Training Your Foal

Raising a Foal from Birth to Backing
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9780857880024
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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HORSES & PONIES. Raise a confident and happy horse through sensitive training! Correct training follows from knowledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviourally. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic knowledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: Imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.

Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal

A Swift, Effective Method for Permanently Shaping a Horse's Lifetime Behavior
Author: Robert M. Miller
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781585746668
Category: Nature
Page: 149
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Original publication and copyright date: 1991.

John Lyons' Bringing Up Baby

20 Progressive Ground-work Exercises to Develop Your Young Horse Into a Reliable, Accepting Partner
Author: John Lyons
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 9781929164127
Category: Nature
Page: 100
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In 20 lessons, each building on the previous one, use stress-free conditioned-response techniques to teach an equine youngster groundwork basics. Build skills, confidence, trust, and communication. Lay a strong foundation for future under-saddle work in all disciplines.

Train Your Young Horse with Richard Maxwell


Author: Richard Maxwell
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780715327999
Category: Pets
Page: 160
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Give your young horse the best start by building a solidfoundation with this essential training guide, from newborn foal to adulthorse. Dip in and out of the four distinct sections to solvespecific problems, regardless of your horse's age. Tackle new experiencescalmly and with confidence by following the step-by-step sequences withexplanatory captions and practical tips. Richard begins the book with Making the Decision, coveringall the general areas that you should know when buying or breeding a youngster.Richard explores what has changed with working with horses and why over theyears, from using round pens and join-up, focusing on owners as well as horses,to creating a training pyramid plan to follow an organized training regime witha logical progression to help you and your horse achieve your goals. Richardasks the important questions you need to answer before committing to owning ayoungster and runs through the 10 training principles. He highlights theimportance of repetition, establishing a clear means of communication betweenyou and your horse, and understanding how the horse’s brain works, from theright side to the left side. There are also areas of special mention: orphanfoals and keeping entires. The second chapter runs through training your horse from 0–6months. Maxwell encourages you to develop your foal’s brain from the verybeginning. From imprinting and halter training to leading and weaning, thesection covers all of the basic techniques for training for your foul at thisinfluential time. The third part of the book looks at preparing your horse fora working life at 6 months–3 years. Maxwell teaches you further haltertechniques, tying up, desensitization, techniques for avoiding the challengingyear when the horse turns two, tips on preparing for the farrier, bathing,clipping, injections and preparing for loading with a comprehensivestep-by-step guide to loading. He also covers preparing for a bridle andcircling work. Part 4, Backing and Riding On, focuses on horses aged 3years+. The chapter explains how to: introduce the first saddle, the firstbridle, to teach your young horse to accept the bit, to introduce long-lining,to introduce a rider using a dummy, to back your youngster, and to desensitizeon the move. Maxwell goes on to show a day-by-day guide to riding from day one,concluding with an interesting selection of real-life case studies that demonstratethe effectiveness of Maxwell's methods for molding a young horse into a safe,rewarding ride. With valuable checklists, step-by-step instructions, anduseful question and answer sections at the end of each chapter, Richard Maxwellreally does provide all the essential information you will need to effectivelytrain your young horse.

Your First Foal

Horse breeding for beginners
Author: Karin Kattwinkel
Publisher: Cadmos Books
ISBN: 085788624X
Category: Nature
Page: 112
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Our comprehensive guide on breeding, feeding and animal husbandry Many horse owners dream of having a foal from their own mare. However, irrespective of the delights associated with this experience, the pregnancy of the mare and the growth of the foal demand a high degree of care, patience and knowledge. This practical manual provides a comprehensive guide on the subjects of breeding, feeding and husbandry of a mare and foal for the private horse owner. The reader will find all the necessary information about covering the mare, correct feeding during the late pregnancy and lactating period, the birth of the foal as well as the appropriate care of the foal.

