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Re: round pen horses
How many times do you think you've ridden your horse? A thousand? Five hundred? Just guess. What if every time you got on, you improved something, no matter how small? If you could just see some little improvement for each of those thousand times you've been on that horse, that's a thousand percent improvement. After all, you can't get the horse trained all at once; the key is to make some small improvement every time you get in that saddle. Your mindset, when you get in that saddle, is that something is going to get better. Now, it might not be what you'd planned on working on because it's not a matter of what you want to work on that day - your horse decides for you. You may want to work on your right lead, but the horse says "No, I'm just going to run away." So you may not work on leads at all; you may just work on...
A guide to your first steps when training the young horse, with a primary focus on training in the round pen. Section I gives you a 5-day, step-by-step set of instructions to take with you to the roundpen. Section II goes on to offer 9 more lessons that you'll need to teach your young horse at this point in his life.
Written by Keith Hosman
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If you're starting a horse or need to turn around an older horse that's proving a challenge, round pen training is your very first step.
The changes you can make there are amazing - but to make these advances, you'll need to know that there is a tried-and-true system. It's more than simply running a horse around in circles; there are objective and progressive steps. It's easy - but you can't go in without a plan.
This guide to the proven methods of John Lyons, shows you exactly what to do, in which specific order, and why. Follow this material as written to turn around older horses, those "set in their ways," as well.
Section I of "Round Penning: First Steps to Starting a Horse" gives you a 5-day, step-by-step plan to take with you to the round pen. Section II goes on to offer 9 more lessons that you'll need to teach your young horse at this point in his life, (haltering, leading, lungeing, vices, gaining respect, hoof care, trailer loading & more).
Train your horse:
• to become a willing partner
• to deal with its fear
• to be ready for the first farrier visit
• to be much safer for you and your family to be around
Build a strong foundation for your green horse - or reset the attitude of a more mature horse. Do it today! He's only getting bigger!
Section I: Round Penning
Day One: Where Do I Start?
Day Two: Come To Me
Day Three: Spook in Place
Day Four: Sacking Out
Day Five: Picking Up Feet
Section II: Beyond the Round Pen
• How to Halter a Horse
• Leading a Stubborn Horse
• Lungeing a Horse: How, When & Why
• Manners & Vices
• Biting Horses
• Whoever Moves First Loses (How to Get Respect)
• "I'm Scared of My Horse, Please Help" (The Intimidating Horse)
• Trailer Training Your Horse Using the Roundpen
• Cool trick or fix for problems at the mounting block: Teach a Horse to Sidepass Toward You on the Ground
• Is My Horse Hard to Train... Because of His Feet?
*Note: This book does not address first saddling, it brings you right up to that point. That'd be the next step.
Paperback format, 5.25"x8", aprox 121 pages
Item: Round Penning: First Steps to Starting a Horse [paperback version]