"Horse Tricks, In 2 Parts and Featuring: Dr. Sutherland's System of Educating the Horse (Annotated): Together with: 'A Handful of Feats'"
A book by G.H. Sutherland MD and Keith Hosman
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Table of Contents
About This Book
“Old doesn’t mean out-dated.”
“The more the horse is educated, the more obedient and companionable he will be, and the more he will be loved, and consequently better cared for.”
DR. SUTHERLAND'S SYSTEM OF EDUCATING THE HORSE With Rules for Teaching the Horse Some 39 Different Tricks or Feats
Chapter 1: TO COME WHEN CALLED
Chapter 2: TO MAKE A BOW
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Chapter 3: TO SHAKE HANDS
Chapter 4: TO KNOCK ON THE DOOR
Chapter 5: TO STAND ON A TABLE
Chapter 6: TO CIRCLE AROUND
Chapter 7: TO JUMP THE WHIP
Chapter 8: TO JUMP THROUGH THE HOOP
Chapter 9: TO LIE DOWN
Chapter 10: TO KNEEL DOWN
Chapter 11: TO SIT UP
Chapter 12: TO SIT UP – ANOTHER METHOD
Chapter 13: TO WALK ON THREE LEGS
Chapter 14: TO STAND ON HIND LEGS
Chapter 15: TO WALK ON HIND LEGS
Chapter 16: TO SAY YES
Chapter 17: TO SAY NO
Chapter 18: TO WALTZ
Chapter 19: TO PICK UP THINGS
Chapter 20: TO HOLD THINGS
Chapter 21: TO CARRY AND FETCH THINGS
Chapter 22: TO TAKE OFF CAP, COAT AND MITTENS
Chapter 23: TO UNBUCKLE SADDLE GIRTH AND TAKE OFF SADDLE
Chapter 24: TO OPEN AND SHUT THE DOOR
Chapter 25: TO PUMP WATER
Chapter 26: TO FIRE OFF A PISTOL
Chapter 27: TO RING THE BELL
Chapter 28: TO FIND HIDDEN THINGS
Chapter 29: TO TELL HIS ABCS
Chapter 30: TO COUNT OR SELECT DIFFERENT NUMBERS
Chapter 31: TO SPELL
Chapter 32: TO READ
Chapter 33: TO ANSWER ANY QUESTION IN THE MULTIPLICATION TABLE
Chapter 34: TO ADD, SUBTRACT, MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE
Chapter 35: TO BRING THE CARDS CALLED FOR
Chapter 36: TO TELL HIS AGE, DAYS IN THE WEEK, MONTHS IN THE YEAR, ETC.
Chapter 37: TO TELL FORTUNE
Chapter 38: TO PLAY CARDS
Chapter 39: TO PASS AROUND THE HAT
"A Handful of Feats" as originally penned by Keith Hosman
Chapter 40: Teach Your Horse to Sidepass Toward You On the Ground
Chapter 41: Teach Your Horse to Lower Its Head While Standing
Chapter 42: Teach Your Horse to Pick Up Its Feet When You Point
Chapter 43: Teach Your Horse to Come to You
Chapter 44: Teach Your Horse to Load into a Trailer When You Point
Fixing "Horses That Bite"
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"Old doesn't mean out-dated."
• Annotated (Tips and modern-day thought added)
• 39 Classic tricks to teach your horse
• With 5 original chapters (plus Addendum) by Keith Hosman
• Bonus chapters offers a fix for "Horses That Bite"
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 included 6 additional chapters written by myself.
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.
Paperback, Language: English, unillustrated (no photos), 135 pages
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