General Training Books

INDEX

 

Better Than BombproofBetter Than Bombproof: New Ways to Make Your Horse a Solid Citizen and Keep You Safe on the Ground, in the Arena, and on the Trail

by Sgt. Rick Pelicano & Eliza McGraw

Here are the training secrets used to make police horses bombproof in any situation. Learn how to de-sensitize your spooky horse so he can handle unexpected incidents and unusual terrain, such as backfiring cars, speeding motorcycles, floating plastic bags, and crossing water and ditches. Also deals with behavior problems, trailer loading, navigating parades and large gatherings, herd-bound horses, rearing, shying, defensive riding, and self-defense techniques for the rider.

Available in paperback. More information or to purchase

Equitation Science

by Paul D. McGreevy & Andrew N. McLean

Written by two internationally-recognised experts, Equitation Science is the first book to draw together the principles of this emerging field into a much-needed coherent source of information. The goal of Equitation Science is to enhance our understanding of how horses think and learn, and to use their natural behavior to train, ride or compete with them in as fair a manner as possible. The welfare consequences of training and competing horses under different protocols are explored. Drawing on traditional and emergent techniques, this book incorporates learning theory into an ethical equine training system suitable for all levels. It also focuses on evidence-based approaches that improve rider safety.

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Truth About HorsesThe Truth About Horses: A Guide to Understanding and Training Your Horse

by Andrew McLean

Balancing new scientific research with his practical horse-training experience, world-acclaimed author Andrew McLean debunks long-standing myths about horses and presents a far-reaching, totally humane method of horse training. He starts by recognizing vast differences between equine and human brains and mental processes. He describes the traditional trainer’s mistake of judging horses according to the standards of docile or good horse and bad-tempered or mean horse. By training a horse according to a set of consistent responses that coincide with equine instincts, horse owners can avoid undesirable horse behavior.

Available in hardcover. More information or to purchase

Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training BookThe Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book: Enlightened and Revolutionary Solutions for the 21st Century

by Linda Tellington-Jones, Bobbie Lieberman, Gabriele Boiselle and John Lyons

A superbly illustrated instructional manual offering groundbreaking, step-by-step solutions for hundreds of horse behavior, health, and training problems.

Available in paperback. More information or to purchase

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