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How Horses Learn

Author : Jeanna Fiske
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How Horses Learn covers the basic concepts in learning psychology with emphasis on the unique learning characteristics of the horse. The author provides a through scientific review of much of the information known about learning in horses, then applies this information to specific training situations.

How Horses Learn

Author : Debbie Marsden
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"Explains how many different methods of training horses, both traditional and alternative, work in practice, showing how behaviour problems develop and can be solved using a variety of real case history examples, and how some of the most popular alternative training systems really work and why, enabling horse owners to choose the best possible training programme for themselves and their horses." --Cover.

How Horses Learn

Author : Jeanna C. Fiske
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Equitation Science

Author : Paul McGreevy
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Written by two internationally recognised experts, Equitation Science is the first book to draw together the principles of this emerging field into a much-needed coherent source of information. The goal of equitation science is to enhance our understanding of how horses think and learn, and to use their natural behaviour to train, ride or compete with them in as fair a manner as possible. The welfare consequences of training and competing horses under different protocols are explored. Drawing on traditional and emergent techniques, this book incorporates learning theory into an ethical equine training system suitable for all levels. It also focuses on evidence-based approaches that improve rider safety. "Equitation Science is one of those rare books that is going to change the way we train and manage horses forever. It brings together a fundamental understanding of the way horses think and behave and presents a system of modern training that has the welfare of the horse at its core – it must be the foundation work for the next generation of professional and amateur riders and trainers. Riders will ride better, trainers will train better and we will have happier, healthier horses." —Wayne Channon, International Grand Prix Rider "I found this a very interesting and enlightening book. Equitation Science will help anyone involved with horses to understand them more and to be more effective in their training and education. The knowledge this brings to anyone involved with horses should help to make the horses’ lives easier and therefore allow the partnership between humans and equines to flourish." —Yogi Breisner, British Eventing Performance Manager "Equitation Science is an ambitious and thorough look at an enormous range of areas, approaches and factors concerning the training of horses. The authors have an underlying theme to their text of scientifically assessing and then also promoting the use of ethical and humane methods of horse training to increase all sport horses’ welfare and happiness within their sporting requirements. Equitation Science also provides an invaluable insight as to how and why what we do with our horses actually works." —Paul Tapner, Professional International Advanced Eventing Rider, Badminton CCI**** 2010 Winner

The Horse Behavior Problem Solver

Author : Jessica Jahiel
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Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.

How Horses Help

Author : Gerry Harrington
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Getting along with others, managing our lives, working out what to do next, and why - there are few among us who don’t find all that a challenge. For the emotionally or educationally disadvantaged, it can seem a mountain too high to climb - frustrated, angry, deeply discouraged, they can feel trapped in the foothills of their lives. But being around horses can change all that. Horses are large, demanding, sensitive, responsive. They very much like some things, and absolutely won’t tolerate others. Learning how to care for a horse, how to groom it, do the mucking out, to ride, building a relationship and working as a team, all these are transferrable skills which can help disadvantaged young adults learn how to take care of themselves and live independent lives. Gerry Harrington’s intensely thoughtful and highly informative book draws on her long experience using equine assisted therapy to help educationally and emotionally disadvantaged young adults to find their feet and live independent lives once they have left school. Taking the reader through all the different kinds of mental and emotional challenges which can be addressed and transformed through EAT, and demonstrating how it works in practice through case studies and stories, Gerry Harrington opens a door to a world of potential for parents and carers to explore. Highly practical, with all sorts of strategies, further reading and helpful organisations all mapped out, this little book can, quite literally, change lives.

How Horses Feel and Think

Author : Marlitt Wendt
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A journey of discovery into equine psychology -- The ethology and evolution of the horse -- Development of behaviour and personality -- In the realm of the senses -- Emotions: an alien world -- The horse's language as an expression of emotions -- Insights into the equine brain -- Motivate your horse! -- Positive learning -- Brainiacs -- Withered souls -- The fascinating horse.

