Whole Heart, Whole Horse
Building Trust Between Horse and RiderBook - 2009
Many horse trainers feel that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view: "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment." This book covers such subjects as gathering information from the horse, turning rider/trainer mistakes into positive experiences, developing realistic boundaries, understanding how and why horses release energy from real or perceived traumas, and reaching a comfortable balance point between horse and rider. Rashid analyzes developing softness, consistency, dependability, trust, and peace of mind in both horses and humans, as well as how to become a leader whom your horse will want to follow and work with.--From publisher description.
Published: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2009.
Branch Call Number: 636.1 RAS
Characteristics: xv, 205 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm.