How Horses Learn

Equine Psychology Applied to Training

Author: Jeanna Fiske

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595379338

Category: Pets

Page: 148

View: 1621

How Horses Learn covers the basic concepts in learning psychology with emphasis on the unique learning characteristics of the horse. The author provides a through scientific review of much of the information known about learning in horses, then applies this information to specific training situations.

How Horses Learn

Which Training Methods Work and why

Author: Debbie Marsden

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318776

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 4384

"Explains how many different methods of training horses, both traditional and alternative, work in practice, showing how behaviour problems develop and can be solved using a variety of real case history examples, and how some of the most popular alternative training systems really work and why, enabling horse owners to choose the best possible training programme for themselves and their horses." --Cover.

Basic Training for a Safe Trail Horse

Learn How to Improve Horse Behavior Without Resorting to Scare Tactics Or Medicinal Supplements

Author: Martha Leynes-Selbert

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1606933779

Category: Pets

Page: 84

View: 4054

For equestrians, horse trainers, and animal lovers, Basic Training for a Safe Trail Horse is a comprehensive, in-depth look at logical and humane training tips for optimal trail riding. Martha Leynes-Selbert, published writer and horse training specialist, has written a superb user's guide that gives trainers, riders and owners a distinctive way to establish a quiet and successful relationship with a horse. Leynes-Selbert's approach to a gentle way of training is explained in detail along with photographs that give the reader step-by-step instruction. Through her relationship with horse trainer, Patricia Allard, Leynes-Selbert's proven methods include relating to the horse as an "alpha mare" instead of a predator. She takes all aspects of fear-based training out of the equation and highlights the intelligence of this regal animal. Her methods include a more compassionate approach-how horses can actually respond to the rider or trainer through words and patient attention.

Connecting with Horses

The Life Lessons We Can Learn from Horses

Author: Margrit Coates

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146712

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 4579

Margrit Coates is internationally acclaimed for her work as an animal healer and communicator, and is the author of Healing with Horses and Horses Talking. Now, for the first time, she explains how horses can offer healing and guidance to us, the people in their lives. Connecting with Horses explores the key lessons that we can learn from these magnificent animals. When we really understand how to interact with horses and how to interpret their roles in our lives, we will learn how to improve our relationships with others and much more. This extraordinary book draws upon powerful true stories and practical experience to explore themes and offer profound insights ranging from creativity through to potential and success. As you will discover, even your own horse or pony is an incredible animal that has much to teach you...

Equine Behavior - E-Book

A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists

Author: Paul McGreevy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702052922

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 1065

Equine Behavior: A guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is the quintessential reference for all who really want to know what makes horses tick. Research in horse behavior has made great strides in recent years. This book examines the truth behind modern trends and ancient traditions. Full of insight, it rounds up the latest findings of practitioners and researchers from all over the world, drawing on both cutting-edge research and best practice. With more than 1,000 references, the book explores equine behavior from first principles, by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and focusing on ways in which management and training influence the responses of their domestic counterparts. Equine physicians, trainers, handlers and owners all need to be students of equine behavior, because the first sign of a problem is often a change in behavior. So, whether you own, ride, lead, groom, feed or heal horses, what you observe is vital to your understanding. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are a grave concern for equine veterinarians worldwide, because they can lead to poor performance, welfare issues, abuse and, ultimately, wastage. Traditionally, veterinarians gave priority to the physical health of their equine patients. This book is a unique attempt to demonstrate the way science can throw light on how and why problems and unwelcome behaviors arise. It also offers ways to bring about change for the better. Beautifully illustrated with more than 500 photographs and line diagrams, Equine Behavior: A guide for veterinarians and equine scientists is an essential resource for practising veterinarians, students and enthusiasts with a specific interest in horses, ponies, and donkeys. Professional trainers and handlers, equine scientists and behavior therapists will also find its contents invaluable. Paul McGreevy is Senior Lecturer in Animal Behavior at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

Joey

How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See

Author: Jennifer Marshall Bleakley

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496421787

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9792

“A touching tale.” —Kirkus Reviews The heartwarming true story of a blind horse named Joey. At the height of his show career, this beautiful Appaloosa’s majestic stature, strength, and willingness to work made him the perfect partner. But when an injury cost Joey his show career, he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately experiencing severe abuse and neglect. A rescue group found Joey nearly dead from starvation—and blind. Then he came to Hope Reins—a ranch dedicated to helping hurting kids who had been abused, emotionally wounded, or unwanted. By teaching these children to care for rescued animals, the Hope Reins staff were convinced they could reach kids with love and hope and show them that we are never forgotten by God. But could the financially struggling ranch afford to take care of a blind horse that no one else wanted? Could Joey somehow learn to trust people even though the world had hurt him so badly? And what would happen—to Joey, the kids, and Hope Reins—if they failed? A true story of friendship destined to become a classic, Joey will touch your heart and reveal the power of finding light in the darkness.

