Train Your Young Horse with Richard Maxwell: A Complete Equine Education from Foal to Full Grown

Train Your Young Horse with Richard Maxwell: A Complete Equine Education from Foal to Full Grown


By (author) Richard Maxwell

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 193mm x 263mm x 17mm | 739g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 0715327992
  • ISBN 13: 9780715327999
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 98,613

Product description

Readers will learn to build a solid foundation for their young horse with this essential training guide that takes them from newborn foal to adult horse. With four distinct sections that aid navigation, readers will quickly find solutions to specific problems. Step-by-step sequences with explanatory captions and practical tips teach readers how to tackle new experiences calmly and with confidence. Complete with real-life case studies, this comprehensive guide gives readers everthing they need to mold a young horse into a safe, rewarding ride.

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Author information

Richard Maxwell is one of the UK's best-known horse behaviourists and trainers. Originally trained by Monty Roberts, 'Max' has developed an effective approach that he demonstrates in clinics around the world. He is an experienced author, having written three previous D&C titles. He lives in Haverhill, Suffolk.

Table of contents

Introduction; PART ONE - Making the decision Taking on a youngster; 10 principles for training youngsters; The training pyramid; The importance of repetition; PART TWO - Creating a trainable brain The benefits of an early start; Imprinting; Halter training; Leading; Basic handling; Weaning; PART THREE - Preparing for working life Further halter training; Desensitization; Tying up; Clipping; Preparing for the farrier; Preparing for loading; Preparing for a bridle; PART FOUR - Riding on The first saddle; The first bridle; Accepting the bit; Long-lining; Introducing a rider; Backing your youngster; Riding on from day one; Conclusion; Further reading; Acknowledgments; Index.