What Is Wrong with My Horse?
"What Is Wrong with My Horse?"
A book by Keith Hosman, John & Josh Lyons Certified Trainer
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Table of Contents
Use this handbook to “fix your horse for good.”
Section I: Fear, In All Its Forms
How your horse gets scared determines how we go about fixing it
Retraining the Flighty or Bratty Horse
Horses are herd animals and instinct tells them that there’s gotta be a boss. If it’s not you, it’s gotta be them. Here’s how to get and maintain control.
Whoever Moves First Loses (Or, “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.”
“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.
Despooking: Scary Things
Sack out and desensitize your horse to scary objects - like your hands, tack and everyday equipment.
Despooking: Scary Moments
Here’s how to teach your horse to contain himself (and thus, keep you safe) when something scary pops out of nowhere.
Despooking: Scary Places
Does you horse turn into a basket case every single solitary time he gets near the same darn spot on the trail or seemingly innocent patch of arena dirt? Here’s your fix.
Despooking: Scary ‘Away’ Places
When your horse only turns into a freakzoid when you’ve trailered to a distant location - like a show - here’s what to do.
Say Good-Bye to Mr. Jiggy
Here we’ll learn to relax and slow a high horse with a method so simple that it only has one step.
How to Slow Down Your Too-Fast Horse
If you have problems with your horse getting “higher and higher” -- or need a way to slow a fast one down -- then this is for you.
Calm Down Now
Nature placed an On/Off switch onto each horse. This exercise gives you the “flip switch.”
Section II: Keeping Your Horse On the Straight and Narrow
What you do today determines the horse you’ll ride tomorrow.
Perfect the First Time
If you’re guilty of being a bit heavy-handed (as evidenced by a stiff-as-a-statue horse) here’s a Top Five Horse Training Concept that will soften your horse fast.
6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Training
Six horse training tips, each designed to simplify your training and make big changes fast
Here are 3 “Rider Checklists.” Together, they’ll keep you safer - and accelerate your training to boot.
The First Thing I Do
Here’s the first thing you should do with your horse today - and with any horse that’s “new to you.”
When You Get On, Do This First
Here’s one small thing you can do to keep your horse’s attitude in check - and prevent mount-up problems from taking root.
Is My Horse Hard to Train... Because of His Feet?
If your horse stumbles, cranes his head to the ground, takes halting steps, doesn’t want to “move out,” or has grown irritable, it might be that his feet are hurting him. Here’s how to tell.
Section III: Overt Vices
Here’s how to fix some of the most common problems you might face with your horse: Easy, objective, step-by-step
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.
Here’s an easy fix for horses that get cinchy or irritated when you tack up.
Horses That Won’t Go
Addressed here: Horses that stop moving and stubbornly refuse to take another step. Two things not addressed here (at least not in-depth or specifically): Horses that have gradually become “dead-sided” and crossing obstacles.
Leading Stubborn Horses
Learn a quick fix to get a horse moving again if he freezes up when being led -- with an eye toward lasting changes.
Picking Up Feet
Teaching your horse to lift its feet on command is actually much simpler than folks tend to want to make it. Here’s how.
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A book full of solutions for the horse owner. In three parts. Section I: "Fright" in it's myriad forms. Section II: Neglect your lawn, get weeds. Neglect your car, break down. Neglect your horse... collect trips to the ER. Here's what you need to know to keep your horse tuned-up and out of trouble. Section III: Step-by-step fixes for the most common problems faced by horse owners.
You are a horse owner with problems. This is a book with solutions.
This book is dedicated to every horse owner who has seriously considered leaving the gate open and spilling a trail of corn out to the highway. I've been there, my brothers and sisters. I feel your pain. Horses can be an amazing high - but can also drive ya nuts faster than you can say "Why would you do this to me when I pay all the bills?"
This book is also dedicated to all you folks who, new to horses, ignored all sensible advice and bought a young horse, figuring you could "learn together." Doubtless, you're starting to doubt the sanity of that decision... but relax, it's our little secret. Cram what you can of this material each night; amaze your friends in the morning.
Section I: The lion's share of challenges faced by riders and owners revolve around some form of "fear," the rider's - or the horse's. Here we deal with "fright" in it's myriad forms.
Section II: Neglect your lawn, get weeds. Neglect your car, break down. Neglect your horse... collect trips to the ER. Here's what you need to know to keep your horse tuned-up and out of trouble.
Section III: Find step-by-step fixes for the "most popular" (notice the quotes?) problems faced by horse owners.
Paperback, Language: English, unillustrated (no photos), 151 pages, SKU: 285
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