You Can Train Your Horse to Do Anything

You Can Train Your Horse to Do Anything

But, as is all too well known, many horses simply do not cooperate, and this is because they are not motivated to do so. The "On Target" training system aims to change their attitude.

Author: Shawna Karrasch

Publisher:

ISBN: 1872119271

Category: Horses

Page: 200

View: 526

Everyone involved with horses wants them to consistently behave well and perform to the best of their ability and knowldge. But, as is all too well known, many horses simply do not cooperate, and this is because they are not motivated to do so. The "On Target" training system aims to change their attitude. The "On Target" method of training combines the basics of clicker training with a step-by-step target system that assures training success for horses of any breed or any age. Clicker training initially motivates a horse to perform correctly because the handler rewards him every single time he does what is required. Later the horse will come to associate the sound of the clicker with an upcoming reward, so the rider can "tell" the horse that he has performed correctly without having to stop and immediately give him a treat. This frees the rider to continue the movement he/she is performing while communicating to the horse that he is doing it right.Target-training takes reinforcement of correct behaviour a s tage further. The "target" is a tool - either fixed to a stationary object such as a fence or held in the trainer's hand - that the horse learns to focus on completely. Because the horse is motivated to perform well to gain his reward, he can be trained to happily follow the person holding the target.
Categories: Horses

Working with Wild Horses Second Edition

Working with Wild Horses  Second Edition

Before Clicker Training can be used for anything useful, you have to teach your horse, and yourself (it takes more coordination than you might think!) how it works. This is done by training the horse to touch a target object.

Author: Nancy Kerson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557538164

Category: Horses

Page: 56

View: 592

How to gentle and train wild horses (Mustangs, Brumbies) This new, improved Second edition includes an expanded adoption and training section, plus Wild Horse History.
Categories: Horses

The Horse Training Problem Solver

The Horse Training Problem Solver

Your questions answered about gaits, ground work, and attitude, in the arena and on the trail Jessica Jahiel. Karrasch, Shawna. You Can Train Your Horse to Do Anything! (Kenilworth Press, 2006) Klimke, Reiner. Basic Training of the ...

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612122762

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 970

Training a horse can be a frustrating experience for rider and animal alike. From dealing with a horse that won’t listen to rectifying erratic behavior, this guide covers hundreds of common training challenges and offers proven solutions to your most pressing issues. Stressing effective communication, realistic goals, and the importance of an enjoyable atmosphere, Jessica Jahiel helps you get the most out of your training sessions by pinpointing what’s causing the problem and providing strategies to help both rider and horse stay engaged and focused.
Categories: Pets

What I d Teach Your Horse

What I d Teach Your Horse

Unillustrated (no pictures), 219 pages. When you finish this book, you'll have a horse that's better trained and more dependable than 99% of the others at your barn.

Author: Keith Hosman

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1497496810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 680

Question: "I just bought a horse. What do I do now?" Answer: "Buy my book, 'What I'd Teach Your Horse.'" If I had a dollar for every email I get asking "what to do" to make a riding horse out of the mare Uncle Emo just traded for the old RV - or how to retrain a horse that's grown rusty - or some version on either theme, I'd be the world's first gazillionaire. With the publication of this book then, I'm hoping to grab that distinction. If you broke your horse to saddle and rode it for the first time yesterday, this book (chapter 1) is where you'd start tomorrow. If you have an older horse and you've taught him everything you know and he still don't know nothin', this book is where you'd start, (chapter 2). It's a roadmap to building the foundation every horse needs, regardless of age, breed or background, regardless of what you've got ultimately planned for that horse. Afterwards, when your horse knows this book back to front, go train for barrels, roping, eventing, jumping or dressage. But today, basics are basics. Section I is the stuff your horse needs to know. Section II is the stuff (the theory) you need to know. Practice the first handful of chapters in order, as written. Beyond that, you should feel free to mix and match depending on your needs or abilities. Some chapters are dependent upon others - but in those cases, I've spelled out necessary prerequisites. Contents: SECTION I BASICALLY TRAINING YOUR HORSE - Legs Mean Move (Step 1 if This Is "Day 2" for Your Young Horse) - Hip Control, Part I - Hip Control, Part II - Classic Serpentine - Train Your Horse to Travel Straight - Clockwork: How to Teach Anything to Your Horse - Shoulder Control - The Reverse Arc Circle - How to Fix Leaning Shoulders - Serpentine: Indirect to Direct - Speed Control - Slow Down, Part I: Move the Hip - Slow Down, Part II: Wherein We Train the Brain - Balky Horses: Comatose One Minute, Hot to Trot the Next - Crossing Creeks and Scary Stuff - Teach Your Horse to Lower Its Head While Standing - Better Back Ups - Simple Steps to Power Steering - Diagonal Movement ("Leg Yields Without the Legs") - Softening - Getting Leads - A Fix for Cross-Firing (aka "Cross-Cantering") - Hips-in (aka "Haunches-in" or "Travers") - Neck Reining How-To SECTION II TEACHING YOU, THE THEORY BEHIND THE PRACTICE - The First Thing I Do Here's the first thing you should do with your horse today. - Each Time You Mount Up, Do This Here's a small thing you can do to keep your horse's attitude in check. - How to Pick Up Your Reins Like a Pro How to pick up, handle, and release your reins - Training Magic: Release on the Thought Two days from now your friends at the barn will be blown away by the overnight improvements you've made. - What You're Feeling For A trained horse will read your body language and act. - Learning When things are going awry, it's often because something small hasn't been taught. - Reins Tell Direction, Legs Tell Speed Maybe you're burning out your cues, using them as both a “heads-up” and motivator. - Talking Horse Tell your horse exactly what you were looking for when you're riding. - See Yourself Leading When Riding One simple change you can make for big changes immediately. - Perfect the First Time Here's how to soften your horse quickly. - Six Easy Ways to Improve Your Training Here are 6 training tips to simplify your training and make big changes fast. - Rider Checklists Here are 3 "Rider Checklists." Together, they'll keep you safer—and accelerate your training. - Diagnosing Problems Which cues is your horse ignoring? Second Edition
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Horseback Riding

