Empowered Horses

Author: Imke Spilker
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 1570764131
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Pets

With illuminating text, this study explains why it is necessary for riders to carefully build a relationship that eliminates the traditional rider-as-oppressor dynamic and instead empowers the horse to behave as an individual. To begin achieving this relationship, riders learn to transform a horse’s work space into “free space” by giving their horse choices; by understanding how horses live and prefer to spend their time; by observing, sensing, and reflecting with the horse; and by using visual language to win the horse’s friendship. The result is a surprising dialogue with the horse that yields an indomitable partnership—unparalleled improvement in the horse’s attitude, health, balance, and movement, as well as mutual enjoyment of what was once the often dull, frustrating grind of daily training lessons.

Equus Lost

Author: Francesco De Giorgio
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570768514
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Pets

In the 1980s, the world of riding, training, and competing with horses took a major turn with the spread of natural horsemanship, which at its most basic foundation rejects the use of abusive techniques and relies on methods derived from understanding the dynamics of free-roaming horse herds. Since then, equestrians across disciplines have incorporated elements of natural horsemanship into their work. But despite what was certainly an advancement in human-equine interaction that has improved the lives of many horses, Italian animal behaviorists Francesco de Giorgio and José de Giorgio-Schoorl dare to now ask, What if much of what we think we know about horses is, in fact, wrong? What if the premise of herd hierarchy is a myth? What if “conditioning” the horse’s behavior in the ways we’ve grown accustomed is undercutting his potential for development? What if there is another—better—level of partnership to which we can aspire? Their provocative book takes us into a dimension where we shed our assumptions of leadership, dominance, and control, convincingly showing a way forward that acknowledges that a horse, when allowed, is driven by his own inner motivation to explore and understand the world around him, including his relationship with humans.

Natural Horse Care

Author: Pat Coleby
Publisher: Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780733630521
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Pets

This practical and definitive guide explains how to keep horses in excellent health the natural way. The vital roles of correct feed rations, vitamins and minerals in the health of a horse are fully explained; and practical guidance is given on topics such as selecting the right food, treating ailments with natural remedies, dealing with recovery from injury, and combating equine flu. Trainers, breeders and horsekeepers of all kinds will benefit enormously from Pat Coleby's many years of experience working with horses in the UK and Australia. She is a qualified vet, and also the author NATURAL PET CARE.

Bombproof Your Horse

Author: Rick Pelicano
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570768743
Release Date: 2017-09-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Every horse, from the pampered show-hunter to the family pet, is faced at one time or another with an object or situation that is overwhelmingly terrifying, or just downright confusing. With his systematic approach to "bombproofing," Sergeant Rick Pelicano of the Maryland National Capitol Park Police shares his methods on how to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to training your horse to deal with such situations. His vividly illustrated manual shows you how to accustom your horse to a variety of circumstances, noises, and objects, thereby turning him into a more pleasurable, submissive, confident, and ultimately safer mount.

Building a Life Together You and Your Horse

Author: Frederic Pignon
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570766619
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Magali Delgado and Frédéric Pignon captured the hearts of audiences around the globe when they toured with their troupe of astounding horses in the debut version of the equestrian spectacular Cavalia from 2003 to 2009. The relationships the married performers formed with their horses and then generously shared with the world displayed genuine talent, unquestionable integrity, and immense appeal that reached beyond the general public. Many serious equestrians were left asking how it is they do what they do, and how can others achieve the level of trust apparent between this incredible couple and their horses. Magali and Frédéric explained many of their beliefs and shared many of their secrets in their first book on horse training philosophy, the bestselling Gallop to Freedom. Now, in this eagerly awaited follow-up, Magali and Frédéric focus on the evolution of the relationship one can build with a horse. Along with beautiful photographs taken by renowned equestrian photographer Gabrielle Boiselle, they open themselves completely to the reader, sharing insights and ideas about horses and humans. By turns frank and instructional, poignant and tender, this delight of provides another level of inspiration for every horseperson.

Riding Between the Worlds

Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317645
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Pets

In this powerful follow-up to her groundbreaking work The Tao of Equus, Linda Kohanov introduces provocative new theories about the human-horse connection, theories supported by in-depth experience. “Horses,” she maintains, “model an embodied spirituality, one that is both fully present in this world and deeply connected to the soul’s divine origins.” Kohanov explores how these animals support us on both levels, leading us to unexpected realizations about fear, intuition, awareness, empowerment, and above all, authenticity.

