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Lyons on Horses

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Every year, some 10,000 people attend Lyons's  clinics to learn the secrets contained in this  complete training program for horses and trainers of all  skill levels, by one of America's most popular and  trusted trainer-instructors.

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ebook, 240 pages
Published April 21st 2010 by Doubleday (first published September 1st 1991)
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This is my favorite horse training book. Mr. Lyons knows his stuff and his methods are sound, safe, easy on both the horse and trainer/rider. I've used his techniques and THEY WORK. Mr. Lyons uses behavior modification methods, i.e., condition-response, in his training. He says that the best training tool you have is right at the end of your arm--your hand. Praise, pat, rub, scratch. Amen to that!


1. My Philosophy on Horses
2. Round-Pen Reasoning
3. Halter Breaking and Leading
4. Facing Fea
Aug 30, 2011 Kristal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great training book. However I would recommend reading his book "Bringing Up Baby" before reading this one. Bringing up baby gives very specific instructions and gives you an idea of how John's methods work. Reading this book after helped me to better understand why I wad doing something, and since this book is not about step by step instructions, I could figure out for myself what steps I needed to take to get to my goal.
Aug 23, 2016 Evan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK I did not read the round pen section because I do not have a round pen, but this author does not seem to join the crowd of recent trainers who advocate chasing your horse around until he is so out of breath he submits. John Lyons uses release of pressure to condition the horse to respond and trains with safety, calmness, and pleasure as his goals.
May 20, 2016 Vanessa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Though John Lyons seems like a knowledgeable horseman, I'm wary of horse trainers that assert their method is the only method. I was hoping this would part from the Parelli, Clinton Anderson, etc. trendiness, but this was just another one of those books.
Apr 08, 2010 Audrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a refresher since I have worked with his methods before but it helps having a break and coming back into it with a refresher on the method. Love it!
Dec 09, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a clear and concise, step-by-step look at tackling a young horse's training. Lyons gives terrific advice and I consider it a classic.
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