together traditional horse handling with the best of modern horse training, including my own personal favorite, clicker training." -Alexandra Kurland, author of Clicker Training for Your Horse and The Click That Teaches video lesson series 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. What Your Horse Wants You to Know focuses on improving 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. * 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

A Horse is a Horse - of Course

A Horse is a Horse - of Course

A Guide to Equine Behaviour

  • Author: Jane Myers,Stuart Myers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780994156136
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 106
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Understanding horse behaviour is a very important part of caring for horses properly. It is very easy to convince yourself that your horse is content to do all of the things that you enjoy, but a better approach is to understand that your horse sees the world quite differently to you, after all, you are a primate (hunter/gatherer) and your horse is a very large hairy herbivore! So it's not surprising that you both have a very different view of the world. We recommend that if in doubt take everything 'back to basics' and think about what a horse has evolved to be. This book describes horse behaviour in both the wild 'natural' environment and in the domestic environment. It then looks at how you can reduce stress in the domestic horse by understanding and acknowledging their real needs, resulting in a more 'well-adjusted', content and thriving animal. Do your horse a favour and read this book!

The Horse's Mind

The Horse's Mind

  • Author: Lucy Rees
  • Publisher: Arco
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Horses
  • Page: 224
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