Doug Payne

The Riding Horse Repair Manual

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Doug Payne

The Riding Horse Repair Manual

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CONTACT ISSUES Crabbing the Reins Head-Tilting • Grinding Teeth Tongue Issues Crossing the Jaw • Grabbing the Bit Strong Horses or "Puffers"

Perhaps the common thread between the many equestrian disciplines is the rider's desire to have a "happy" horse—one that is sound and willing and generally cooperative under saddle. It is this that can transform the equestrian experience from frustrating to satisfying, from unsafe to secure, and from merely mundane to utterly sublime.

Sadly, there are many horses out there that are not "happy," and they express their discomfort and/or discontent in a variety of troublesome ways. These are the common problems riders at all levels deal with on a regular basis, such as bucking, rearing, bolting, pulling, grinding teeth, refusing fences, and running out, to name only a very few!

The good news is, many times these behaviors have their root in poor riding and training. How is this a good thing? It means that in most cases, an honest self-assessment of your riding skill set, a list of achievable goals to improve your position and aiding, and a broadened repertoire of solid schooling exercises can give you all the tools you need to "fix" the problem you may be experiencing now, and those you may face in the future.

Doug Payne has made a name for himself in equestrian circles as the "go-to guy" when it comes to finding a way forward with "problem horses." Now he's sharing his tips and techniques for solving some of the most common contact issues, unruly outbursts, and jumping problems riders experience. Inside you'll find causes for problem behavior—from physical issues to "holes" in the horse's education—as well as dozens of safe and professionally tested solutions and step-by-step exercises.
Throughout, unbelievably detailed photo series provide micro-moments in the saddle, enabling you to observe the minute changes in your seat and your aids that can ultimately lead to major changes in your horse's behavior.

Rearing • Bucking • Bolting • Spooking Barn Sour Nappy Drops the Shoulder
• Unclear Transitions • The Stubborn "Freeze" Nervous and Anxious •
The Horse That Lacks Confidence • The Bully

JUMPING PROBLEMS Running Out Drifting • Stopping/Refusing • Rushing the Fence

Paperback, 216 pgs
Pub Date: 2014
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Item #: 2266