Horse Training In-Hand, a book by Ellen Schuthof-Lesmeister and Kip Mistral forward by Sylvia Loch.
When it comes to horses, nothing should be done suddenly.
Beyond the Track Retaining the thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse by Anna Morgan Ford with Amber Heintzberger
Personally, I think being able to give a new and happy life to a off track thoroughbred (OTTB) is a very admirable thing to do.
Horse sweat patterns – can tell you more than you think! (The amount of sweat is also directly related to the weather so when you do your sweat patterns observation, take the weather into account.)
Proper use of the ring of muscles allows a horse the opportunity to reach his full athletic potential and helps to keep a horse sound for the long-term. (The ring of muscles: Muscles that include the abdominal, scalenus, and semiteninosus from the neck to the loin area.)
Cherry Hill's guideline on Successful training session:
For successful training session, follow these guidelines:
If you have been reading all the information we have collected and the few articles that we talked about importance of turnout, you know we think turnout is good for horses. Here is an article on research completed in France about how housing condition could impact equine behavior during handling for different breeds.
Either you are a professional trainer/rider or amateur trainer/ rider, keeping a log is a very powerful tool for your training. Here is an article by Ron Meredith on Keeping Logs and how keeping a log of your lessons and training sessions can help you keep track of your progress.
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