What Every Horse Should Know: A Training Guide to Developing a Confident and Safe Horse
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What Every Horse Should Know: A Training Guide to Developing a Confident and Safe Horse

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In Cherry Hills' groundbreaking bestseller, How to Think Like a Horse, she took an in-depth look at how horses think, learn, and respond to stimuli, and interpret human behavior. In this fascinating follow-up, What Every Horse Should Know, Hill continues her exploration of how horses learn with a focus on the knowledge every horse needs to live safely and confidently in th...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 6th 2011 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Lexy Nuesch
This is a very great book that gives you the basic things that every horse should know. I really liked how throughout the book it showed pictures as well as gave little tests at the end of each chapter to see if your horse could pass it. I really liked the part when it talked about all of the little, and often unexpected things that horses can spook at. It showed how to go about desentizing them to these things. This was a great addition to the book. If you are a horse owner, this is definitely...more
Positives: She is right in that every horse should know the things listed in the book. Decent explanations and rationalizations. Lots of full colour photos and text. Good for riders who want to polish off training or get ideas in what other things their horse should do.

Negatives: Makes assumptions that the owner will know how to train these things into a horse. Doesn't mention that buying a horse who knows these things requires consistent proactive maintenance. In other words, the owner must be...more
Thought there would be more how-to advice. I guess I like Clinton Anderson and John Lyons better for instruction and guidance. She gives a list of things all horses should know but doesn't do a very good job of explaining how to get from A to B.
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