Starting Baby Jaz

Starting Baby Jaz : A Young Horse's Journey from Halter to Saddle

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Ride your horse today for the horse you want tomorrow.
--Charles Wilhelm
Learn from renowned trainer Charles Wilhelm as he spends a year taking Jaz Poco Salsa, a yearling foundation-bred quarter horse filly, from haltering through the first two months of riding. In this training diary, you'll see Wilhelm's Foundation Training system in action and share the experience of doing colt-starting right. This practical guide details the safe, recommended progression of training exercises and includes:
* Instructions covering everything from the essential basics through actual riding
* Step-by-step, detailed exercises and training activities you can do with your young horse
* Safety tips for grooming, feet handling, and preparing for the veterinarian
* Advice for handling common setbacks and problems
* Over 100 photos of the training and exercises
* A chapter on training yourself--the mental aspect of horsemanship
* An appendix packed with information on selecting and caring for a young horse Whether you are a novice, an intermediate, or an advanced horseperson, you can use this approach and these building blocks to get your horse mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to be your lifetime working partner.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 27.9mm | 680.4g
  • Turner Publishing Company
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0764596306
  • 9780764596308

About Charles Wilhelm

Charles Wilhelm, one of America's top six general horse trainers, is also a trainer of people. His ability to bridge the gap between horse and rider is legendary, as is his skill with problem horses. Wilhelm is a featured trainer at major horse expositions and the author of Building Your Dream Horse (Howell). He writes for several leading equestrian magazines, has a weekly show on RFD-TV, has been a speaker at UC Davis, and has appeared frequently on The Horse Show with Rick Lamb.
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"Ride your horse today for the horse you want tomorrow."
--Charles WilhelmLearn from renowned trainer Charles Wilhelm as he spends a year taking Jaz Poco Salsa, a yearling foundation-bred quarter horse filly, from haltering through the first two months of riding. In this training diary, you'll see Wilhelm's Foundation Training system in action and share the experience of doing colt-starting right. This practical guide details the safe, recommended progression of training exercises and includes: Instructions covering everything from the essential basics through actual ridingStep-by-step, detailed exercises and training activities you can do with your young horseSafety tips for grooming, feet handling, and preparing for the veterinarianAdvice for handling common setbacks and problemsOver 100 photos of the training and exercisesA chapter on training yourself--the mental aspect of horsemanshipAn appendix packed with information on selecting and caring for a young horseWhether you are a novice, an intermediate, or an advanced horseperson, you can use this approach and these building blocks to get your horse mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to be your lifetime working partner.
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