How to Think Like a Horse

The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342802X

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 1676

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

The Horse Behavior Problem Solver

All Your Questions Answered About How Horses Think, Learn, and React

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421963

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 3804

Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.

How I Talk to Horses

Author: Margo Ragland Reid

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457555301

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 4124

Fourteen years ago I bought Missy. She was incredible, had a bad attitude and she hated me. I immediately decided, buying Missy was the stupidest thing I’d ever done, until she talked to me. Missy first talked when she really wanted something, tried to get it herself and failed. In frustration, she turned to me and asked me to get it for her. When she asked, she said it clearly, in complete sentences. She was surprised that I understood and got it for her. I was amazed that she asked so clearly. I’ve paid attention ever since. Now, Missy talks all the time. Once I got more horses, I realized, they all talk. If we don’t notice, horses give up and don’t try to talk to us anymore. We can learn how horses think, processes information and talk. I reject the term, “Breaking Horses”. I don’t want broken horses, so I don’t break them. I want spirited, intelligent, engaged horses. Breaking horses makes them anxious and reactive. Its archaic thinking, like controlling a wife was in the 50’s. This book explains…. How I talk to horses. How anyone can, if you learn how horses think and speak. How to earn your respected position in their herd, as their Leader. How to fi x incorrect or ill behavior, by telling them, “Wrong answer. Find a better answer.” How to show your horse what you want, have them trust you, become brave, and try. How to become confident and share that confidence with your horse, without arrogance. How to interpret what your horse is saying, by what your horse is showing you. How to help an abused horse overcome PTSD, learn to trust and feel safe with you. How to turn a reactive brain off, turn their thinking brain on, so they can respond and not react. How to read your horse’s ears, because ears say as much as their eyes say. How to approach a horse, who sees you with one eye, ask them for two eyes, and why it matters. How a horse’s brain is different than a human’s and what that means while you work with them. ………………………………………..............……………...”May your Horse ‘want to’ be with you”

Equitation Science

Author: Paul McGreevy,Andrew McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118279484

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 6697

Written by two internationally recognised experts, Equitation Science is the first book to draw together the principles of this emerging field into a much-needed coherent source of information. The goal of equitation science is to enhance our understanding of how horses think and learn, and to use their natural behaviour to train, ride or compete with them in as fair a manner as possible. The welfare consequences of training and competing horses under different protocols are explored. Drawing on traditional and emergent techniques, this book incorporates learning theory into an ethical equine training system suitable for all levels. It also focuses on evidence-based approaches that improve rider safety. "Equitation Science is one of those rare books that is going to change the way we train and manage horses forever. It brings together a fundamental understanding of the way horses think and behave and presents a system of modern training that has the welfare of the horse at its core – it must be the foundation work for the next generation of professional and amateur riders and trainers. Riders will ride better, trainers will train better and we will have happier, healthier horses." —Wayne Channon, International Grand Prix Rider "I found this a very interesting and enlightening book. Equitation Science will help anyone involved with horses to understand them more and to be more effective in their training and education. The knowledge this brings to anyone involved with horses should help to make the horses’ lives easier and therefore allow the partnership between humans and equines to flourish." —Yogi Breisner, British Eventing Performance Manager "Equitation Science is an ambitious and thorough look at an enormous range of areas, approaches and factors concerning the training of horses. The authors have an underlying theme to their text of scientifically assessing and then also promoting the use of ethical and humane methods of horse training to increase all sport horses’ welfare and happiness within their sporting requirements. Equitation Science also provides an invaluable insight as to how and why what we do with our horses actually works." —Paul Tapner, Professional International Advanced Eventing Rider, Badminton CCI**** 2010 Winner

Empowered Horses

Learning Their Way Through Independence, Self-Confidence, and Creative Play

Author: Imke Spilker

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570764134

Category: Pets

Page: 200

View: 2685

With illuminating text, this study explains why it is necessary for riders to carefully build a relationship that eliminates the traditional rider-as-oppressor dynamic and instead empowers the horse to behave as an individual. To begin achieving this relationship, riders learn to transform a horse’s work space into “free space” by giving their horse choices; by understanding how horses live and prefer to spend their time; by observing, sensing, and reflecting with the horse; and by using visual language to win the horse’s friendship. The result is a surprising dialogue with the horse that yields an indomitable partnership—unparalleled improvement in the horse’s attitude, health, balance, and movement, as well as mutual enjoyment of what was once the often dull, frustrating grind of daily training lessons.

Bolender's Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Trail Riding

Author: Mark Bolender

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462060730

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

View: 8101

Good horsemanship is not about domination, but leadership and having the horse volunteer for a partnership with the handler. That summarizes the focus of trainer and author Mark Bolender. In Bolender's Guide to Mastering Mountain and Extreme Trail Riding, he spells out his philosophy and training regimen that works to build mutual trust between a horse and rider. Bolender's training method, developed to incorporate the horse's natural instincts, is appropriate for riders of any skill level, from those who want to ride for pleasure to those who seek more advanced techniques for mountain and extreme trail competition. In this guide, he provides an array of information: selecting an ideal trail horse, acquiring the proper equipment, earning and building trust, and handling obstacles such as poles and logs, rocks, trenches, water, gates, bridges, campsites, other animals, and people. The guide breaks provides a fascinating journey into the horse's mind and how its instincts can be used to develop good horsemanship.

