Foals and Young Horses

Training and Management for a Well-Behaved Horse

By Ute Ochsenbauer, Beate Schmidtlein

Contributions by: Sue Anderson

Foals imprint on their mothers and are guided by instinct. But over time, they get accustomed to humans and can be reared to become trusting, faithful playmates and companions. Therefore, establishing good behavior at the outset is fundamental to creating a well-adjusted adult horse. The authors of this book, using their extensive experience and personal stories, explain how to balance natural behavior with training methods to develop a well-behaved horse. The approach is knowledgeable and patient and is based on the mutual respect between horse and rider. Key exercises are explained in the text by a variety of photos, and these can also be used with older horses. The practical topics covered include vaccination, hoofcare, herd behavior, feeding, and housing. The reader is guided through the health, well-being, training, education, and attitude of the first three years of a horse's life, with a focus on building trust throughout. Foals and Young Horses is a useful guide for horse owners, riders, and breeders. It will also be of interest to equine science students and para-professionals. (Series: Horse Riding and Management) [Subject: Ethology, Equine Health, Veterinary Medicine]

Publication Date: 1/15/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781910455098