Equine Empowerment

Author : Jessica Gonzalez
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Science based training is not just a way of modifying behavior, but an entire way of living with animals. A solid understanding of our species' natural history helps us best meet their needs and bring out their fullest potential. With an understanding of learning theory and behavioral science we can really begin to influence our companion's choices in the kindest way possible. Positive Reinforcement techniques allow us to develop a strong bond based on mutual understanding, empathy, and compassion. With the help of ethology, biology, and neuroscience, we can better understand how our horses think and feel. Using all this objective, science-based information, as well as our desire to be kinder to horses, we can reshape the horse-human connection. This book dives deep into the sciences behind how horses behave, learn, and feel with many custom designed charts and diagrams for visual learners to enjoy. There are over 70 instructional worksheets for you to apply this information to real life situations and individual equines. In these, we've detailed how to train a wide variety of ground and mounted behaviors as well as how to address emotional and behavioral problems.

Equine Behavior A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists 2

Author : Paul McGreevy
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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

Walk As One

Author : Dianna Lee Walker-mcphail
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Walk as One is a prey based manner of communicating with horses. As predators, humans owe it to their equine companions to "listen" in a very unique manner.

See How Horses and Ponies Grow

Author : Kathryn Walker
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Presents information about the physical characteristics of horses and ponies, their behaviors, and development from birth to full maturity.

How I Talk to Horses

Author : Margo Ragland Reid
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Fourteen years ago I bought Missy. She was incredible, had a bad attitude and she hated me. I immediately decided, buying Missy was the stupidest thing I’d ever done, until she talked to me. Missy first talked when she really wanted something, tried to get it herself and failed. In frustration, she turned to me and asked me to get it for her. When she asked, she said it clearly, in complete sentences. She was surprised that I understood and got it for her. I was amazed that she asked so clearly. I’ve paid attention ever since. Now, Missy talks all the time. Once I got more horses, I realized, they all talk. If we don’t notice, horses give up and don’t try to talk to us anymore. We can learn how horses think, processes information and talk. I reject the term, “Breaking Horses”. I don’t want broken horses, so I don’t break them. I want spirited, intelligent, engaged horses. Breaking horses makes them anxious and reactive. Its archaic thinking, like controlling a wife was in the 50’s. This book explains…. How I talk to horses. How anyone can, if you learn how horses think and speak. How to earn your respected position in their herd, as their Leader. How to fi x incorrect or ill behavior, by telling them, “Wrong answer. Find a better answer.” How to show your horse what you want, have them trust you, become brave, and try. How to become confident and share that confidence with your horse, without arrogance. How to interpret what your horse is saying, by what your horse is showing you. How to help an abused horse overcome PTSD, learn to trust and feel safe with you. How to turn a reactive brain off, turn their thinking brain on, so they can respond and not react. How to read your horse’s ears, because ears say as much as their eyes say. How to approach a horse, who sees you with one eye, ask them for two eyes, and why it matters. How a horse’s brain is different than a human’s and what that means while you work with them. ………………………………………..............……………...”May your Horse ‘want to’ be with you”

A Quiet Word with Your Horse

Author : Marlitt Wendt
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Learn to develop a healthy, positive mutual trust between you and your horse Focusing on positive horse training from the ground and under saddle, this book helps horse trainers to develop intelligence, creativity, and the ability to reason. It covers the key to motivation, and provides professional training tips for making training fun. The reader learns how to sensibly build up training using the clicker and target, without dominance and submission, but rather using positive reinforcement.

