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What Every Horse Should Know
Patience, and Partnership
"Essential information for any horse owner." Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar, April 2011
This book, a follow-up to the successful How to Think Like a Horse, is packed with information that every domestic horse needs to know in order to live a fulfilling life around humans. Regardless of discipline or age, there are certain lessons that we should all teach our horses in order to create a respectful relationship with them and eliminate fear of people or their surroundings. Hill divides her book into three sections: "No Fear", "Leadership and Partnership", and in-hand and under-saddle exercises called "The Work".
Hill's book reminds us that horses aren't naturally adapted to live in our world, so if we want them to live happily alongside us, it's our job to teach them how to act appropriately and enjoy domestic life. Throughout the book there is essential information to better help us understand how our horse perceives our actions, and how we can make him more comfortable with things that he naturally has an aversion to. All of the advice is extremely practical and helps the reader to get inside the horse's mind, in order to help him become well-adjusted to both humans and every day equipment. Well organized and full of photos and drawings, there is a lot to be learned from Hill's newest book.
BOTTOM LINE: Essential information for any horse owner.
". . . a fascinating read and a timeless reference.." Northwest Rider, June 2011
Cherry Hill's groundbreaking bestseller, How to Think Like a Horse, showed readers how horses think, learn, respond to stimuli, and interpret human behavior. In this must-read follow-up, What Every Horse Should Know, Hill explains how horses learn and how we can help them develop the confidence and skills they need to live safely in the world of humans. Mastering these lessons is critical for horses and their handlers so that the partnership can reach its full potential.
What Every Horse Should Know addresses all stages of a horse's life from foalhood to old age. Cherry Hill gives readers the lessons in each chapter that are vital for domesticated horses, whether used for trail riding, dressage, jumping, rodeo, or ranch work. Chapters cover how to handle a horse without fear, how to teach respect and patience, and how the horse can master the "work" he needs to do. Readers can start at the beginning and work their way through the book, or dip in and out as needed when troubleshooting. There are tests for assessing the level of a horse's knowledge, suggestions on developing individual training programs, and comprehensive training program checklists that detail what each horse should know according to his age
Cherry Hill's thoughtful and informed words will intrigue anyone seeking to enrich and strengthen the horse-human relationship. What Every Horse Should Know is a fascinating read and a timeless reference.
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