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Storey's Guide to Training Horses

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Safely and successfully train your own horse. Guiding you through all aspects of the training process, Heather Smith Thomas offers expert tips on everything from ground work to galloping. Stressing the importance of understanding equine behavior, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses provides a series of progressive exercises that can easily be adjusted to suit your horse’s pe ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 31st 2003 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published March 28th 2003)
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Jess
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is a concise, yet comprehensive text on the fundamentals of all aspects of training a horse, from imprinting a newborn foal to fixing potential problem behaviors in an older animal.

Clearly articulated and well illustrated, my only difficulty with this book was that it was slightly repetitive; often the "sidebar" boxes interspersed throughout the text were disruptive to the flow of ideas and didn't usually offer anything different from what was being said in the main body.

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LynnG
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
This book focuses on training a horse from birth, with only a small section on retraining problem horses, and nothing on "tune ups" for trained horses who need some reminder lessons... Since it is more unusual to be able to train a horse from infancy, more focus on adult horses would be good.
Kendra
Apr 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
Fairly comprehensive book covering starting a foal, ground work, driving and riding, and the adult horse, training and retraining if needed. Gives several ways of doing it, so the individual can use what will work best with the horse, rather then a one size fits all. Definitely a good reference.
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Lilian
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to try out the imprinting method.
Kellie
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
very good for problem solving and basic starting points. Good things to know like how to hold a horse, walk a horse, things you need BEFORE you get on a horse.
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