Inside Your Horse s Mind

Inside Your Horse s Mind

A study of equine intelligence and human prejudice, aimed at every rider, whatever their level or area of interest.

Author: Lesley Skipper

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 0851317383

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 324

View: 236

A study of equine intelligence and human prejudice, aimed at every rider, whatever their level or area of interest. The author asks people to examine their perceptions of the horse and to consider the animal's intelligence, emotions, social organization, communication and learning.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Understanding Horse Behavior

Understanding Horse Behavior

"An innovative approach to equine psychology and successful training"--Cover.

Author: Lesley Skipper

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602390517

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 872

"An innovative approach to equine psychology and successful training"--Cover.
Categories: Pets

Zen Mind Zen Horse

Zen Mind  Zen Horse

The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses Allan J. Hamilton. This is a
good way to learn to control your chi. Draining all of the chi out of the whip
permits you to cast the end of the whip back and forth over your horse's back. As
your ...

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603427807

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 614

“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Knowing Your Horse

Knowing Your Horse

Since the 1800s, scientists have been discovering how animals of many species
both learn and adapt to their surroundings. The insights we now have into the
mind of every species, including the horse, are astounding. The learning abilities

Author: Emma Lethbridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444316028

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 391

If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory, and how to apply it in a way that is both efficient for training and holds the horse’s welfare paramount. Knowing Your Horse will be a key resource for those wishing to better understand their horse’s behavior, and to make the most of that understanding to improve their training techniques.
Categories: Medical

Dressage with Mind Body Soul

Dressage with Mind  Body   Soul

A 21st-Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding and Horse-And
-Rider Well-Being Linda Tellington-Jones. Learning to ... It is an excellent gauge
of stress level and can tell you a lot about your horse's state of mind and body.

Author: Linda Tellington-Jones

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570766473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 898

"A new approach to the classical methods of training dressage horses--methods that can cause the animals undue physical and emotional distress--these powerful new techniques from world-renowned horse trainer and behaviorist Linda Tellington-Jones improve not only the dressage horse's performance but also its well-being. The guide employs the author's legendary TTouch method and features practical dressage-training information on topics such as relaxing the overly touchy horse, focusing the overly playful horse, improving balance and transitions, and solving problems with stage fright. In addition to the providing the tips and techniques needed to ensure that the horse relishes its role in the art of dressage, numerous case studies of the top horses, riders, and trainers Tellington-Jones has worked with in her career are also included"--
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Reality of Building A Horse Barn and Farm

The Reality of Building A Horse Barn and Farm

And then worse, you watch as your horses go over to the water bowls on their
automatic waterers to get a drink and BWAM ... As I repeated that logic flow to
myself, like a mantra, over and over again, my mind finally latched onto the “filth”

Author: Janet Miller


ISBN: 9780557576197


Page: 307

View: 668

With a black and white interior, this book is a "MUST READ" for those who are planning to build a horse barn/farm, those who are just dreaming of someday building one, those on a limited budget, those on a limitless budget (because you will still have to give direction to your planners and architects to make sure you wind up with a functional barn/farm, and the one you wanted), those looking to buy an existing farm, those of you boarding, and anyone who rides or is thinking about riding (because the horse's housing and care will contribute to the horse's overall temperament and ability to perform). The author offers hard facts and information from her real life experience building and operating her own horse farm and her more than twenty years of horse ownership and hunter/jumper show competition. Anecdotal stories and "lessons" (epiphanies) are included to emphasize points to help readers avoid making mistakes in their own barn/farm construction projects.

A Gymnastic Riding System Using Mind Body Spirit

A Gymnastic Riding System Using Mind  Body    Spirit

The. MIND. Element: Yields. to. the. Leg. What Your Horse Needs to Know After
your horse learns to go forward in rhythm, he needs to learn that your legs can
tell him to move sideways as well as forward. He must understand the difference

Author: Betsy Steiner

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570767494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 602

International dressage rider and trainer Betsy Steiner's unique and well-rounded approach gives comparable attention to the body, mind, and spirit of both rider and horse as they ascend the classical training pyramid together. Includes a Pilates exercise program for riders!
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies

h r1 Taking on Your Horse's Health In This Chapter > Recognizing a healthy
horse > Knowing the horse's mind and its connection to health > Doing horse
care and exercising every day > Exploring equine nutrition and disease > Taking
care ...

