Kathrynn's Reviews > Lyons on Horses: John Lyons' Proven Conditioned-Response Training Program

Lyons on Horses by John   Lyons
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Mar 25, 08

bookshelves: 2004-and-earlier, favorites, nonfiction-animals, own, reviewed
Read in January, 1994

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!

Covers:

1. My Philosophy on Horses
2. Round-Pen Reasoning
3. Halter Breaking and Leading
4. Facing Fear
5. Sacking Out
6. The First Saddling
7. The First Ride
8. The First Few Rides
9. Ground Training
10. Improving out Trail Work
11. Advancing the Trail Work
12. Beginning Arena Work
13. Leads and Cues
14. Successful Trailer Loading

Mr. Lyons' website also has coordinating videos/CD with most of the contents of this book. They are well worth the money!
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