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How To Begin Equine Clicker Training

Author : Hertha James
ISBN : 1517451078
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This book clearly outlines what is involved with clicker training horses. Positive (reward) reinforcement is explained and illustrated via links to free YouTube video clips. It contains eight detailed Training Plan outlines ready for use to set up education programs for individual horses. Techniques such as 'free-shaping' are clearly described without delving into scientific terminology. Positive or reward reinforcement training of horses is beginning to challenge old ideas of how horse training is carried out. This book shows how equine clicker training opens up a host of new possibilities to teach horses by letting them know when they are right, rather than telling them when they are wrong. It shows how clicker training adds a new dimension to horsemanship. The handler and the horse learn the new clicker training language together. Clicker training does not mean clicking and treating everything the horse does forever. The book explains how clicker training is a technique, to use along with other horse training techniques, to communicate more accurately what we would like the horse to do. It helps with the setting up of individual training plans that exactly suit the horse you have and what you would like him to learn next.

Knowing Your Horse

Author : Emma Lethbridge
ISBN : 1444316028
Genre : Medical
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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.

Clicker Training Tips For Fun With Horses

Author : Kim Freeman
ISBN : 1480298182
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This fun guide simplifies the jargon and science of operant conditioning down to easy-to-follow steps and tips for the ABCs of horse clicker training. Clicker training strengthens the bond with your horse while opening the floodgates for inquisitive and engaged equine learning. Using a clicker as a simple communication tool can eliminate pushy and nippy behavior, improve your horse's attitude and help with general horse manners around the barn and on his back. includes:* Creating an Alphabet * Building Bridges * Timing is everything * What if my horse is nippy? * Rules of the Game * Target Practice * What Every Horse Should Know * Taking clicker training to new levels Beyond fun horse tricksAcknowledgments, Inspiration and further reading:Famous horse clicker trainers

Walking With Horses

Author : Hertha James
ISBN : 1530300916
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This well-illustrated book is a treasure trove of information for every horse lover. Many horse and pony owners are realizing that a great deal of fun can be had by interacting with horses on the ground. For riders, the ground work creates a superb foundation for riding. For those who are no longer able to ride or have no desire to ride, and for people who love little ponies, this book is a gold mine of ideas to keep both horses and humans active, amused and learning new things. The term 'leading positions' refers to all the ways we orientate ourselves in relation to the horse in order to orchestrate where we would like him to put his feet. Becoming tuned in to the various leading positions enhances the conversations we can have with our horses. This book meshes nicely with the author's previous two books: How to Begin Equine Clicker Training and Conversations with Horses. Both are available from Amazon. Each leading position is looked at in comprehensive detail. The book contains 20 Training Plans that can be adapted to suit individual horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. The concepts in the book are further illustrated with links to video clips that demonstrate the Training Plans in action. Walking with Horses includes background for training with positive reinforcement. It covers all the essentials to make our equine interactions safe and enjoyable for both parties. Walking with Horses is a fine addition to the 'Life Skills for Horses' series.

Current Therapy In Equine Medicine

Author : Norman Edward Robinson
ISBN : 9781416054757
Genre : Medical
File Size : 89. 13 MB
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Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!

The Art And Science Of Clicker Training For Horses

Author : Ben Hart
ISBN : 0285638246
Genre : Nature
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HORSES & PONIES. Outlining a revolutionary approach to training horses, mules, and donkeys, this extensive compendium offers an all-inclusive study of clicker training. Exploring a simple and practical style of equine conditioning, this resource clearly depicts how appropriate behavior can be reinforced, incorporating the chosen method into the context of communication with animals. Focusing on enhancing the entire relationship between horse and owner rather than specific problems, this unique reference is ideal for developing a truthful understanding of the equine mind.

Learn Universal Horse Language

Author : Hertha James
ISBN : 1539357287
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The Universal Horse Language program can be done alongside anything else you are already doing with your horse. If you are interested in liberty work, it is a brilliant introduction to staying safe and having fun. Universal Horse Language guides you through a series of eight exercises done with the horse at liberty in a large roomy area. The exercises begin with quiet sharing of time and space. The last exercise can become a high energy frolic with your horse. Each exercise flows into the next one as the horse and handler get to know each other's body language. Body language is the first language of horses, so it makes sense for us to learn the natural body language of horses. Because horses already know these things, this book is about training handlers rather than training horses. Learning and using the Universal Horse Language exercises is a superb way to set 'dates' with a horse. Since all horses 'speak' the same language, we have a way of communicating with any horse. We can use it to begin a new relationship or strengthen an existing one. Once we learn it, we will never forget it. This book is another excellent addition to Hertha's 'Life Skills for Horses' series.

Clicker Training

Author : Leslie Pavlich
ISBN : 1419684752
Genre : Pets
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Clicker Training Colt Starting, an easy to follow step by step guide.

Working With Wild Horses Second Edition

Author : Nancy Kerson
ISBN : 9780557538164
Genre : Horses
File Size : 44. 52 MB
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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.

Equine Behavior A Guide For Veterinarians And Equine Scientists 2

Author : Paul McGreevy
ISBN : 9780702043376
Genre : Medical
File Size : 81. 53 MB
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Equine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians and Equine Scientists is written for all those who really want to know what makes horses tick. Behavioral problems in the stable and under saddle are of concern to equine veterinarians worldwide because they lead to welfare issues, abuse and ultimately wastage. Equine veterinarians, trainers and handlers must be aware of each horse's behavior as a first step in detection of problems, whether they are clinical maladies or training issues. As they constantly study their horses' responses to their environments they are all, in effect, students of horse behavior. Drawing on over 1,000 references, Equine Behavior explores the subject from first principles by considering the behavior of free-ranging horses and considering ways in which management and training influences the responses of domestic horses. All too often veterinarians feel that management of the mental health of equine patients is beyond their expertise. This book addresses many important gaps to enable practitioners to understand how horses can learn to perform unwelcome behaviors and how to change those behaviors where appropriate. The new edition builds on the success of its pioneering predecessor and presents a thorough revision of all chapters to reflect the latest developments in this dynamic field. The chapter on equitation science has been expanded and there have been major revisions to the sections on stereotypic behavior, cognition studies, nutrition and housing. The book remains a must-have purchase for all veterinarians who deal with horses, for equine scientists, trainers and everybody with an interest in the subject. Features a practical, hands-on approach to all aspects of equine behavior Discusses all factors that effect equine behavior Contrasts normal behavior with abnormal behavior Reviews all behavioral problems Lists and reviews the latest drug therapies Addresses difficult-to-treat clinical problems such as head-shaking, with insights from the leading researcher in this area Provides a brief clinical evaluation of 'horse-whispering' Illustrates the key behavioral differences between horses and donkeys

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