Gallop to Freedom

Author: Frederic Pignon
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570767258
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When Cavalia—the amazing equestrian-themed "spectacular," melding costumes and theatrics with stunt riding and haute école—first took North America by storm, few people knew who Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado were. But the whole world was soon abuzz with talk of the magical display these two remarkable individuals provided their audience—whether horse-crazy or layperson, none could walk away unaffected by the powerful connection they demonstrated with their unparalleled cast of beautiful horses. In this remarkable book, now available in paperback, Frédéric—a specialist in liberty and ground work—and Magali—a talented dressage rider at the Grand Prix level—combine efforts and share the secrets of the breathtaking relationships they have cultivated over the course of their lives with horses. They tell the story of Templado—the gorgeous but rebellious stallion who demanded they question all they had learned as horsemen and look at, in a whole new light, what it means to train horses. It was this tempestuous character that taught them that the process of building a relationship with a horse can be on more equal footing than most would dream possible. It is with this life-altering lesson in mind that Frédéric and Magali now explain their Six Golden Principles. These include how you can become a "safe haven"—the most important being in your horse's life—while ensuring he gets the leadership he craves and deserves. And, how to establish acceptable limits of behavior, as well as respect, without ever succumbing to anger or using force. They describe how to read horse behavior so you can better understand and communicate with your equine partner as an "individual." Plus, you'll see what it means to be patient and "give your horse a say" in his own training—and just how rewarding the results can be. In a chapter devoted to their practical approach, you'll explore what is perhaps most central to their methods: the idea of "play" and how games can be used to develop a horse's intelligence, confidence, and desire to perform, whether at liberty or in the most difficult of competitive environments. Magali shares the example of her Grand Prix mount Dao, with whom she has reached the pinnacle of European competition, and whom dressage judges praise for his supple and stress-free performances. Both Frédéric and Magali once thought they had become skilled and compassionate riders and trainers, but found that the monumental challenges presented by Templado turned their beliefs upside down and made them start again from the beginning. They now view their work with horses as a journey of endless discovery and infinite rewards. With this book, full of phenomenal color photographs of their horses, many of whom appeared in the show that first made them famous, you can join—and learn from—them.

Treating Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Author: Malena DeMartini-Price, CTC
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 9781617811500
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Genre: Pets

Committed trainers and owners can solve this problem!
Treating separation anxiety in dogs is not quick or easy—but it can be done. The successful ingredients are cooperation, commitment and time on the part of the dog trainer and the owners. In this important new book, author Malena DeMartini-Price shares her 5 Phase Treatment Protocol and related strategies to help dogs overcome the fear of being left alone and addresses the trauma it can inflict on both the dog and their owners. Trainer handouts, detailed step-by-step training tips and a sample initial interview questionnaire are included.

Learn about:
• The critical role that “suspending absences” plays in the early part of the treatment plan and how owners and trainers can make this more manageable.
• How dog trainers can make the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs a specialized business.
• The role that management techniques and medications can play to help support the recommended behavior modification strategies.
• How technology, including remote feeding devices and web cams, can be used to monitor a dog’s progress in overcoming his fear of being left alone.

Dancing with Horses

Author: Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
Publisher: Ja Allen
ISBN: 190880906X
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Horses

Dominance without punishment, collection without rein pressure, these apparent contradictions are explained as this charismatic new author demonstrates his revolutionary method of teaching and training based upon precisely defined body language. The method, a way of communicating in a visual language understood by the horse, assists the rider to develop a 'presence' and to achieve interaction with the horse. It is classically based and embodies both holistic and spiritual principles. Packed with marvellous colour photographs this book has already been a bestseller in Germany, France, Spain and Scandinavia and will enthral every horse owner.

The Gymnasium of the Horse

Author: Gustav Steinbrecht
Publisher:
ISBN: 0933316054
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre:

This is a very in depth, detailed book on the development of the dressage horse by one of the old masters. This is the fourth edition and has been rewritten a bit from the original in German. There are several chapters that were added by author at the end of the book. A "must" read for any serious dressage student. If you only buy one dressage book, make this the one. It is the most comprehensive, best written book on the systematic training of the horse. It still holds completely valid today. This book should be in every equestrian's library. First published in the late 19th century, this book is truly a work of remarkable coherence, comprehensiveness and depth of understanding. Steinbrecht's reputation as a master in the art of dressage makes The Gymnasium of the Horse a cornerstone of equestrian literature. Originally published in German; this translation from the 10th German edition by Helen K. Gibble, into English. Sections are: Rider's Seat and Aids; Purpose of Dressage; Systematic Training of the Horse; School Movements; Epilogue. Scarce title and long awaited for the many dressage enthusiasts who are familiar with the thoroughness with which Steinbrecht first addressed this topic.

Activate Your Horse s Core

Author: Narelle C. Stubbs
Publisher:
ISBN: 0974767018
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Horses

Activate your horse's core is a step-by-step manual and DVD showing exercises that mobilize the joints and engage the muscles used to round and stabilize the horse's neck, back, and pelvis during athletic activities.

In the Field with Horses

Author: Lisa Walters
Publisher:
ISBN: 0989091724
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre:

Horses are empowering to humankind. They have accompanied us in multiple capacities for centuries and have earned their noble status in our hearts. Being prey and herd animals, horses have honed their ?subtle awareness? to not only sense danger, but to cultivate deep forms of leadership, guidance, and communication. By providing her own true stories of amazing experiences with horses, interspersed with ground-breaking scientific research, Lisa reveals how, the way of the horse can guide us to awaken to the energetic field that connects all life. Whether you have ever been around a horse or not, In the Field with Horses will fascinate you!

It is Not I who Seek the Horse the Horse Seeks Me

Author: Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 3861279754
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sports & Recreation

HORSES & PONIES. Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling is internationally regarded as an expert on the body language of horses. Using the example of two stallions, he explains his system of a non-violent relationship to the horse. Illustrated with many pictures, the reader will follow the progress of Arab Stallion Marouk and Lusitano Stallion Queijo in discovering a confident and harmonious relationship to their human. In detail and with comprehensive insight, and with the help of many illustrations and photographs, the author introduces the reader in this book to the fascinating world of understanding horses through body language.