The Nature of Horses

Author: Stephen Budiansky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684827689

Category: Education

Page: 290

View: 5663

Based on archeological findings, the author examines the evolution of the modern horse, including behavior, vision, intelligence, and language

See How Horses and Ponies Grow

Author: Kathryn Walker

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781435828810

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8812

Presents information about the physical characteristics of horses and ponies, their behaviors, and development from birth to full maturity.

Reining Essentials

How to Excel in Western's Hottest Sport

Author: Sandy Collier,Jennifer Forsberg Meyer,Al Dunning

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570764073

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 8181

Brimming with expertise and insider information for one of the most popular competitions in Western riding, this definitive reining manual takes aspiring horseback riders through the initial steps—choosing a horse and perfecting the required maneuvers—all the way to becoming a confident competitor. What originated among cowboys working ranch cattle has clearly turned into one of the hottest disciplines in the Western tradition, with the National Reining Horse Association experiencing a dramatic 40 percent increase in membership over the past 10 years. From one of the top competitors and trainers in the sport, this essential guide contains the best methods for producing well-trained horses who can stop, spin, accelerate, and accept the rider's every cue.

Walking the Way of the Horse

Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship

Author: Leif Hallberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595479081

Category: Pets

Page: 664

View: 8890

Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit www.walkingthewayofthehorse.com

Learn How to Draw and Paint Horses for Beginners

Author: Paolo Lopez de Leon,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311574328

Category: Art

Page: 177

View: 5981

TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Materials Charcoal Airbrush Pastels The Basics Sphere Cone Cube Cylinder How to Draw a Horse Drawing Horses in Different Poses How to Render a Horse WithPencils How to Draw a Cartoon Horse: Charcoal Painting Rendering theHorse in Charcoal Learning about Colors Pastel Painting Rendering the Horse in Pastels Watercolor Painting Painting the Horse in Watercolor Airbrush Painting Painting the Horse with Airbrush Author Bio Introduction Horse are fascinating creature, as horses they are great and beautiful, with an analogy of haste as it’s a fast and strong animal, even in old painting you can see how an artist paint horses in his canvas, so why not learn and also feel how to render horses, by following the instruction in this eBook, by this we are like back in time as we follow the old artist footprints and later on see what we will became “A Great Horse Painter” , after you learned how to paint horses with various media. I’m sure you’re excited to learn how to draw and paint horses, and I’m sure you won’t regret it, I’ll teach you the basics, of how to render horses using your pencil, but that’s not all, you will learn more as you move along from one medium to another, so bear with me, as we tackle different types of media when rendering horses, just give your time and dedication in your horse painting, so have fun painting and let’s accept the fact that painting is now part of your life.

How Horses Help

Breaking the Barriers of Disability with Equine Assisted Therapy

Author: Gerry Harrington

Publisher: SRA Books

ISBN: 1909116459

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 8064

Getting along with others, managing our lives, working out what to do next, and why - there are few among us who don’t find all that a challenge. For the emotionally or educationally disadvantaged, it can seem a mountain too high to climb - frustrated, angry, deeply discouraged, they can feel trapped in the foothills of their lives. But being around horses can change all that. Horses are large, demanding, sensitive, responsive. They very much like some things, and absolutely won’t tolerate others. Learning how to care for a horse, how to groom it, do the mucking out, to ride, building a relationship and working as a team, all these are transferrable skills which can help disadvantaged young adults learn how to take care of themselves and live independent lives. Gerry Harrington’s intensely thoughtful and highly informative book draws on her long experience using equine assisted therapy to help educationally and emotionally disadvantaged young adults to find their feet and live independent lives once they have left school. Taking the reader through all the different kinds of mental and emotional challenges which can be addressed and transformed through EAT, and demonstrating how it works in practice through case studies and stories, Gerry Harrington opens a door to a world of potential for parents and carers to explore. Highly practical, with all sorts of strategies, further reading and helpful organisations all mapped out, this little book can, quite literally, change lives.

Knowing Your Horse

A Guide to Equine Learning, Training and Behaviour

Author: Emma Lethbridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444316025

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9379

Is your horse afraid of the farrier? Are you both struggling during training sessions? Do you want to use clicker training but don’t know where to begin? If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource if you want to better understand your horse’s behaviour and make the most of that understanding to improve your training techniques. Knowing Your Horse gives you a range of practical tools to employ in solving equine behaviour problems, and training tasks and case studies demonstrate these tools in use. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory as applied to horses, and offers practical advice on reward systems, positive and negative reinforcement, and overcoming fears and phobias. If it’s not horses but humans that are causing you problems in training, this book will also help you to explain the concepts to other people. Learning recaps offer quick summaries and training logs are provided for your own training notes.