Foals and Young Horses

Training and Management for a Well-behaved Horse
Author: Ute Ochsenbauer,Beate Schmidtlein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910455098
Category: Pets
Page: 208
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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 behaviour at the outset is fundamental to creating a well-adjusted adult horse. The authors, using their extensive experience and personal stories, explain how to balance natural behaviour with training methods to develop a well-behaved horse. The approach is knowledgeable and patient and is based on mutual respect between horse and rider. Key exercises are explained in the text by a great variety of photos, and can also be used with older horses. Practical topics covered include vaccination, hoofcare, herd behaviour, 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 good companion guide for horse owners, riders and especially breeders. It will also be of interest to equine science students and para-professionals.

From Birth to Backing

Give Your Young Horse a Head Start in Life by Using the Appropriate Body Language, from the Initial 'join-up' Right Through to Early Ridden Work
Author: Richard Maxwell,Johanna Sharples
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715312841
Category: Horses
Page: 151
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Maxwell puts his own training with world famous 'horse whisperer' Monty Roberts into practice, highlighting the importance of the relationship between human and equine body language, and showing the handler how to use it to build a successful and trusting partnership with his horse. The emphasis is put on prevention rather than cure.

The Complete Book of Foaling

An Illustrated Guide for the Foaling Attendant
Author: Karen E. N. Hayes
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pets
Page: 272
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In Praise of The Complete Book of Foaling "A must read for anybody who has ever thought about breeding a mare." --Judith Forbis, Ansata Arabian Stud "Brilliantly written reads like a novel, yet beautifully organized so that you can flip to a section at a moment's notice if your mare is in trouble." --Equus "This book should be included in every foaling kit. In fact, it should never sit on the bookshelf in the house keep it in the barn where you can always get to it in a hurry!" --Modern Horse Breeding "Right away the illustrations set this book apart from any other in its class. Dr. Hayes's ability to teach is the other distinction she has a knack for explaining things in such a way that you understand and remember, and the learning process is fun. I couldn't put the book down until I had read it cover to cover." --Walter Schimanski, Masada Arabians The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses. The Howell Equestrian Library

Ask Monty

Over 170 Most Common Horse Problems Solved
Author: Monty Roberts
Publisher: Headline
ISBN: 9780755317233
Category: Horses
Page: 320
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If you have ever wanted to know how to get a horse into a trailer, how to deal with a bucking horse, how to walk your horse through water or how to handle a two-month-old foal, then you need look no further than ASK MONTY. In this book, Monty Roberts, lifelong horse trainer and bestselling author of THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES, answers hundreds of questions that have been regularly posed to him by fans and readers over many years. He shares the methods and techniques that he has spent a lifetime perfecting, which will enable you to understand, communicate and work more effectively with your horse. Each chapter is devoted to a key area of horse training, and Monty's methods are easily and practically explained with the help of clear diagrams. ASK MONTY is the essential guide for horse lovers everywhere.

Your Mare's First Foal


Author: Jane Skepper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781872119984
Category: Pets
Page: 96
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At last - practical, jargon-free advice is provided for the first-time breeder. Stud Manager Jane Skepper, whose family has been breeding thoroughbred and non-thoroughbreds for three generations, has written this guide for the single mare owner breeding a foal for the first time. Easy to use and in note form, the book covers everything from conception to weaning. Jane provides all the answers to the questions that owners typically ask about their mare, pregnancy and foaling, including getting the mare in foal, scanning, vaccinations, nutrition, worming, foaling down, and coping with a newborn foal. In short, the author tells you what to expect and what to look out for, giving you all the facts to help you understand and enjoy this exciting and rewarding time.

Equine Reproductive Physiology, Breeding and Stud Management, 4th Edition


Author: Mina C G Davies Morel
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780644426
Category: Medical
Page: 434
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The fourth edition of this popular textbook provides a comprehensive account of how to successfully breed horses. Updated throughout, the new edition will cover techniques such as cloning, intra-cytoplasmic sperm injections (ICSI), in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and related reproductive technology that is currently being developed. This book also looks at reproductive anatomy, endocrine control and selection for breeding mares and stallions, and pregnancy, parturition and lactation in the mare. This classic textbook is required reading for many equine science and related courses, particularly in the UK.