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Horseback Riding

Clicker training isn't just for trick-training your horse. You can use it to help your horse learn just about anything you'd like it to learn! It's fun to start out by teaching tricks, but you can use it to teach your horse to walk into ...

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101198995

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 485

View: 529

Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne packs The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skills, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle, and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Better Than Bombproof

Better Than Bombproof

New Ways to Make Your Horse a Solid Citizen and Keep You Safe on the Ground, In the Arena and On the Trail Rick Pelicano ... During your training time specified for bombproofing, you can do anything you want. You can stay mounted or ...

Author: Rick Pelicano

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570769825

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 674

In order to avoid risking life and limb when the unexpected strikes, this definitive follow-up manual provides further in-depth instructions on how to "bombproof" horses. This method of training works for any number of unexpected incidents and unusual terrain, such as backfiring cars, speeding motorcycles, floating plastic bags, and crossing water and ditches. After reviewing the techniques from the first volume, this guide simplifies an array of new challenges: behavior problems, trailer loading, navigating parades and large gatherings, defensive riding, and self-defense techniques for the rider.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult

... You Can Train Your Horse to Do Anything: Target Training, Clicker Training, and Beyond. North Pomfret, VT: Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2000. Lansade L, Bouissou M-F, Erhard HW. Fearfulness in horses: a temperament trait stable ...

Author: Jean-Pierre Lavoie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119190318

Category: Medical

Page: 896

View: 570

Written by today's leading experts, this book keeps practitioners completely current with the latest in disease management of horses, taking a clear and practical approach ideal for daily equine practice. Arranged by subject for efficient searching, each topic covers clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. Practitioners gain quick access to information about conditions and disorders encompassing behavior, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, laboratory tests, musculoskeletal, neonatology, neurology, ophthalmology, respiratory, theriogenology, toxicology, and urinary diseases. Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine, Third Edition enhances the practitioner's skills in evidence-based treatment planning, and is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of more than 500 diseases and conditions. This handy, practical guide will help cut down on time spent navigating through other resources, so that equine veterinarians and veterinary students can study, diagnose, and treat with greater efficacy. Key Features The premier all-in-one equine resource designed specifically for quick information retrieval Divided into identically formatted topics for easy searching by alphabetical listing or by body system Coverage of more than 500 diseases and conditions Fast access to the accumulated wisdom of hundreds of veterinary experts Includes a companion website with 43 editable client handouts, 3 video clips, 8 color images, and select further reading
Categories: Medical

Zen Mind Zen Horse

Zen Mind  Zen Horse

You Can Train Your Horse To Do Anything! Trafalgar Square, 2000. Kathrens, Ginger. Cloud's Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns. BowTie Press, 2003. Kersten, G. and Thomas, L. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning: Untraining Manual.

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603427807

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 288

“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Training the Gaited Horse

Training the Gaited Horse

Recognizing the signs of conflict in the horse's mouth will save you training time, mouthing problems and your pride when the horse has had enough. Never do anything that will violate trust in the horse's mouth. When a horse has his ...

Author: Gary Lane

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438944319

Category: Nature

Page: 178

View: 290

This book takes into consideration training the gaited horse for the trail or the rail for a show horse. The book is a detailed look at the gaits of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, and the Rocky Mountain Horse. More importantly the book teaches you a training program that is easy to follow for a smooth easy gaited horse. You will have a complete understanding of the gaits and problem solving at your fingertips. No matter what your training goal are, trail riding or showing. This book will help you understand gaits, training and retraining for a great gaited horse. Consider your horse natural ability and train to a sound standard that matches that ability. Teaching your horse to flat foot walk is fun and easy following the method described in this book. Enjoy the journey be safe and have fun.
Categories: Nature