The popular and highly respected horse trainer Mark Rashid brings together Western and Eastern philosophies to demonstrate a seamless new incarnation of horse training. After years of helping “difficult” horses, Mark Rashid understands how to build the foundation of a horse’s training and resolve any problems encountered along the way. He explains how he allows the traditionally firm or assertive approach of the old Western style to take some lessons from the softer conflict resolution and ego reduction approach that the Japanese martial art of aikido teaches. Rashid’s ultimate goal is for harmony between horse and rider.
Discover natural horsemanship through this comprehensive guide. Learn what natural horsemanship means, why it works, and how to start all within one book. Dive into easy to read detail about natural horsemanship and see concrete examples through colour images. Furthermore, Lindsey's background draws from many disciplines including western, jumping, trail, dressage, and gaited breeds giving many concrete examples that everyone can benefit from. Images throughout the book represent these diverse disciplines, letting you see how natural horsemanship can apply to all horses, handlers, riders, and disciplines. What makes Lindsey's approach to natural horsemanship a well rounded approach is the variety of experience and background that Lindsey draws from. She started as a typical horse handler for many years and had to make the decision to go natural. She can relate to 'old school' techniques, but can also draw from the variety of facilities she has worked with- ranging from an all natural horsemanship western trail riding facility, to an all hunter/jumper riding school. This guide will provide you with easy to follow and logical steps to learning natural horsemanship. You will be able to decide for yourself if natural horsemanship is right for you. You will be able to understand why and what natural horsemanship is. You will be equipped with ideas, steps, and real actions you can take with your horse to start natural horsemanship. Find a comfy chair and enjoy your journey through natural horsemanship.
A natural horsemanship novice chronicles his path to relate to horses in a gentle way and includes the thoughts of such well-known clinicians as Harry Whitney, Bill Scott, and Ray Hunt, as well as sharing his personal experiences attempting to implement t
The Perfection of Horsemanship Drawne from Nature Art and Practise by Nicholas Morgan
First published in 1959, The Way to Perfect Horsemanship was immediately recognized as a classic work of equestrian literature. It offers insight into the psychology of the horse as well as its muscular system and the mechanics of movement. It explains in detail the basic principles of training, the fundamentals of riding, and the effect of training aids. Everyone, from trainers to occasional riders, will benefit from this book.
A new book especially written for the time-starved 21st-century horse owner! Do you day after day make a promise to train yourself and your horse to be better at something, but when you get to the barn there just doesn’t seem to be enough time? Don’t worry, what really matters is the quality of the training you do manage to fit in. It really is possible to carry out good quality, progressive training with a horse in only three minutes a day. Educator and horse trainer Vanessa Bee’s “light bulb moment” was when she realized that if a training session had a realistic goal, every horse achieved the goal in under three minutes. This led her to create techniques appropriate for use in brief digestible lessons that ultimately produce significant gains in short sessions. This refreshing new method offers 35 ground exercises, 24 ridden exercises, and 25 “real world” exercises that will get you out and about with a safe, sane, well-trained horse.