Author: Audrey Pavia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052323

Category: Pets

Page: 388

View: 727

Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
Categories: Pets

The Tao of Equus

The Tao of Equus

Stephen Budiansky, The Nature of Horses (London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson,
1997), 84‒85.... exceptionally large... Leslie Skipper, Inside Your Horse's Mind: A
Study of Equine Intelligence and Human Prejudice (London: J. A. Allen, 1999),

Author: Linda Kohanov

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318071

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 228

Do horses make choices? How do they seem to know what people are thinking and feeling? Are horses spiritual beings with a destiny all their own? If so, how is this destiny connected with humanity's future? How does the equine mind compare with the human mind? What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus. In it she intertwines the story of the spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare Rasa with compelling neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and first-hand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy. She delves into the mental and spiritual processes behind the magical connections people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. She skillfully describes the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive — what she calls the "wisdom of the prey" — as well as a feminine wisdom found in her powerful interactions with horses, bringing to the page subtleties that women riders have intuited for centuries. Blending her extraordinary experience — what some would consider paranormal — with a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, Kohanov delivers a ground-breaking work sure to interest both longtime riders and readers interested in the leading edge of animal perception and animal-human communication.
Categories: Pets

Working with Wild Horses Second Edition

Working with Wild Horses  Second Edition

Your. Horse. Using. “Natural. Horsemanship”. Pressure. &. Release. Some
people call it “Join Up.” Some call it “Hooking on.” Using “Natural ... Through
moving a horse, and directing its movements, we can reach the horse's mind.
First, get the ...

Author: Nancy Kerson


ISBN: 9780557538164

Category: Horses

Page: 54

View: 190

How to gentle and train wild horses (Mustangs, Brumbies) This new, improved Second edition includes an expanded adoption and training section, plus Wild Horse History.
Categories: Horses

Storey s Guide to Raising Horses 2nd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Horses  2nd Edition

Although this method is probably easiest on the horse owner, there are times
when it's not feasible to wait for a veterinarian. Sometimes a ... Keep in mind that
the horse's brain is small and high, located at the top of his head. The best way to

Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603426879

Category: Pets

Page: 512

View: 831

Raising horses successfully requires good preparation, hard work, and a sincere interest in your animals’ well-being. With in-depth information on all aspects of horsekeeping, including grooming, foaling, housing, diet, exercise, and medical care, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to raise healthy and happy horses.
Categories: Pets

Horse Wise

Horse Wise

Thinking Outside the Stall and Other Lessons I Learned from My Horse Cheryl
Kimball. with a few ... Self-preservation is a strong thing in prey animals and to
watch this instinct take over a horse's mind is a sight to behold. Some of what I ...

Author: Cheryl Kimball

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609258429

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 889

A funny, poignant look at how horse sense has brought one woman wisdom about life and leadership: “You’ll enjoy this book.”—Buck Brannaman, author of The Faraway Horses Horses teach life’s great lessons—about the importance of consistency, the value of leading by respect instead of dominance, the wisdom of practicing patience instead of trying to force things. Horsewoman and author Cheryl Kimball uses endearing real-life stories of working with horses to reveal what these remarkable animals have taught her about managing a company, being a leader for employees in times of trouble, and living everyday life more deeply and authentically. You don’t need a horse to apply the life lessons of Horse Wise. Sharing entertaining and enlightening stories, Kimball explains how the lessons learned from the horse world apply to the world of people and our relationships with each other—and ourselves. When we put ourselves in a horse’s shoes, we gain compassion and wisdom—and we get what we need.
Categories: Nature

Conversations with Horse

Conversations with Horse

Gently bring your mind back to observing your horse and your quiet connection.
Each time you feel distracted by your mind or a noise, bring your awareness back
to your horse and to your own breathing. Notice how your horse's sides rise and ...

Author: Kate Solisti-Mattelon

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 1571781579

Category: Pets

Page: 113

View: 336

Horses have inspired, awed, and worked alongside humans for centuries, but have we really ever gotten to know them? In Conversations with Horse, professional animal communicator Kate Solisti-Mattelon takes us inside the mind of the majestic equine, revealing hidden insights from the equine spirit. She breaks through the species barrier and goes beyond personal animal stories to ask horses what it is they want to tell us. By reading about horses' innermost thoughts and feelings, horse lovers of all kinds will learn how to reestablish the original contract of love, trust, and mutual respect between equines and humans. You will learn how horses, as a species, have committed to bringing humans into balance with self and with other physical beings on our great planet. Horses give us many gifts, but perhaps the greatest gift of all is to teach humans to trust.
Categories: Pets

The Blood Queen

The Blood Queen

Korhan for his part was striving to touch his horses mind, failing at every attempt.
Eventually Vashni called over to him. 'Ri§ine, quiet your mind! You are trying too
hard! You should not have to try at all, as soon as this task seems to require ...

Author: Martyn Stanley

Publisher: Martyn Stanley

ISBN: 9780992986056

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 920

*"Deathsworn Arc 1: The Last Dragon Slayer" is now FREE to download!* Imperial Wizard Saul Karza has dragged himself and his companions through hell. Instead of falling into the Empress's arms and re-kindling their relationship, he finds she has regained her lost youth, leaving him old and frail. His strong position at court is at risk, as thanks to Brael's 'Truth', he is forced to make a stand against the tyranny of the church. Even if he can maintain his position, he risks losing more than one companion to the brutal 'Blood Trials'. The Deathsworn Arc Series of Dark, Epic Fantasy Adventure Novels:- Deathsworn Arc : The Last Dragon Slayer Deathsworn Arc 2 : The Verkreath Horror Deathsworn Arc 3 : The Blood Queen
Categories: Fiction

AZ of Horse Behavior Training

AZ of Horse Behavior   Training

This book is for horse enthusiasts at all levels of ability, providing a comprehensive program to improve the skills of both horse and rider.

