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

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Train your horse to embrace a life around humans. Focusing on developing the skills vital for every domesticated horse, this guide stresses the importance of creating an atmosphere where both trainer and horse can overcome fear and cultivate mutual respect. With a series of tests to gauge your horse’s knowledge and training exercises to enrich and strengthen your horse’s c ...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
Kristen
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
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Marjorie
Nov 27, 2014 Marjorie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent check up for those who have some knowledge. Cherry does not go into detail about how to achieve goals. She speaks more on how to prevent issues. She stress basics and patience and knowing the horse. This book is full of pictures and I found it helpful.
Nicky
Jul 30, 2012 Nicky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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