Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Ride the Right Horse by Yvonne Barteau

A compatible personality is the most desirable quality in a horse, yet it is much harder to assess than gait or conformation. All horses have distinct personality traits that make them more or less suitable for various riding styles and disciplines. Riders and trainers who understand how to work with, not against, a horse's temperament will be rewarded with a happier, more successful human/equine relationship. Dressage trainer Yvonne Barteau describes the four basic equine personality types - social, fearful, aloof, and challenging - and the different clues to identify a horse's primary personality. Often the dominant personality type is complemented by a secondary trait, creating, for example, the aloof-challenging or fearful-social horse. Using clear signals and readily identified behaviour patterns, riders can determine any horse's type and then use this book's tips and techniques to improve training sessions. Fun and enlightening as it is to analyze equine characteristics, it's just as important to understand how the personalities of both the rider and the trainer affect each horse. Barteau includes a self-evaluation quiz to help the reader determine what her own riding and handling preferences are and how she can use that knowledge to work more effectively with her current horse or to shop smarter when selecting a new equine partner. Fascinating case studies, stories, and profiles of famous horses and their riders offer readers real-life examples of how compatible personalities work together to achieve great things!

Buy Ride the Right Horse by Yvonne Barteau from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781580176620
ISBN-10: 1580176623
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Storey Books
Publisher: Storey Books
Publish Date: 22-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Ride the Right Horse by Yvonne Barteau

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Ride the Right Horse book by Yvonne Barteau and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Yvonne Barteau

Dressage Horse Manifesto by Yvonne Barteau
Paperback / softback, November 2015
$48.69