Basic Training of the Young Horse
- Reiner Klimke, Jane Kidd (Editor), Paul Stecken - Paperback, 144 pages,
The Lyons Press (October 2000)
Reviewer: A reader from Culver City, CA United States, July 4, 2001
Basic Training of the Young Horse
While Klimke lays the basic foundation of dressage training, he speaks from a perspective
that is far removed from most American dressage lovers. Most don't have full time grooms and
the ability to turn their horses out to pasture in the summe.
(4*) Breaking a Horse to Harness: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Sallie Walrond - Hardcover: 160 pages, Publisher: Trafalgar Square (November 2000)
Reviewer: aussidney from Indiana, USA, December 25, 1998
This book is quite informative but has its flaws.
"Breaking a Horse to Harness" is an informative book and is quite good for a basic overview of
what you are getting yourself into. However, the book is a bit too "British". At times,
I found the lingo a bit confusing. It would have been nice to see a "troubleshooting"
section for problems you may incur while training; the author didn't seem to anticipate
many problems while training. The book is not really detailed enough to use as your only
tool for training; a book that is more "well endowed" in the areas this book lacks is
recommended as an accompaniment. Overall, the book does a good job of reviewing the steps
involved in breaking your horse for harness but should definately not be the primary training
tool for first-time trainers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Breaking and Training the Driving Horse: A Detailed and Comprehensive Study
(Wilshire Horse Lovers Library)
- Doris L Ganton / Paperback / Published 1984
John Lyons' Bringing Up Baby: 20 Progressive Ground-Work Lessons to
Develop Your Young Horse into a Reliable, Accepting Partner
- John Lyons, Jennifer J. Denison - Paperback: 102 pages, Trafalgar Square (October 2002)
From Library Journal
In Bringing Up Baby, Lyons, known for his conditioned-response training methods,
offers advice for gently teaching the young horse to respect humans and accept haltering,
leading, bathing, trailer loading, and other equine basics. Lyons divides the book into 20
lessons, each building on the animal's previous experience. The outlined steps are clear,
descriptive, and well illustrated with outstanding color photos. Fine safety guidelines for
preventing injury to both humans and horses are included. An excellent guide for neophytes
as well as experienced horsepeople, this work can easily be used to retrain older animals
with less than perfect manners as well. Welcome addition to collections serving horse lovers.
Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans' Hosp., Tampa, FL
Review Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
An excellent guide for neophytes as well as experienced horsepeople.
Carriage Driving : A Logical Approach Through Dressage Training
- Heike Bean, et al / Hardcover / Published 1992
Customer Review: Logically presented and well-written
(Reviewer from Colorado, USA May 20, 1999)
...I am buying a second copy as a gift for my friend who is learning to drive.
This is an excellent source for people beginning to drive their horse, or for those who want to
improve their driving techniques and their horse's performance.
Cavalletti: The Schooling of Horse and Rider over Ground Poles
- by Ingrid Klimke, Reiner Klimke, Brenda Williams - Paperback, 144 pages, The Lyons Press (October 2000)
Steven D. Price, author of The Whole Horse Catalog
Riders and trainers of any discipline will find value in...
practical advice but in the author's philosophy of horsemanship.
The usefulness of cavalletti work in the training of horses and riders receives
renewed attention and authority with the reissuing of this classic work by legendary
dressage rider and trainer Reiner Klimke. In this comprehensive, handy volume,
Dr. Klimke authoritatively demonstrates how cavalletti work facilitates and improves
the basic training of horses for all forms of horsemanship, especially with regard to
fundamental and more advanced gymnastic work for hunters, jumpers, and combined...
audra09 from Lockport, IL United States, 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome training aid, April 24, 2002
This book helped me immensely with training my 3 year-old standardbred and 4 year-old thoroughbred.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is training their horse(s) on their own. It gives great
detail in instruction and the lessons explained really do work on young and older horses.
Susan Brurud from Stanford, MT USA, 5 out of 5 stars
An excellent read for young riders, December 25, 2000
I found this book to be both informative and easy to read. For any rider who does not have
the option of a regular trainer, this is an excellent resource for both horse and rider.
The use of Cavaletti is becoming increasingly popular for both English and Western riders.
The included training plans are well thought out and extreamly useful. The beautiful full
color photos enhance the well written text. I highly reccomend this book to young riders
and experienced trainers alike.
mcfarm from California, 4 out of 5 stars
Cavalletti - Great basics to start any horse!, February 2, 2000
I read this the first time years ago and knew it was great. I read it again recently
and was reminded by the great master Klimke just how important cavalletti work really is!
This book lays out all the basics for teaching a horse to move better and to learn to jump.
I recommend it for anyone wishing to train a horse. Cavalletti will improve your understanding
of how to set elementary jumps and develop a standard for you to use when setting ground poles
and teach a horse to jump. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Communicating With Cues : The Riders Guide to Training and Problem Solving Part 3
- John Lyons, Maureen Gallatin (Editor) - Hardcover, 207 pages, Belvoir Books (1999)
Considering the Horse : Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned
- Mark Rashid, Ron Ball (Illustrator) -- Paperback (September 1993)
Amazon.com Editorial Review:
Coming from the horse's point of view, these entertaining stories quiet, compassionate solutions
to horse training problems with insights so simple they are startling. Readers will be amazed at
the ways horses communicate with humans beings in this unique horse owner's guide. Illustrations.
