Green Horse Training Book - B. Slabbert
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Why Green Horse?
2. It is probably the easiest way of all training methods - even amateurs, beginners and novices can apply it.
3. It is probably the least abusive and cruel, therefore the most gentle way to train a horse.
CHAPTER 2 THE APPROACH
Seeing it through the horse’s eyes – equine psychology.
CHAPTER 3 THE METHOD
Introducing anything new: how to create confidence instead of fear.
CHAPTER 4 WEANING
Getting the foal relaxed and confident. There is a way and a better way.
CHAPTER 5 THE TWO YEAR OLD
What to do the first day the two year old comes in from pasture. First bond, then train.
CHAPTER 6 THE FIRST WEEK
Building mutual trust. Getting the colt accustomed to touch over its body – head to hindquarters. Getting fear out of the way.
Shying – its causes and treatment.
Head Shy – why horses are head shy and how to treat the problem.
CHAPTER 7 FLEXION AND COLLECTION: THE FOUNDATION OF A BALANCED HORSE
Getting the horse supple – various methods. The bitting rig. Developing the ideal form. Side Passes. Backing. A small gem not to be ignored – the advantages and how to acquire it. Getting control over fight, fear and excessive spirit.
CHAPTER 8 FURTHER PREPARATION TO DRIVING AND RIDING
Blinkers – making the colt accustomed the easy way. Standing still. Stopping on command. Preparation for shoeing – making it easy.
CHAPTER 9 MOUNTING AND PREPARING UNDER SADDLE
Make your first ride easy and accident free by thorough preparation. Bitting – getting used to the bit the easy way and prevent a bad mouth.
CHAPTER 10 EXERCISES FOR THE RIDER
Five exercises which will improve your balance by sixty percent within a week – and keep you in the saddle instead of on the ground.
CHAPTER 11 HOME REMEDIES AND TIPS
Hoof dressings. Joints and swellings. Swellings and splints on legs. Tails.