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young horse - Book suggestions?

Discussion in 'Horse Riding and Training' started by jessegee, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. jessegee

    jessegee PetForums Member

    Mar 21, 2011
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    My field mate has a new young cob mare who has had a tough start in life and is a bundle of insecurities that often show in bolshy behaviour
    She is 4yrs unbroken, has had a major injury and possibly been weaned too early. She hasnt been broken and appears as an overgrown baby , with even the simplest things being a challenge for her and lack of boundary understanding.
    She has improved somewhat by me calmly standing my ground, and praising her for good behaviour so I must be doing something right , but I would like to know more for my own survival!

    We have employed some Qs and calm handling techniques , but she sometimes freaks me out of my comfort zone with her barging and has a habit of bum turning on me. ( she has a lethal cow kick which she hasnt used on me yet because I have stood my ground but decreased any pressure )

    Can anyone suggest a good book that covers non aggressive handling training ?

    I have to bear in mind this is my field mates horse, so I cant interfer with her aims and plans but I need it for my own guidance. I do hope tho that we might both learn something from it .

    any sensible suggestions welcomed !

  2. samhill

    samhill PetForums Newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
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    ya one of the book is very good that i have read thats "torque of the horses " if you get some time just buy and read it . you will love :rolleyes5::rolleyes5::rolleyes5::rolleyes5::rolleyes5:
  3. Zayna

    Zayna PetForums VIP

    Apr 19, 2009
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    there are some very helpful videos on youtube.. cant think of any titles off hand but if you type tips for dealing with aggressive/bolshy horse you should get some vids come up. Sounds like you are doing the right thing with her though. keep up the good work.:thumbsup:
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