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The way a horse is trained and treated in its first two years--along with its inborn traits--determines how it will behave for the rest of its life. This book is full of useful information about the physical, behavioral, and mental development of the young horse and sets out the correct way of training a horse to be responsive, safe, and enjoyable to ride.
This book contains all the essential knowledge, tips, and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal, including:
First learning steps
Learning with mother
Weanlings and yearlings
First public appearances
Weaning the foal
Problems of adolescence
Obedience and discipline
First gymnastic exercises
First mounting the young horse
This is truly an invaluable reference book for all horse owners, horse breeders, and anyone rearing a foal.
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Training a foal is no child's play! It can be a fascinating experience, but it requires the correct mixture of experience, horse knowledge and intuitive feeling.
Correct training follows from knowledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviorally. A horse that has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life.
A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic knowledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of "adolescence", obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.
Renate Ettl is a horse therapist and trainer of Western riders. She lives in the south of Germany.
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