Teach Yourself Horse Volume 1


This the 1st of 2 volumes offering a comprehensive guide to horse behaviour.

UPDATED (2015) VERSION (A4 format spiral bound, 204 full colour pages, with additional chapters)

The author offers compassionate, practical solutions to common behavioural problems which, in the main, result from the conflict between the horse’s long established biological needs and how we manage them as domestic companions.

• All horses have a scientific behavioural repertoire and you will learn to identify which behaviours are normal and hence which are abnormal

• There is a set of common needs for all horses and when these are compromised, even just temporarily horses become stressed

• Problem behaviours such as aggression, fear, resistance to training (for instance napping,  learning to be led without barging, being caught in a field, standing still to tacked up etc), are all indictors of breakdowns in coping and you will be given practical solutions on how to both identify and resolve these

• We will show you how to look at the world from the horse’s point of view

• You will gain the benefit from both the theoretical and practical aspects of the course – we will achieve this by working through real live case studies as well as giving you an opportunity to ask questions about specific horses you know

• You will leave with practical solutions such as NAC Behaviour Modification Programmes that will teach you how to implement them immediately on your own horses

• Teach Yourself Horse Volume 1, Meeting The Needs of Your Horse (written by Heather Simpson) will be useful references for the course.  Positive Horse Magic (written by Ross Simpson) is module based clicker training system which is rooted in positive reinforcement training (learn to train your horse like a dolphin trainer does!) and ties in with our overall approach to horse welfare.

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