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by Laurie Truskauskas
Starting a horse under saddle should be just one more step in a logical sequence of training. Beginning with preparing the weanling and yearling, Truskauskas moves to lounging, saddling and bridling, the first ride, and teaching the basics. Written for the novice or intermediate horseperson training their first young horse.
Thinking of taking the plunge and training your first young horse? Are you ready? This common-sense book will be a great help!
- What you must do right before placing a saddle on your colt for the first time
- Three things to keep in mind when introducing your colt to trail riding
Starting a two-year-old under saddle is just one more step in a horse’s training. Following a logical sequence of cues makes this step merely one more day in your horse’s life. This book explains in detail how to successfully train your colt from birth to saddle breaking. LEARN HOW TO TRULY THINK LIKE A HORSE!
Laurie Truskauskas currently resides in Athens, Texas, where she owns and operates Silver Creek Farm, training and showing horses for numerous clients. Laurie apprenticed under noted trainer Joe Ferro. She also teaches horsemanship at the community college in Athens.
“Overall this is a handy owner’s manual of sorts for those who aren’t quite sure what to do with them.” (Western Horseman)
“…methods are solid, results-oriented, step-by-step for beginners.” (Lone Star Horse Report)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Thinking Like A Horse: The Basics of Training
Laying the Groundwork
Before You Begin Training the Two-Year-Old Colt
Choosing A Discipline for Your Colt
Tying a Horse Safely with a Quick-Release Knot
Longeing The Young Colt
Saddling And Bridling Your Colt The First Time
Teaching Your Colt To Accept Bit Pressure
Mounting And Dismounting
The First Ride
The First Thirty Days
The First Trail Ride
Teaching Your Horse To Jump
Conditioning, Worming, and Vaccines
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