The authors explain how to apply simple principles that will help you to achieve harmony with your horse on a day to day basis. The authors explain how to overcome the difficulties that many have when trying to see the world from an equine perspective, paving the way for the development of mutual respect. Taking readers beyond the concept of 'joining-up' with their horse, this book shows how to work with your horse each day, taking into account his specific needs. Whilst ideal for training the young horse, the authors also show how common behavioural problems in older horses can be worked on effectively. Self-assessment checklists at the end of each chapter enable you to test your understanding of the concepts as you go. All a better relationship with your horse requires is for you to keep an open mind and let the horse be your teacher. Let Think Like Your Horse show you how.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1 The Natural Horse; 2 Crossing the Divide; 3 First Principles; 4 The Science Behind Training; 5 Young Horses - The Unspoilt Canvas; 6 Riding; 7 Older Horses - Coping with their Baggage Conclusion; Acknowledgements, Index
Michael Peace graduated from the British Racing School in Newmarket and later gained a National Diploma in Thoroughbred Management. He is one of only 10 people in the world to hold the Monty Roberts Advanced Certificate. He now lectures at universities and colleges throughout Europe. Michael lives in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Lesley Bayley has specialised in equestrian journalism for 17 years. She has written 13 books and contributed to many more. Lesley was editor of Your Horse magazine before moving to the NFU's Countryside magazine. She is currently training to be an Equine Muscle Release Therapy practitioner and a Bowen Technique practitioner. Lesley lives in Melton Mowbray.