The Art of Restarting Horses by Mark Rashid

In his new book, The Art of Restarting Horses--internationally acclaimed horseman, Mark Rashid, says that horses who received inadequate training the first time around need to be restarted before they can become “willing partners” for  human beings. Horses are a lot like people. When there are gaps in understanding particularly...

TRAINING -Sensitize or Desensitize by Clinton Anderson

The balance ratio you need between sensitizing and desensitizing depends on a horse's temperament, but all horses need exercises doing both. Desensitizing the horse does not cause him to lose any of his responsiveness—it just makes him calmer, quieter, and less likely to spook and react to movement around him....