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Begging your horse to enter the trailer is aggravating. Forcing your horse into the trailer is dangerous. Unfortunately, you can't just leave the little bugger there at the fairgrounds, so you are stuck. Who needs the aggravation?
The next time you're running late for a show and the kids are driving you nuts and you need to get your horse boxed up and you're running really late… wouldn't you love to have a pro horse trainer show up and show you what to do?
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"Old doesn't mean out-dated."
* With 5 original chapters (plus Addendum) by Keith Hosman
NOTE: The free or cheap copies of "Dr. Sutherland's System of Educating the Horse" found elsewhere online are poorly scanned-in, blurry and very difficult to read. The material you'll find here in my book has been reformatted for the modern era. More importantly, I've annotated the material ("added comments") and included6 additional chapters written by myself.
Check out the Table of Contents, below
This book brings together public domain material written by G.H. Sutherland, MD and by me, Keith Hosman. It is published in two sections. The first is a collection of dozens of tricks you can teach your horse and was written in 1861 by Dr. Sutherland. The second contains five "feats" I put to paper after finding them to be quite popular at my clinics. You will also find a fix for horses that bite, should they get nippy following some of the training which calls for the horse to pick objects up with its mouth and the like.
I have annotated Dr. Sutherland's work. That's a fancy way of saying that I read through his material, then added comment to each chapter based on personal experiences, modern thinking and techniques. Know that, while they may be short, each observation or insight was placed with care; each can make big changes fast somewhere in your training. I daresay you just might recoup the cost of this book somewhere in that sea of italicized notes.
Still, why should you lay down your hard-earned cash for a horse-training book written generations ago? Because author G.H. Sutherland could train horses to do tricks that you'd like to learn — and when something works, it works. Besides, in all this time, what's really changed? It's still a human using the same simple tools to teach a horse to do the same maneuvers.
Table of Contents:
DR. SUTHERLAND'S SYSTEM OF EDUCATING THE HORSE With Rules for Teaching the Horse Some 40 Different Tricks or Feats
– TO COME WHEN CALLED
– TO MAKE A BOW
– TO SHAKE HANDS
– TO KNOCK ON THE DOOR
– TO STAND ON A TABLE
– TO CIRCLE AROUND
– TO JUMP THE WHIP
– TO JUMP THROUGH THE HOOP
– TO LIE DOWN
– TO KNEEL DOWN
– TO SIT UP
– TO SIT UP–ANOTHER METHOD
– TO WALK ON THREE LEGS
– TO STAND ON HIND LEGS
– TO WALK ON HIND LEGS
– TO SAY YES
– TO SAY NO
– TO WALTZ
– TO PICK UP THINGS
– TO HOLD THINGS
– TO CARRY AND FETCH THINGS
– TO TAKE OFF CAP, COAT AND MITTENS
– TO UNBUCKLE SADDLE GIRTH AND TAKE OFF SADDLE
– TO OPEN AND SHUT THE DOOR
– TO PUMP WATER
– TO FIRE OFF A PISTOL
– TO RING THE BELL
– TO FIND HIDDEN THINGS
– TO TELL HIS ABCs
– TO COUNT OR SELECT DIFFERENT NUMBERS
– TO SPELL
– TO READ
– TO ANSWER ANY QUESTION IN THE MULTIPLICATION TABLE
– TO ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE
– TO BRING THE CARDS CALLED FOR
– TO TELL HIS AGE, DAYS IN THE WEEK, MONTHS IN THE YEAR, ETC.
– TO TELL FORTUNE
– TO PLAY CARDS
– TO PASS AROUND THE HAT
"A Handful of Feats" as originally penned by Keith Hosman
– Teach a Horse to Sidepass Toward You On the Ground
– Teach Your Horse to Lower His Head While Standing
– Teach Horse to Pick Up Its Feet when You Point
– Teach Your Horse to Come to You (Using a Roundpen)
– Teach Your Horse to Load Into a Trailer – From Some Distance
Fixing "Biting Horses"
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Is this book right for you? Please note: This is a training book; it is not a "care and feeding" book. See contents listing below. When choosing, you may also want to check out the reviews for my other books here on Amazon.com like "What I'd Teach Your Horse" and "What Is Wrong with My Horse?"
Do you have a foal on the way? Maybe you've got a weanling who's growing like a weed but in need of training and possibly getting dangerous?