Cross-Train Your Horse : Simple Dressage for Every Horse, Every Sport/Book 1
- Jane Savoie, Lynn Palm Pittion-Rossillon (Introduction) -- Trafalgar Square, Hardcover (November 1998)
Introduction by Lynn Palm Pittion-Rossillon Jane Savoie shows how basic dressage techniques can be used to improve every horse's
athleticism and performance, no matter what the rider's chosen sport. Many people think that dressage is only for expensive, highly
trained horses, but Jane Savoie shows that all horses, no matter what their discipline, can benefit from basic dressage schooling, which
emphasizes forwardness, straightness, rhythm, transitions, and elementary lateral work. In Cross-Train Your Horse, she offers
easy-to-understand lessons, accompanied by hundreds of photos, drawings, and helpful mental images. There are also interviews with
experts who cross-train their champions with basic dressage, excelling in sports as diverse as Western reining, show jumping, and
endurance riding. Jane Savoie, author of the best-selling That Winning Feeling!, is a highly-regarded teacher and trainer; she was also a
reserve rider for the 1992 bronze-medal U.S. Olympic dressage team. She lives in Vermont and Florida. 256 pp 8 x 9 173 photos, 182
Drive on : Training and Showing the Advanced Driving Horse
- Doris L. Ganton / Paperback / Published 1982 (Special Order)
Everyday Training: Backyard Dressage
- Mary Twelveponies, Mark Thiffault (Designer) -- Hardcover, December 1993 (0.64 x 10.35 x 7.26 )
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The Faraway Horses: The Adventures and Wisdom of One of America's Most Renowned Horsemen
- Buck Brannaman, William Reynolds (Contributor) -
Nearly every week of the year, Buck Brannaman is on the road, conducting horsemanship clinics in
which he teaches horse owners how to better understand and work with their animals, creating a
relationship based on trust and respect rather than force. His methods are grounded in
communicating with horses, on reading their body language and making them feel secure so
horse and rider can achieve a true union. Buck's skill at starting young horses off right
and reforming troubled horses has become legendary (indeed, the main character in the best-seller
and movie The Horse Whisperer was based largely on him), and part of the reason is that he knows
firsthand how a frightened horse feels. Growing up with an abusive father, Buck often feared he
wouldn't live through the night. Rescued by a foster home, he found his calling - and salvation
- in working with horses. In The Faraway Horses, Buck recounts his moving, inspiring, and often
humorous adventures along the way. He writes of the horses he's learned from - including Bif,
the dangerous outlaw who eventually became one of Buck's most trusted and useful mounts. He tells
of the owners he's taught (from the good to the horrifying, such as the trainer who used abuse to
make her show Arabians look "spirited"), and share stories of the horse-rider relationships he's
changed. "These principles are really about life - about living your life so you're not at war
with the horse, or with other people," Buck writes. At heart, this rich and rewarding autobiography
is ultimately a prescription for living a positive and harmonious existence - whether it involves
horses or not.
About the Author
Buck Brannaman is a horse gentler -- not a horse "breaker" -- who has started more than 10,000
young horses in his clinics in the past eighteen years. He served as advisor on the set of Robert
Redford's movie The Horse Whisperer. He is also a lifelong trick roper who performed around the
world as a youngster. He and his wife, Mary, live with their three daughters on the family ranch
in Sheridan, Wyoming.
The Formative Years : Raising and Training the Young Horse from Birth to
- Cherry Hill -- Hardcover, April 1988 (0.99 x 9.41 x 8.32 )
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From Birth to Backing: Give Your Young Horse a Head Start in Life by Using the Appropriate Body Language,
from the Initial 'Join-Up' Right Through to Early Ridden Work
- Richard Maxwell, Johanna Sharples - Hardcover, 160 pages, Trafalgar Square (May 1998)
Sasha from Mass, 5 out of 5 stars from birth to backing a confidence building book, December 3, 2002
I purcased this book yesterday and i am aready done reading it! I cannot wait to read it again.
From birth to backing is with out doubt a horse training bible, there is very intelligent
methods to go by from biting to rearing and halter brakeing to trail riding. I can't wait to
start teaching my 5 month old belgin draft. At first I was afriad of her, she is already
taller than me ( I'm 4'11") but now i feel that i am knowledgable enough to handle any situation.
I really wanted to start off on a great start so i searched for the right book, I am very glad I
bought this one!!
firstname.lastname@example.org from ventura, california USA, 5 out of 5 stars
Horse Whispering that anyone can understand, September 12, 2000
When my daughter began riding and eventually entering any and all competitions within our
county, my husband and I knew we had to keep up! Her passion for riding led to us leasing horses,
and we took this responsibility seriously. We found this book by Maxwell and Sharples to be
extrememly helpful. I was overwhelmed with how much there was to learn, but her book efficiently
catagorized the most essential things one needs to know about horses. The format of the book
profiles all ages of the horse from young to elder and deals with behaviors, anxieties,
training, problems and solutions. The book goes in depth to reveal the best way to handle
your horse and their behavior, not to mention health and maintainance issues.