The Tao Of Horses

Author : Elizabeth Kaye Mccall
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The Tao of Horses is a unique work that shows how these magnificent animals can serve as guides and mentors, transforming the lives of those who admire and love them. The author, an experienced journalist and horsewoman, brings to light observations and life lessons that are inspiring, thought-provoking and revelatory. Features reflections from such notable horse enthusiasts and professionals as: Jockey Julie Krone, the first woman in Thoroughbred Racing's Hall of Fame; Michael McMeel, who founded and directs a horse-orientated program for at-risk youth; Jockey Gary Stevens, who played George Woolf in the movie Seabiscuit; Gleaming with affection and reverence, this book is the perfect gift for horse riders and aficionados of all ages.

Storey s Guide to Training Horses

Author : Heather Smith Thomas
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Taking the reader step-by-step through the training process, the companion title to Storey's Guide to Raising Horses explains how to avoid common mistakes and how to ensure mutual respect and a productive working relationship with a horse. Simultaneous.

Light in the Saddle Practices and Principles for Horses and Humans

Author : Sara Annon
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Light in the Saddle is an eight volume series that starts with building a relationship with your horse on the ground and continues through developing the foundations of communication in the saddle. Educating and conditioning the horse humanely along with exercises for the rider opens the doors step by step to both horse and rider enjoying the process of exploring their full potential.

Empowered Horses

Author : Imke Spilker
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With illuminating text, this study explains why it is necessary for riders to carefully build a relationship that eliminates the traditional rider-as-oppressor dynamic and instead empowers the horse to behave as an individual. To begin achieving this relationship, riders learn to transform a horse’s work space into “free space” by giving their horse choices; by understanding how horses live and prefer to spend their time; by observing, sensing, and reflecting with the horse; and by using visual language to win the horse’s friendship. The result is a surprising dialogue with the horse that yields an indomitable partnership—unparalleled improvement in the horse’s attitude, health, balance, and movement, as well as mutual enjoyment of what was once the often dull, frustrating grind of daily training lessons.

Learn How to Draw and Paint Horses for Beginners

Author : Paolo Lopez de Leon
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Materials Charcoal Airbrush Pastels The Basics Sphere Cone Cube Cylinder How to Draw a Horse Drawing Horses in Different Poses How to Render a Horse WithPencils How to Draw a Cartoon Horse: Charcoal Painting Rendering theHorse in Charcoal Learning about Colors Pastel Painting Rendering the Horse in Pastels Watercolor Painting Painting the Horse in Watercolor Airbrush Painting Painting the Horse with Airbrush Author Bio Introduction Horse are fascinating creature, as horses they are great and beautiful, with an analogy of haste as it’s a fast and strong animal, even in old painting you can see how an artist paint horses in his canvas, so why not learn and also feel how to render horses, by following the instruction in this eBook, by this we are like back in time as we follow the old artist footprints and later on see what we will became “A Great Horse Painter” , after you learned how to paint horses with various media. I’m sure you’re excited to learn how to draw and paint horses, and I’m sure you won’t regret it, I’ll teach you the basics, of how to render horses using your pencil, but that’s not all, you will learn more as you move along from one medium to another, so bear with me, as we tackle different types of media when rendering horses, just give your time and dedication in your horse painting, so have fun painting and let’s accept the fact that painting is now part of your life.

Walking the Way of the Horse

Author : Leif Hallberg
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Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit www.walkingthewayofthehorse.com

Hope From the Heart of Horses

Author : Kathy Pike
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“I’m thrilled to recommend this book as one of the finest narratives on what horses have to teach people about life, love, power, and connection.” —Linda Kohanov, author, The Tao of Equus, from her Foreword Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one’s instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communications, and releasing negative thoughts. Because survival depends on being highly tuned to the thoughts and feelings of others, horses sense human intentions rather than what a person offers in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species. Among the moving stories the author relates are a horse named Hope who teaches the difference between hope and faith; an abused horse’s background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful who discovers and reaffirms her self-esteem; and a corporate training session in which one participant achieves great success merely by being honest about her fears. As you see how these people grow deeper into themselves as they learn the horse’s way, you, too, will be inspired to explore and apply the deep and everlasting connection and communication between horses and humans.