This fully-updated, full-colour comprehensive guide on training horses covers every aspect of shaping confident, skillful horses, from foals to mature horses, and for work and riding. Storey's Guide to Training Horses is a one-stop reference for every aspect of horse training, including a complete program for turning a shy and gangly foal into a calm, confident, well-balanced equine partner. Now with full-colour photography, the third edition includes step-by-step guidance on all the essential training procedures for both English- and Western-style riding, including haltering and leading, saddling and mounting, and addresses the finer points of gaits, lightness, and collection. Best-selling author Heather Smith Thomas draws on her decades of equestrian experience to anticipate every situation that might arise and provide answers to addressing all the potential challenges of training different types of horses. AUTHOR: Heather Smith Thomas has written extensively on animal health care, authoring thousands of articles and 24 books on the subject. Her books include Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, The Cattle Health Handbook, The Horse Conformation Handbook, Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, Storey's Guide to Training Horses, and Stable Smarts. SELLING POINTS:
Third edition of a best-selling reference, updated and in full colour. Now features full-color photos of a wide range of horses, along with step-by-step photos and instructions for all the essential training steps and procedures.
Comprehensive, covering both Western and English styles. Includes a complete training program, beginning with foals and moving through every step to achieving a calm, well-coordinated horse and equine partner.
Expert authorship. With more than five decades of experience in the field and many renowned books, Heather Smith Thomas is widely recognised as one of the foremost equestrian authors in the country. Full-colour; photographs and illustrations throughout