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Horse Behavior Problem Solver - JESSICA JAHIEL

Horse Behavior Problem Solver

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Published: 1st April 2004
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What can be done with a horse that's hard to bridle, won't stand for a new farrier, or kicks while being ridden? Why would a sweet horse suddenly turn mean? How can an owner calm a horse that becomes a nervous wreck at shows? And what should be done if a gelding attacks a mare?

Anyone who has spent much time around horses knows that horses can be shy, frightened, anxious, uncooperative, and even aggressive. But that does not mean that the horse owner should accept unwanted behavior. In The Horse Behavior Problem Solver, equine behavior expert Jessica Jahiel offers proven solutions to common horse behavior problems.

Jahiel explains how a horse thinks, how it learns, and why it acts the way it does. She identifies the types of bad habits that are the result of the horse being mishandled by humans. And she helps owners and riders understand that what may look like bad behavior to a human is actually, from the horse's point of view, a perfectly reasonable response. The trick is for the human to realize which behaviors are instinctive and which are learned. At the same time, people need to learn what can be done to prevent bad habits from forming and how to discourage or eliminate a horse's existing patterns of unwanted behavior.

For this eminently readable handbook, Jahiel has adopted a friendly question-and-answer format. Each question includes a detailed real-life case study. The author then identifies the source of the trouble and offers the owner or rider practical, proven techniques that can help solve the problem.

This book is truly comprehensive. First, Jahiel explains how to establish a healthy human-horse relationship. Then, she moves on to the problems, ranging from horses that don't like to be groomed or handled, to horses that regard a visit from the vet as a traumatic experience. And because the situations presented in this book are common to all horses and horselovers, Jahiel's advice is applicable to every breed of horse, and to Western as well as English riders.

..".filled with helpful information that will help you deal with your favorite equine friends." --American Small Farm

"A 'must-have' for your bookshelf and a great gift for horsey friends." -- Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

..".fascinating, equally useful as a reference piece or to read straight through." --Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

"Whether you're looking to solve a particular problem, or just learn more about why horses do what they do, this volume is a handy and entertaining reference." -- Horse & Rider filled with helpful information that will help you deal with your favorite equine friends. --American Small Farm

A must-have for your bookshelf and a great gift for horsey friends. -- Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

fascinating, equally useful as a reference piece or to read straight through. --Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

Whether you re looking to solve a particular problem, or just learn more about why horses do what they do, this volume is a handy and entertaining reference. -- Horse & Rider



" filled with helpful information that will help you deal with your favorite equine friends. --"American Small Farm"

A must-have for your bookshelf and a great gift for horsey friends. -- "Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar"

fascinating, equally useful as a reference piece or to read straight through. --"Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar"

Whether you re looking to solve a particular problem, or just learn more about why horses do what they do, this volume is a handy and entertaining reference. -- "Horse & Rider"

" ..".filled with helpful information that will help you deal with your favorite equine friends." --"American Small Farm"

"A 'must-have' for your bookshelf and a great gift for horsey friends." -- "Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar"

..".fascinating, equally useful as a reference piece or to read straight through." --"Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar"

"Whether you're looking to solve a particular problem, or just learn more about why horses do what they do, this volume is a handy and entertaining reference." -- "Horse & Rider" ."..filled with helpful information that will help you deal with your favorite equine friends." --"American Small Farm"

"A 'must-have' for your bookshelf and a great gift for horsey friends." -- "Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar"

."..fascinating, equally useful as a reference piece or to read straight through." --"Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar"

"Whether you're looking to solve a particular problem, or just learn more about why horses do what they do, this volume is a handy and entertaining reference." -- "Horse & Rider"

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Dedicationp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
On the Groundp. 1
Humans and Horsesp. 2
Being the "alpha horse"
Teaching respect or fear?
Head rubbing as a sign of dominance?
Developing a relationship
Catching and Leadingp. 15
Horse that pulls back
Ears forward, ears back
Kicking habit
Hard-to-catch horse
Rearing while being lead
Horse whirls and kicks when turned out
Frightened untrained horse
Grooming and Handlingp. 35
Moving away from pressure
Head-shy horse
Horse frightened of clippers
Biting: prevention is best
Horse that bites
Filly fights bath and fly spray
Do treats spoil a horse?
Horse won't hold up foot for cleaning
Medicatingp. 56
Giving oral medications
Injections
Treating an eye injury
Drugs for behavior control
Vet and Farrier Visitsp. 68
Foal meets farrier
Mare won't stand for new farrier
Frightened horse is hard to shoe
Yearling with vet-visit trauma
Tacking Upp. 85
Hard to bridle
Problem bridling a young horse
Horse bites when the girth is tightened
Mare dislikes saddle
Under Saddlep. 99
Moving While the Rider Mountsp. 100
Standing during mounting
Mounting and dismounting
On the Trailp. 108
Horse kicks while being ridden
Human-proofing a trail horse
Avoiding puddles
Crossing water
Frightened trail horse
Shying and Spookingp. 127
Horse shying at home
Spooking, rider fear, and horse learning
Eyesight and spooking
Spooky corner
Suddenly scared horse
Herd-Bound, Barn-Sourp. 149
New herd member is herd-bound
Buddy-sour
Barn-sour
Napping and Boltingp. 157
Horse is glued to the ground
Horse runs away
Bolting over jumps
The chronic bolter
Bucking and Rearingp. 170
Once a bucker, always a bucker?
Rearing mare
Buying a rearing horse for a beginner
Novice rider needs help with rearing horse
Rearing horse, novice rider
At Homep. 191
In the Stallp. 192
Crowding
Cornered by horse
Sweet horse getting mean
Winter stall behavior
Horse aggressive about food
In the Stall: Boredom Breeds Vicep. 207
Pawing
Horse bangs stall door
Weaving
Should I purchase a cribber?
Horses that chew wood
Tying and Cross-tyingp. 217
Horse anxious in cross-ties
Ground tying
Herd Behavior and Turnoutp. 224
Mares and geldings sharing a field
Wild-horse behavior
Herd dynamics
Companion for older horse
Mares and Foalsp. 234
Mare's estrous cycle
New foal, possessive mare
Mare won't let foal nurse
Filly with bad habits
Difficult colt
Imprint training
Stallionsp. 255
Should I geld my stallion?
Testosterone and manners
Young stallion won't breed
Geldingsp. 266
Using a gelding as a teaser
Gelding attacks mare
Away from Homep. 273
Trailers: Getting in, Staying in, Getting Outp. 274
Getting into the trailer
Trailering trauma
Loading horse into trailer
Forcing horses into trailers
Step-up vs. ramp
Hauling one horse
At the Show or Clinicp. 289
Nervous wreck at shows
Horse frightened of stall at show
Horse too smart for hack classes
Show anxiety
Standing quietly at halter
Nervous horse loses weight at shows
Moving to a New Homep. 306
Am I ready to bring my horse home?
Bringing a young horse home
Young horse in new surroundings
New horse adjusting to new home
Introducing an old horse to a new home
Is my horse sleep-deprived?
There's Always More to Learnp. 320
Problem-solving: alone or with help?
Resourcesp. 325
Indexp. 327
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ISBN: 9781580175241
ISBN-10: 1580175244
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Storey Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.59