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WESTERN TRAINING; BEYOND THE BASICS
1-57779-065-0

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by Laurie Truskauskas
Teach your horse to neck rein, cross over, spin, make sliding stops, lope circles and much more. Finish your western horse for pleasure, trail, ranch work, or novice reining. Learn how a horse thinks and how to use that understanding to your advantage when training. Easy step at a time lesson plan.
 
Experienced equestrian and trainer Laurie Truskauskas Knott shows you how to teach your horse to back up, slide to a stop or turn around beautifully. She also explains conformation, scoring, and much more! Perfect for all riders from beginner to advanced, this book is full of tricks and tips that could only come from years of experience training horses. She gives her readers great advice on how to think like a horse, anticipate their horses' movements, and teach their horses to become graceful, dependable companions.
 
 
AUTHOR'S BIO
Laurie Truskauskas Knott trains and shows Quarter Horses and Paints. She apprenticed under noted trainer Joe Ferro.
 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dedication
Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. Evaluating Conformation and Trainability
Chapter 2. Training One Step at a Time
Chapter 3. Ground Training
Chapter 4. Bits and Curb Chains
Chapter 5. Teaching Your Horse to Accept Bit Pressure
Chapter 6. Teaching Your Horse to Be Light
Chapter 7. Teaching Your Horse to Follow His Nose
Chapter 8. Moving From Leg Pressure
Chapter 9. Lifting a Shoulder
Chapter 10. Using the Serpentine to Add Precision
Chapter 11. Teaching Leads and Lope Departures
Chapter 12. Teaching Circles and Speed Control
Chapter 13. Collecting the Horse
Chapter 14. Making Smooth Lead Changes
Chapter 15. Teaching Your Horse to Spin
Chapter 16. Teaching Your Horse to Roll Back
Chapter 17. Teaching Your Horse to Slide to a Stop
Chapter 18. Using and Refining the Aids
Chapter 19. Correcting Bad Habits
Chapter 20. How Reining Horses Are Scored
Appendix Fourteen Tips for Successful Training
About the Author
 
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