Crow Hopper's Big Guide to Buck Stopping: Put an End to Your Horse’s Bucking Fits (Horse Training How-To)

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9781492721147: Crow Hopper's Big Guide to Buck Stopping: Put an End to Your Horse’s Bucking Fits (Horse Training How-To)

Control: Either you have it--or you don't.

Two words, "Either Or," are particularly appropriate when describing, owning, and handling the great majority of horses that buck. Either they do it because they're scared or because they're defiant. Either you're the type of person who takes on the challenge with a gleam in your eye or you have a bad stomach over the very idea. Either your barn friends think you should sell the animal because they feel embarrassed for you and your odd excuses for why you exercise it via hand walks and turnout and never a ride on the trail -- or they're pretty sure you don't realize the risk you take each time you hop aboard and they're considering an equestrian intervention.

And either you've got a plan to fix it--or you do not.

Make that "did not." "Did not have a plan." Because now you do. You've got this guide and so you've got a plan and with it a solution.

This book, "Crow Hopper's Big Guide to Buck Stopping," falls into four sections:

Section I: Learn the ground work required to begin snuffing out this deep-rooted issue. Given that "you ride the horse you lead," you'll begin your fix with your feet planted safely on terra firma. You'll gain confidence and control.

Section II: Learn to see a buck coming and what to do if it happens, then get back in the saddle for exercises designed to put you in charge and prevent future problems.

Section III: Perform exercises geared to address immediate and specific bucking issues: Bucking into the canter, how to deal with your fear, crossing obstacles, the horse that crow hops when introduced to the saddle.

Section IV: Training appropriate for every horse and rider--and a must for those schooling the bucking horse.

Your horse isn't going to buck if you have control. Your task, then, becomes gaining that control, understanding when you have it, knowing when you don't, working to get it.

Contents:

Section I
Ground Training

- When You Really Lose It
If your horse went ballistic last week, it didn't just "happen." Spot the signals.

- Where I'd Start
Bucking horse owners, here's something you can do with your horse that advances his training, is low risk, and fun.

- Whoever Moves First, Loses ("How to Get Respect")
Secure your rightful spot as leader in your herd of two.

- Bridle Work from the Ground
Develop control over your horse's individual body parts and gain respect

- Reverse of Respect
Backing your horse is an excellent way to affirm or establish your position as leader

- Lungeing a Horse for Added Control
With added training for the bucking horse, here is the how, when, and why of lunge-line training

Section II
Fixes from the saddle and preventative medicine

- Your Individual Prescription
- Ride Where You Can, Not Where You Can't
- Core Exercises (Introduced)
- Despooking: Scary Things
- Despooking: Scary Moments
- Getting Back On: What to Do If the Horse Bucks
- Hip Control
- Classic Serpentine
- Softening
- Calm Down Now: Drop Your Horse's Head on Command
- Speed Control for Mind Control- Slow Down, Part I:  Move the Hip- Slow Down, Part II:  Train the Brain- Horses That Don't Wanna Go Where You Wanna Go - Shoulder Control
- Train Your Horse to Travel Straight

Section III
Questions answered: Specific and immediate fixes for the bucking horse owner

- Horses that Buck When First Introduced to the Saddle
- How Can I Overcome My Fear After Being Bucked Off?
- My horse wants to buck or crow hop when going from a trot to a canter.
- Crossing Creeks and Scary Stuff

Section IV
Training for every horse and rider--and a must for the bucking horse

- Each Time You Mount Up, Do This First
- How to Pick Up Your Reins Like a Pro
- Training Magic: Release on the Thought
- Reins Tell Direction, Legs Tell Speed
- Talking Horse
- Perfect the First Time
- How Do I Keep My Horse's Attention?
- Is the Cinch Strap Causing the Trouble?
- Is My Horse Hard to Train... Because of His Feet?
- The Sours: Buddy and Barney

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From the Inside Flap:

From the Introduction of "Crow Hopper's Big Guide to Buck Stopping"

Right now, you get knee-jerk reactions and it doesn't take much of a catalyst to cause an explosion. You nag the horse to slow down repeatedly, another horse lopes past--and suddenly you got a rodeo. Your every request is met with "no" out of pure, nonsensical habit. You say "down," he says "up." You say "walk" he says "not gonna budge." There's no thought involved; it's just practiced behavior in the case of a horse that's used to having its way, or inherent behavior in the case of a youngster or a spooked horse. "Yes?" "No!" "What are we arguing about?" "I don't know!"

