Is your horse a kicker, nervous, a cribber, a bolter, a balker? Here are all the bad habits and all the cures. Special chapter on preventing bad habits in foals is now included.
With specific suggestions and practical guidelines, the author stressed understanding as the first key to corrective action. If retraining a horse is based on underlying causes rather than overt symptoms, chances of getting results are greatly improved.
This book, therefore, provides insights into why horses act the way they do, how they learn and form bad habits, and what causes their neurotic responses. Fear and stress are the most common causes of the behavior problems we call bad habits. So the book reviews what horses fear, and why. In describing the horse's natural reactions, the book also shows how to alleviate most conditions by reducing the fears and stresses that cause them.
There are down-to-earth specifics on what to do. The most common behavior problems from biting and kicking to rearing and running away are studied in detail, and effective remedies are offered for each of them.
The new chapter on foals explains how to prevent their bad habits by creating good habits right from the start, how they learn bad habits, and what to do to prevent them from occurring. The chapter examines the foal with its mother and ways of weaning foals as well.
Written with the needs of the novice horse owner in mind, the book suggests methods that do not require much special equipment or professional competence. In short, anyone who has a horse with a problem should gain much practical information from this book.
Written by W. Dayton Sumner.
Hardcover: 226 pages
Publisher: Breakthrough Publications
Condition: Very Good - No creasing of the spine, no yellowing or dog-earring of pages, slight rip in dust jacket, dust jacket slightly dirty