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What Your Horse Wants You to Know: What Horses'

"Bad" Behavior Means, and How to Correct It

by Gincy Self Bucklin

Book Description Listen to and communicate with your horse-successfully

"This is a book for everyone who has ever looked at the constantly increasing list of methods and systems marketed as 'horsemanship' and wondered which of the many possible approaches would be most suitable for a particular behavior problem. Gincy Bucklin has distilled her many years of experience with horses and riders into a very useful, step-by-step, hands-on book. Bucklin's writing is smooth and easy to read, and no matter where you open this book, you'll find that her deep respect and affection for both equines and humans shines through."

-Dr. Jessica Jahiel, author of Riding for the Rest of Us

"Gincy Bucklin uses her decades-long experience with horses to answer that most frequently asked question: 'Why did my horse do that?' And she comes up with creative solutions that weave together traditional horse handling with the best of modern horse training, including my own personal favorite, clicker training."

-Alexandra Kurland, author of Clicker Training for Your Horse and The Click That Teaches video lesson series

It takes time for a horse to learn everything we want him to know. If we don't make our intentions clear to him in ways that he can understand, or if we don't listen to what he wants, problems may result. Featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step advice, What Your Horse Wants You to Know reveals how to communicate effectively with your horse to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation.

What Your Horse Wants You to Know focuses on improving your horse's behavior on the ground, so you can develop relationship and communications skills without the more challenging problems that arise once you're on his back.

Book Info
Text focuses on horse behavior and offers effective, step-by-step methods for developing communication with horses. Shows how to use the entire body for communication and emphasizes the rewards of being patient and consistent. Includes such topics as bathing, biting, doctoring, feeding problems, stall problems, panicking, and more.

No matter what discipline you are involved with, this book will become a favorite. It applies to horses beginning their education as well as seasoned competitors, ridden or driven, and just much loved family pets.

Comments For the beginner, this book provides a ready reference to cover hundreds of situations that arise in our day to day association with our horse or pony. For the experienced horse person, it is a compendium of knowledge that is so far unequaled in training literature.

I highly recommend this book for every horseman's book shelf, no matter what your level of experience.