Briefly, this is an excellent all encompassing manual of comprehensive horse care and
maintainance. For a lay person like myself, I feel I can tackle this book and come away
with some very useful information, even if I am not exactly Elizabeth Taylor in her younger years.
Horses Never Lie : The Heart of Passive Leadership
- Mark Rashid - Paperback: 192 pages, Publisher: Johnson Books (May 2000)
Reviewer: lisapisahfrom South Boston, MA United States, May 2, 2001
This is one of the best horse 'training' books I've ever read. I found that Mark presented
his theories in a unique format, where each story teaches you something about horses.
I was able to read through the book in a matter of hours and was not only entertained,
but felt like I could apply many if not all of his practices to the horses I deal with
everyday; it isn't your typical how-to at all. I especially like the way Mark explains
how horses view us and how, many times, it is miscommunication between humans and equines
that becomes the culprit in many 'problem' horse cases. Bravo to Mark Rashid for taking a
new approach to writing about horse training and keeping it humble, down to earth,
and honest (just like our horses!)
Reviewer: Miss K Smuts from South Africa, June 26, 2000
Don't start reading this at night!
Well, once again all I can say, is that Mr Rashid caused me to lose many hours of sleep upon
receiving his book - I read through the night! He has hit home with his customary wit, insight and
thought provoking advice. Not only does he show you how to become your horse's trusted partner,
but also how you should trust your horse in his opinions, decisions and desires. He is not shy to
admit that he too, can sometimes be wrong. Like his other two books, he leaves you with the
opportunity to figure things out for yourself. He doesn't give you a step-by-step instruction
on "how to", but equips you with the knowledge that you can make the right decision. If you
are at all interested in a different way of dealing with your horse, then you should read
not only this book, but his other two books as well.
Improve Your Horse's Well-Being : A Step-By-Step Guide to Ttouch and
- Linda Tellington-Jones -- Hardcover - 256 pages, November 30, 1999 (1.04 x 9.43 x 7.65 )
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Longeing and Long Lining the English and Western Horse : A Total Program
- Cherry Hill -- Hardcover - 256 pages,December 1998 (1.04 x 9.43 x 7.65 )
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Lyons on Horses: John Lyons' Proven Conditioned-Response Training Program
- John Lyons (Afterword), Sinclair Browning (Introduction) -
Hardcover, 228 pages, Doubleday (October 1991)
From the Publisher
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.
B & W photographs and illustrations throughout.
Making, Not Breaking : The First Year Under Saddle
- Cherry Hill -- Hardcover, December 1992 (0.93 x 10.28 x 7.21 )
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 64,316
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- Pat Parelli, Kathy Kadash, Karen Parelli -- Western Horseman, December 1993
Private Lessons John Lyons Answers Your Questions About Care & Training
- John Lyons, Maureen Gallatin (Editor) - Hardcover, 200 pages, Belvoir Books (February 2000)
- Richard Shrake - Hardcover, 192 pages, Trafalgar Square (October 2000)
The long-awaited second book by renowned horseman Richard Shrake, founder of the innovative Resistance
Free method of horse training and riding. Highly illustrated with color photos.
From the Publisher
This book is written and designed as a road map for people wishing to train horses in a way that
sets aside traditional methods of breaking. Richard Shrake's unique Resistance Free system will
help anyone interested in creating a good horse approach training in a logical, progressive way.
He offers a step-by-step system that eliminates trial and error, a method that is productive for
neither trainer nor horse. In Resistance Free Training, he explains how to...
- Mike Kevil, Darrell Arnold (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1991
A Western Horseman Book
Starting the Colt : First Lessons in Riding and Driving
- Mary Twelveponies -- Paperback, April 1992
Teach Your Horse Perfect Manners: How You Should Behave So Your Horse Does Too
- Kelly Marks - Hardcover: 224 pages , Publisher: Trafalgar Square (April 2002)
Reviewer: citywulf from Atlanta, Georgia USA, July 6, 2002
Positive Reinforcement for Horses
I have been looking for the "perfect" behavior book for horses and this is it!
Thorough, easy to understand, and humane, this book discusses techniques, join-up,
ground manners, loading, and a host of other behaviors. The descriptions are clear
and the instructions are easily laid out. If you want only one reference book for
behavior, make it this one!
Training the driving pony
- Allan D. Conder / (Hard to Find)
Training Workhorses / Training Teamsters
- by Lynn R. Miller, Kristi Gilman-Miller (Photographer) / Paperback / 352 pages / Published 1994 / Amazon.com ranked 1,035,001, Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
The Way of the Horse : How to See the World Through His Eyes (Howell Equestrian Library)
- Jane Kidd (Editor) -- Hardcover, September 1998