How to Think Like a Horse
By (author) Cherry Hill
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How to Think Like a Horse by Cherry Hill
Book DescriptionAsk someone who works with horses how best to communicate with a balky colt and she will tell you that horses do not respond to human cajoling. To be successful the human must understand and work with, not against, the horse's instincts, needs, and fears. When a trainer resorts to human teaching methods - reasoning, begging, bribing, even hugging and kissing - the horse will be confused and unable to respond appropriately. But if horses are treated respectfully with methods they understand, everyone involved - animal and human - will be happier, safer, and more productive. Horse trainer and instructor, Cherry Hill believes that every greater human/horse relationship benefits from a greater human understanding of what motivates horses, how they experience the world, what makes them happy, and what worries them. Journey through the equine mind with Hill as she explores all that makes a horse tick. How do his basic needs dictate his behaviour and mood? What touches and tastes appeal to his senses? How does his "fight or fight" instinct dictate his response to sudden movements? Hill offers interactive experiments - fun for both horse and human - that bear out her findings on horse behaviour. And her final chapter presents simple training methods that draw from the insights and information presented throughout the book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781580178358
(254mm x 190mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Storey Books
Publisher: Storey Books
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Cherry Hill
101 Ground Training Execises for Every Horse & Handler, Paperback (May 2012)
Features simple, systematic exercises that are appropriate for horses of all ages, breeds, and disciplines. Part of Storey's signature "Read & Ride" series, this title is designed specially to hang on a stable wall or fence for easy reference while hands are occupied with the horse.
What Every Horse Should Know, Paperback (February 2011)
Examines the lessons that are vital for every domesticated horse, whether a trail horse, dressage or jumper, rodeo or ranch horse. This title features sections on how to handle a horse without fear, how to teach respect and patience, and how to help the horse master the actual 'work' he needs to do.
Horse Hoof Care, Paperback (February 2009)» View all books by Cherry Hill
Address the topics of hoof care and horseshoeing. This book offers coverage of lost shoes, hoof cracks, thrush, clubfoot, contracted heels, and many other common problems, along with advice on treatment.
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