A great resource for riders at every level!
This book includes some of the most common problems people consistently seem to have with their horses. Marty provides you with ideas and suggestions on how to develop a plan to solve the problems you struggle with yourself to build a willing partnership with your horse!
In this book, Marty covers:
* Riding Foundation
* Barn Sour
* Crossing Water and Bridges
* Pulls Back when Tied
(softcover, photos, illustrations, 247 pgs.)
Excerpt from the book:
Groundwork – Problem-solving Starts Here
The purpose of this chapter is to establish a foundation for solving all the problems covered in this book. As you read the chapters on solving specific problems, there will be many referrals back to the groundwork. The techniques suggested in these chapters will assume the handler has read and can successfully complete the various groundwork exercises presented.
The beauty of this groundwork is its simplicity and positive results. It is useful in all aspects of training, whether working with a problem horse, starting a colt, or improving your own horsemanship. At any age or level of a horse’s training, you can improve his groundwork and riding foundation.
Groundwork is a confidence-builder for both the horse and the human. It is an opportunity to develop mutual trust, confidence, respect, and understanding. The human can establish himself in the leadership role.
It’s the little things that make the difference. Getting you and your horse handy on the halter rope makes everything easier, including catching, leading, trailering, vetting, shoeing, saddling, mounting, and all riding activities. Respect and response are as important during the day-to-day little things we do around our horses as they are in our planned training sessions.