If horses more often than not buck for one of two reasons, fear or defiance (or its close cousin, "frustration"), then discerning which will help us choose our training path. The contrarian described in the preceding paragraph needs to practice agreeing you, (whether that means walking forward when asked, or standing still or dropping his head or whatever) while the horse that bucks out of fear, needs to learn to deal with his spookiness, changing his first thought from "RUN!" to something akin to "stay put." Most buckers are a combo platter of both types and you'll likely want to practice a wide variety of exercises.

About the Author:

John Lyons Certified Trainer Keith Hosman lives near San Antonio, TX and divides his time between writing how-to training materials and conducting training clinics in most of these United States as well as in Germany and the Czech Republic.  
Visit horsemanship101.com for more D.I.Y. training and to find a clinic happening near you.
Check out these titles from Keith Hosman:

  • Crow Hopper's Big Guide to Buck Stopping
  • Get On Your Horse: Curing Mounting Problems
  • Horse Tricks
  • How to Start a Horse
  • Rein In Your Horse's Speed
  • Round Penning: First Steps to Starting a Horse
  • Trailer Training
  • What I'd Teach Your Horse, Training & Re-Training the Basics
  • What Is Wrong with My Horse?
  • When Your Horse Rears... How to Stop It
  • Your Foal: Essential Training

See all of his books in the following formats:Paperback | Kindle | Nook | Sony | Apple | Kobo

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Control: Either you have it--or you don t. Two words, Either Or, are particularly appropriate when describing, owning, and handling the great majority of horses that buck. Either they do it because they re scared or because they re defiant. Either you re the type of person who takes on the challenge with a gleam in your eye or you have a bad stomach over the very idea. Either your barn friends think you should sell the animal because they feel embarrassed for you and your odd excuses for why you exercise it via hand walks and turnout and never a ride on the trail -- or they re pretty sure you don t realize the risk you take each time you hop aboard and they re considering an equestrian intervention. And either you ve got a plan to fix it--or you do not. Make that did not. Did not have a plan. Because now you do. You ve got this guide and so you ve got a plan and with it a solution. This book, Crow Hopper s Big Guide to Buck Stopping, falls into four sections: Section I: Learn the ground work required to begin snuffing out this deep-rooted issue. Given that you ride the horse you lead, you ll begin your fix with your feet planted safely on terra firma. You ll gain confidence--and control. Section II: Learn to see a buck coming and what to do if it happens, then get back in the saddle for exercise after exercise designed to put you in charge and prevent future problems. Section III: Perform exercises geared to address immediate and specific bucking issues: Bucking into the canter, how to deal with your own fear, crossing obstacles, the horse that crow hops when first introduced to the saddle. Section IV: Training appropriate for every horse and rider--and an absolute must for those schooling the bucking horse. (See the Table of Contents for a complete listing.) Your horse isn t going to buck if you have control. Your task, then, becomes gaining that control, understanding when you have it, knowing when you don t, working to get it. Table of Contents: Section I Ground Training - When You Really Lose It If your horse went ballistic last week, it didn t just happen. Spot the signals. - Where I d Start Bucking horse owners, here s something you can do with your horse that advances his training, is low risk, and fun. - Whoever Moves First, Loses (Or, How to Get Respect ) Secure your rightful spot as leader in your herd of two. - Bridle Work from the Ground Develop control over your horse s individual body parts and gain respect - Reverse of Respect Backing your horse is an excellent way to affirm (or establish) your position as leader - Lungeing a Horse for Added Control With added training for the bucking horse, here is the how, when, and why of lunge-line training Section II Fixes from the saddle and preventative medicine - Your Individual Prescription - Ride Where You Can, Not Where You Can t - Core Exercises (Introduced) - Despooking: Scary Things - Despooking: Scary Moments - Getting Back On: What to Do If the Horse Bucks - Hip Control - Classic Serpentine - Softening - Calm Down Now: Drop Your Horse s Head on Command - Speed Control for Mind Control - Shoulder Control - Train Your Horse to Travel Straight Section III Questions answered: Specific and immediate fixes for the bucking horse owner - Horses that Buck When First Introduced to the Saddle - How Can I Overcome My Fear After Being Bucked Off? - My horse wants to buck or crow hop when going from a trot to a canter. - Crossing Creeks and Scary Stuff Section IV Training for every horse and rider--and an absolute must for those schooling the bucking horse - Each Time You Mount Up, Do This First - How to Pick Up Your Reins Like a Pro - Training Magic: Release on the Thought - Reins Tell Direction, Legs Tell Speed - Talking Horse - Perfect the First Time - How Do I Keep My Horse s Attention? - Is the Cinch Strap Causing the Trouble? - Is My Horse Hard to Train. Because of His Feet? - The Sours: Bu. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492721147

