The Truth About Horses
A Guide to Understanding and Training your HorseBook - 2003
Balancing new scientific research with his practical horse-training experience, author Andrew McLean debunks long-standing myths about horses and presents a far-reaching, totally humane method of horse training. He starts by recognizing vast differences between equine and human brains and mental processes. He describes the traditional trainerï¿½s mistake of judging horses according to the standards of docile or good horse and bad-tempered or mean horse. The horseï¿½s brain cannot make abstract judgments about ï¿½goodï¿½ or ï¿½badï¿½ behavior, but readily responds to conditioning by trainers who understand the equine brain, the instincts that drive it, and a horseï¿½s way of knowing the world. The author emphasizes that by training a horse according to a set of consistent responses that coincide with equine instincts, horse owners can avoid undesirable horse behavior. He offers a training program and amplifies on it with enlightening case studies. Here is must-reading for every current and prospective horse owner and rider. More than 300 color photos.
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.