In a perfect world, your horse would come to you trained for exactly the work you want him to do. But in the real world, you're more likely to acquire one previously trained for something else. As you'll discover in Retraining: Teaching New Skills to Previously Trained Horses, that's no problem. You can end up with a better, less expensive horse if you're willing to look for prospects in all horse sports, not just your own. Find out which horses make the best prospects for new careers, where to find them, and how to determine how much they already know. Then, learn step by step how to convert a driving horse to riding, a Western horse to English, and vice versa. You'll also learn how to teach jumping and dressage to previously trained adult horses, and how to teach anything to an older horse that's never been broken. In short, Retraining will help you find your perfect horse inside the not-so-perfect prospect.
Written by Sharon B. Smith.
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Howell Book House
Condition: Very Good - a little bit of dirt on the edge of the paper, pristine pages (no yellowing or dog-earring), binding not creased