Groundwork Training for Your Horse: Develop a Deeper Bond with Your Horse Through a Range of Exercises and GamesPaperback
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- Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
- Format: Paperback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 191mm x 259mm x 13mm | 476g
- Publication date: 27 April 2007
- Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
- ISBN 10: 0715324411
- ISBN 13: 9780715324417
- Edition: 5, Revised
- Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
- Illustrations note: 300 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 54,766
Designed to help develop a bond between the horse and the trainer, which leads to greater trust and the ability to get the most from the relationship. This book includes step-by-step guides on how to improve the horse's suppleness, obedience and education from the groundwork level. It teaches the trainer how to tune in to the subtle body language of the horse and communicate with it in a much clearer way. It also contains techniques developed and applied by top trainers and equine behaviourists.
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Lesley Bayley is a qualified Equine Muscle Release Therapy practitioner. She is a former editor of Your Horse magazine and author of numerous equestrian books including seven for David & Charles. Lesley lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.
Table of contents
Introduction; 1 Know Your Horse Basic Handling Techniques; Preparing for Groundwork; 2 Groundwork in Practice Understanding Equus; Intelligent Horsemanship; Passive Leadership; Equine Communication; Parelli Natural Horse Man Ship; Think Equus; Positive Horse Magic; TTEAM; Lungeing; Long-Reining (Long-Lining); In-Hand Work; Help Yourself - Help Your Horse; Further Information/The Trainers; Index.