Training Your Foal

Training Your Foal : Raising a Foal from Birth to Backing

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Raise a confident and happy horse through sensitive training! Correct training follows from knowledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviourally. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic knowledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: Imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 15mm | 472g
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0857880020
  • 9780857880024
  • 71,078

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The way a horse is trained and treated in its first two years - along with its inborn traits - determines how it will behave for the rest of its life. This book is full of useful information about the physical, behavioral, and mental development of the young horse and sets out the correct way of training a horse to be responsive, safe, and enjoyable to ride.
Training Your Foal contains all the essential knowledge, tips, and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal, including:
- Imprint training
- First learning steps
- Learning with mother
- Weanlings and yearlings
- First public appearances
- Sexual maturity
- Weaning the foal
- Problems of adolescence
- Obedience and discipline
- First gymnastic exercises
- First mounting of the young horse
- And more
This is truly an invaluable reference book for all horse owners, horse breeders, and anyone rearing a foal.
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Review quote

'The generous use of colour photographs beautifully illustrates the informative text and this is a book the reader will be eager to refer to each step of the way in training their foal to grow happily and successfully towards maturity.' - Ireland's Equestrian
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About Renate Ettl

Renate Ettl is an equine sports therapist, Western style rider, judge and horse trainer. She has published several successful books with Cadmos, and lives in Germany.
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