Author: Jackie Budd

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 0764561111

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 970

This book is for horse enthusiasts at all levels of ability, providing a comprehensive program to improve the skills of both horse and rider. Viewing matters from the horse's point of view, the author seeks to give a better understanding of how the equine mind works, how it is influenced by environment, and how sympathetic schooling methods can be used to enhance overall performance. Section One gives an insight into horse psychology and behavior in an easy-to-follow question-and-answer format. Section Two is an A–Z listing of the important topics in schooling and understanding equine behavior. Detailed action plans are included.
Categories: Pets

Land of the Horses

Land of the Horses

That causes you to shift your weight which the horse feels and it takes them that
way. If needed use ... Use your inside leg forward toward the girth to support the
shoulder so the horse doesn't fall inside. ... Relax your mind, your body will follow

Author: Chris Lombard

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781626523920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 651

Growing up in a small Maine town, Chris had never ridden a horse. Never even touched one. But on one fateful night when he thought he had lost everything, he met two horses and looked into their eyes, and his life was changed forever. It inspired him to leave everything behind and go in search of his newfound connection to horses. His journey took him to the mountains of Colorado, the Hollywood Hills of California, and to the wild borderlands of Southern Arizona. And through the many connections he made with the amazing horses he met, Chris was guided to a greater wisdom about not only himself, but about life as well. Told in an engaging style that sets the reader among the horses, people and great landscapes of the American West, Land of the Horses entertains and inspires. It is a story that is in all of us and shows we are all capable of creating the life we truly want to live.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Mind s Eye

The Mind s Eye

“It's at 2:00 at the Institute, right?” “Right.” “I'll see how it goes. So, I'm going to
take off,” she said, pulling some jeans from the dresser. “The horse can't wait for,
maybe, twenty minutes or so?” he asked, with his eyes inviting her to come back
to ...

Author: Alan Krohn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465323811

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 300

Set during the short, dark days of a Michigan winter, The Mind's Eye takes the reader into the psychoanalytic consulting room and into the mind of Ivan Weiss, a gifted but troubled, psychoanalyst. Weiss' life is disintegrating. His daughter was recently raped, the clinic he directs is facing a sexual harassment charge, and paranoid worries about his wife's fidelity, which had plagued him in the past, are resurfacing. When his wife disappears, leaving an enigmatic note, and his daughter goes missing, his world totally flies apart. The story ranges from the quiet of the analytic consulting room in Ann Arbor to the south of France to a police chase in the devastated areas of downtown Detroit. It is about the present and secrets from the past.
Categories: Fiction

Choosing the Right Bit for Your Horse

Choosing the Right Bit for Your Horse

When you stand in front of a “bit wall” at a tack shop trying to select the best bit for
your horse, many factors should ... Other physical characteristics to bear in mind
include your horse's age, the width of his jaw, the length and depth of his mouth,

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603423877

Category: Pets

Page: 32

View: 847

Jessica Jahiel explains everything you need to know about the different types of bits and how they work so that you can decide which one is best for your horse, your goals, and your budget. She also shows you how to position and adjust bits correctly and goes over the options for riders who prefer not to use a bit at all.
Categories: Pets

Zen and the Horse

Zen and the Horse

“Inner rhythm” occurs by focusing the power of the mind. A focused mind
encourages letting go by utilizing the function of both hemispheres of the brain.
Focused intention moves and directs Ki (Part Four, Life Force) like water flows ...

Author: Pamela J.G. Au

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462843046

Category: Self-Help

Page: 155

View: 652

"This is a very interesting and intelligent little book; the author takes a unique approach to teaching centered, balanced riding, using Eastern philosophy as a context for mastering the art of equitation. The author writes with credible authority and conveys ideas and concepts clearly and vividly. Most important, the book delivers what it promises. It does provide specific advice for equestrians hoping to achieve this zen state in their riding." As reviewed by Writers Digest, 2004 "I think this is the first writing that actually describes what I feel when I ride my horses. I have never wanted to compete, just reach that place of unity which will be an ongoing practice with the horse for the rest of my life. No hurry to get somewhere, only connect while there! Maybe someday you will put this great book into visual movement in a video? You have really taken the mechanics out and replaced with emotion, awareness, with motivation to feel!!! With great respect to our patient teacher, the horse. " Sincerely, Chris in OR. "A must for the serious rider. This book stayed on target and was easy to keep up with. Most Zen horse books make me want to gag after 5 minutes, but this author has both of her feet on the ground and a lot to say. Buy it! you and your horse will both benefit." Chuck Click Here to go the authors website and more on Zen and the Horse.
Categories: Self-Help

Reflections on Riding and Jumping

Reflections on Riding and Jumping

As a practical matter, if you hold your horse on the line to a fence for a stride or
two, but turn away several strides before the fence, no fair-minded judge can
penalize you. At the same time, you will have turned on your horse's brain in the
right ...

Author: William Steinkraus

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570766022

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 578

A revised and updated edition of a classic work on horses and horsemanship by one of the most acclaimed riders in show jumping history.
Categories: Sports & Recreation