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Control: Either you have it--or you don t. Two words, Either Or, are particularly appropriate when describing, owning, and handling the great majority of horses that buck. Either they do it because they re scared or because they re defiant. Either you re the type of person who takes on the challenge with a gleam in your eye or you have a bad stomach over the very idea. Either your barn friends think you should sell the animal because they feel embarrassed for you and your odd excuses for why you exercise it via hand walks and turnout and never a ride on the trail -- or they re pretty sure you don t realize the risk you take each time you hop aboard and they re considering an equestrian intervention. And either you ve got a plan to fix it--or you do not. Make that did not. Did not have a plan. Because now you do. You ve got this guide and so you ve got a plan and with it a solution. This book, Crow Hopper s Big Guide to Buck Stopping, falls into four sections: Section I: Learn the ground work required to begin snuffing out this deep-rooted issue. Given that you ride the horse you lead, you ll begin your fix with your feet planted safely on terra firma. You ll gain confidence--and control. Section II: Learn to see a buck coming and what to do if it happens, then get back in the saddle for exercise after exercise designed to put you in charge and prevent future problems. Section III: Perform exercises geared to address immediate and specific bucking issues: Bucking into the canter, how to deal with your own fear, crossing obstacles, the horse that crow hops when first introduced to the saddle. Section IV: Training appropriate for every horse and rider--and an absolute must for those schooling the bucking horse. (See the Table of Contents for a complete listing.) Your horse isn t going to buck if you have control. Your task, then, becomes gaining that control, understanding when you have it, knowing when you don t, working to get it. Table of Contents: Section I Ground Training - When You Really Lose It If your horse went ballistic last week, it didn t just happen. Spot the signals. - Where I d Start Bucking horse owners, here s something you can do with your horse that advances his training, is low risk, and fun. - Whoever Moves First, Loses (Or, How to Get Respect ) Secure your rightful spot as leader in your herd of two. - Bridle Work from the Ground Develop control over your horse s individual body parts and gain respect - Reverse of Respect Backing your horse is an excellent way to affirm (or establish) your position as leader - Lungeing a Horse for Added Control With added training for the bucking horse, here is the how, when, and why of lunge-line training Section II Fixes from the saddle and preventative medicine - Your Individual Prescription - Ride Where You Can, Not Where You Can t - Core Exercises (Introduced) - Despooking: Scary Things - Despooking: Scary Moments - Getting Back On: What to Do If the Horse Bucks - Hip Control - Classic Serpentine - Softening - Calm Down Now: Drop Your Horse s Head on Command - Speed Control for Mind Control - Shoulder Control - Train Your Horse to Travel Straight Section III Questions answered: Specific and immediate fixes for the bucking horse owner - Horses that Buck When First Introduced to the Saddle - How Can I Overcome My Fear After Being Bucked Off? - My horse wants to buck or crow hop when going from a trot to a canter. - Crossing Creeks and Scary Stuff Section IV Training for every horse and rider--and an absolute must for those schooling the bucking horse - Each Time You Mount Up, Do This First - How to Pick Up Your Reins Like a Pro - Training Magic: Release on the Thought - Reins Tell Direction, Legs Tell Speed - Talking Horse - Perfect the First Time - How Do I Keep My Horse s Attention? - Is the Cinch Strap Causing the Trouble? - Is My Horse Hard to Train. Because of His Feet? - The Sours: Bu. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781492721147

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