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Storey's guide to training horses : ground work, driving, riding

Author: Heather Smith Thomas
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Storey's Guide to Training Horses is a one-stop reference for every aspect of horse training, including a complete program for turning a shy and gangly foal into a calm, confident, well-balanced equine partner. Now with full-color photography, the third edition includes step-by-step guidance on all the essential training procedures for both English- and Western-style riding, including haltering and leading, saddling  Read more...
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Thomas, Heather Smith, 1944-
Storey's guide to training horses.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2019
(DLC) 2019013560
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Smith Thomas
ISBN: 9781635861211 1635861217 9781635861204 1635861209
OCLC Number: 1090704659
Description: xii, 432 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Basic safety practices --
Horse sense and training psychology --
Handling and training the foal --
Handling and training the weanling --
The yearling and the 2-year-old --
Ground work before riding --
Bits and their uses --
Bitting and driving --
First mounted lessons --
First rides in the open --
The walk --
The trot --
Lightness and collection --
The gallop, the canter, and the lope --
Further schooling --
Trailer training --
Retraining the spoiled horse --
Epilogue --
Appendix A. Equine anatomy --
Appendix B. Gait sequences.
Other Titles: Guide to training horses
Training horses
Responsibility: Heather Smith Thomas.

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This fully-updated, full-colour comprehensive guide on training horses covers every aspect of shaping confident, skillful horses, from foals to mature horses, and for work and riding.  Read more...

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"Heather Smith Thomas's explanations are homespun, practical, and solid. Hers is advice you can rely upon." -- Cherry Hill, horse trainer and author of How to Think Like a Horse

 
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