Round Penning: First Steps to Starting a Horse
Round Penning: First Steps to Starting a Horse
A book by Keith Hosman, John & Josh Lyons Certified Trainer
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Table of Contents
Section I: Round Penning
Here’s your plan, step-by-step.
Day One: “How 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
More training to do at this point in your colt’s life
Basic Ground Training
How to Halter a Horse
Here we specifically address halter breaking, but the running theme (“Give me your head, relax”) can be applied to many similar issues. Also covered to a lesser extent: Getting your horse to turn and face you in a pen or stall and head shyness.
Teaching Your Horse to Lead
A horse that leads well also respects your position as leader; you’ll find positive effects not only on the ground -- but in the saddle as well.
Leading a Stubborn Horse
Learn a quick fix for getting a horse moving again if he freezes up when being led -- with an eye toward lasting changes.
Lungeing a Horse
Lungeing your horse can offer great benefits, but you gotta use the time wisely. Here’s how, when and why.
Manners & Vices
Horses that Bite
Biting is the worst vice your horse can have. It’s more dangerous than bucking, than rearing, than kicking -- more dangerous than anything else you can name. Here’s what to do.
“I’m Scared of My Horse, Please Help” (The Intimidating Horse)
Is your horse the boss of you? Turn things around by learning to spot the moments when your horse takes control.
“Whoever Moves First Loses”(How to Get Respect)
Here’s something you can do to take back (sustain, or solidify) your rightful spot as leader in your “herd of two.”
Trailer-Training Your Horse Using the Round Pen
Here’s a way to teach your horse to proactively load himself -- and to do so in a rather showy fashion.
Tricks to Teach
Teach a Horse to Side Pass Toward You on the Ground
This trick, with its huge “wow” factor, is easy to teach! (And it’s great for horses that won’t stand at the mounting block.)
Keeping a Horse
Is My Horse Hard to Train... Because of His Feet?
You might be in the round pen today -- but regardless of age or training level attained, quality hoof care is a must because the truth is always “no foot, no horse.”
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The changes you can make in the round pen are amazing – but training there is about much more than simply running a horse in circles. There are objective and progressive steps. This guide to the proven methods of John Lyons, shows you exactly what to do, in which specific order, and why. You’ll build a strong foundation on your green horse - or reset the attitude of a more mature horse.
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 10 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!
*Note: This book does not address first saddling, it brings you right up to that point. That'd be the next step.
Paperback, Language: English, Unillustrated (no photos), 128 pages, SKU: 283
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