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Over Under Through Obstacle Training for Horses

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Over Under Through Obstacle Training for Horses

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Description

While many training books have explained ways to progressively "desensitize" horses to frightening situations and objects in the arena or round pen, this new book from Vanessa Bee—Founder of the International-Horse Agility Club and 3-Minute Horsemanship—takes the concept of teaching horses to accept what they think is terrifying out into the world around us.

When considering common obstacles that might scare a horse, you usually find they require the horse go over something (like a bridge, threshold, or log), under something (such as a tunnel, low branch, or flags), or through it (as in a gateway, ditch, or heavy brush). Sometimes there can be a combination of all three elements!

To deal with such challenges, Bee has provided Six Blueprint Exercises to lay the foundation of skills you need to teach a horse to go over, under, and through just about anything.

Then, she takes us through 5o common scenarios—such as riding over white lines or dark shadows, going under doorways, or passing through fields full of farm animals or "marshmallow" hay bales. Using small, easy-to-do, building-block steps and hundreds of color photographs, Bee shows us what is needed to change the horse's instinctual reactions and behavior, assuring a smoother, safer ride down the road.

With lessons explained in Bee's trademark "keep it simple" style,
is one book from which every horse and horse owner will benefit.

BOOK: perfect-bound Binding
PAGES: 164 Pages Pages
Pub Date: 2015
List Price: 27.95
Sale Price: See listing.
Item #: 2312