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When Cavalia—the amazing equestrian-themed "spectacular," melding costumes and theatrics with stunt riding and haute école—first took North America by storm in 2003, few people knew who Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado were. But the whole world was soon abuzz with talk of the magical display these two remarkable individuals provided their audience—whether horse-crazy or layperson, none could walk away unaffected by the powerful connection they demonstrated with their unparalleled cast of beautiful horses. Now in this remarkable book, Frédéric—a specialist in liberty and ground work—and Magali—a talented dressage rider at the Grand Prix level—combine efforts and share the secrets of the breathtaking relationships they have cultivated over the course of their lives with horses. They tell the story of Templado—the gorgeous but rebellious stallion who demanded they question all they had learned as horsemen and look at, in a whole new light, what it means to train horses. It was this tempestuous character that taught them that the process of building a relationship with a horse can be on more equal footing than most would dream possible. It is with this life-altering lesson in mind that Frédéric and Magali now explain their Six Golden Principles. These include how you can become a "safe haven"—the most important being in your horse's life—while ensuring he gets the leadership he craves and deserves. And, how to establish acceptable limits of behavior, as well as respect, without ever succumbing to anger or using force. They describe how to read horse behavior so you can better understand and communicate with your equine partner as an "individual." Plus, you'll see what it means to be patient and "give your horse a say" in his own training—and just how rewarding the results can be. In a chapter devoted to their practical approach, you'll explore what is perhaps most central to their methods: the idea of "play" and how games can be used to develop a horse's intelligence, confidence, and desire to perform, whether at liberty or in the most difficult of competitive environments. Magali shares the example of her Grand Prix mount Dao, with whom she has reached the pinnacle of European competition, and whom dressage judges praise for his supple and stress-free performances. Both Frédéric and Magali once thought they had become skilled and compassionate riders and trainers, but found that the monumental challenges presented by Templado turned their beliefs upside down and made them start again from the beginning. They now view their work with horses as a journey of endless discovery and infinite rewards. With this book, full of phenomenal color photographs of their horses, many of whom appeared in the show that first made them famous, you can join—and learn from—them.
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Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground — Series II DVD — You established a solid foundation of trust and understanding with your horse in Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground Series 1: Parts 1 thru 4. Now, get ready to build on that foundation in the next series. Clinton will show you easy, step-by-step ways to make bridling and leading easy. He'll teach you advanced lungeing and desensitizing exercises. He'll introduce you to circle driving and side passes. He'll also show you exercises that will challenge your horse while rewarding you with even more manageability and cooperation. Gaining Respect and Control on the Ground – Series II: Parts 1 thru 4 – building a better relationship between you and your horse. No matter where the journey takes you, the training makes the trip worthwhile. Runtime: 7 hours and 55 minutes.
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Countless horse owners dream of someday training their own young horse, but this is a project that requires solid skills, experience, and a large dose of "horse sense." Here is a "must have" book for anyone planning to train their first horse, or an experienced trainer wanting to brush up on the basics. The author starts with teaching how to instill basic good manners in a foal and continues on through ground work and the young horse's first rides. She also teaches the rider such important skills as safely introducing the colt to trail riding. This book will help first time trainers develop and reliable mount and avoid injuries.
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How do you train a horse to get in and out of a trailer safely and calmly? With the renowned trailer-training method taught by the late Dr. Edwin Goodwin, long-time equine professor at the University of Maryland, it's simple.
In Trailer Training Your Horse, journalist and equine enthusiast Laura Harrison McBride brings to publication for the first time the lessons and advice of Dr. Goodwin. The step-by-step training technique works quickly on green horses, it works fairly quickly on older horses that have already been led; and it works a bit more slowly on horse that have have negative trailering experiences. Most important, it works, almost without fail, and it can help your horse overcome fear, stubbornness, bad training, and bad handling.
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Barrel racers are driven by an unrelenting desire to win. Unfortunately, they are often misled. The secrets have been well kept for much too long. The time has come for barrel racers to stop looking for success, in all the wrong places.
In this revolutionary book, author Heather Smith boldly reveals the real reasons for slow times, tipped barrels, behavior problems and much more. Smith challenges readers to develop new perspectives and describes specific action steps, all proven to yield positive, fast results.
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**This book has sold thousands of copies in hardcover.**
When you see a horse under saddle that looks light, elegant, and graceful—as though he’s having the best time of his life, that horse is moving in true balance. Going in true balance makes carrying a rider easier and more enjoyable, so he does it with ease, grace, and a pleasant attitude.
There have always been a few horses that could carry riders this way, and there have always been certain riders that had just the right touch or feel to get almost any horse to go like this.