The Foaling Primer

A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising a Healthy Foal
Author: Cynthia McFarland
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122574
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
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Start your foal off on the right hoof! With correct handling, health care, and training during the first year, you can establish a strong foundation that will benefit your horse throughout his life. From bottle feeding to rope leading, Cynthia McFarland covers everything you need to know as you guide your foal from birth to yearling. With an emphasis on recognizing critical developmental signs, McFarland’s expert advice will help you raise a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted foal.

Equine Veterinary Nursing


Author: Karen Coumbe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118336267
Category: Medical
Page: 496
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The breadth and depth of expertise essential for equine veterinary nursing today is provided in this definitive textbook. Thoroughly revised and updated in its second edition, and now fully illustrated in colour. This book covers the content of the ever-expanding equine nursing syllabus, while still succinctly covering all the basics that veterinary nurses specialising in other species need to know. The key subjects included are: basic equine management, medical and surgical equine nursing, nutrition, reproduction and foal care, emergency first aid, and the theory underpinning these and other important topics. Equine Veterinary Nursing Second Edition is presented in a clear and user-friendly manner, appropriate for all those involved in equine nursing. A practical approach is used throughout and procedures are illustrated with a large number of line diagrams and clinical photographs. It is an essential manual for all student and qualified equine veterinary nurses and all those involved in the care of horses. KEY FEATURES Includes a new chapter on the equine nurse’s professional responsibilities Major revisions to the chapters on diagnostic imaging and surgical nursing to reflect advances in technology and techniques All information on health and safety management updated in keeping with new regulations Authors include both vets and experienced equine nurses Endorsed by the British Equine Veterinary Association "With the increasing demands of equine practice has come the need for well trained and competent equine nurses. There have been significant improvements in and expansion of the equine Veterinary Nurse training syllabus over the past few years to meet these demands. This new and updated edition of Equine Veterinary Nursing covers all aspects of the new syllabus with well written and illustrated chapters from a wide range of knowledgable and experienced authors. The British Equine Veterinary Association is pleased to endorse this text as a 'must have' for all trainee equine veterinary nurses and their training practices." - Deidre M Carson BVSc(Syd) MRCVS Immediate Past President, BEVA

Blessed are the brood mares


Author: M. Phyllis Lose
Publisher: Howell Book House ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pets
Page: 271
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A veterinarian draws on her twenty years of professional experiences to offer a wealth of information on the proper care of the breeding mare from mating, through gestation, to foaling and nursing as well as the care of the foal itself

Practical Horse Massage

Techniques For Loosening And Stretching Muscles
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1461748860
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 1848
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"Practical Horse Massage puts massage techniques and stretching exercises into perspective and is easy to learn."--Alaska Horse Journal "If you've ever thought that massage or stretching could benefit your horse, Practical Horse Massage is an easy, but thorough read."--Horse Illustrated "Well illustrated with color photographs, the author leaves nothing to chance and makes sure the reader will understand the various massage procedures by using pictures as well as text instructions."--The Northwest Horse Source This book provides a complete introduction to horse massage, with easy-to-learn techniques and exercises. It is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses to relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides.

The Formative Years

Raising and Training the Young Horse from Birth to Two Years
Author: Cherry Hill
Publisher: Breakthrough Publications
ISBN: 9780914327196
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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From catching and haltering the suckling foal to introducing a two-year old to the bit, Cherry Hill provides step-by-step instructions for making the most of your horse's formative years. Complete with appendix, glossary and index with useful charts about nutrition, worming, growth rates, and more. It contains more than 170 detailed photographs and illustrations. It teaches how the horse learns and what is appropriate to teach him at each stage.

The Young Horse

Breaking and Training
Author: Jennie Loriston-Clarke
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715308486
Category: Pets
Page: 192
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A detailed, practical guide to handling young horses from a top trainer and world-class competitor.

Long Reining

The Saumur Method
Author: Philippe Karl
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
ISBN: 9780851318790
Category: Long reining (Horsemanship)
Page: 96
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A step-by-step guide to the method of training horses in long reins written by a pupil of the Cadre Noir accompanied by photographs taken at Saumur. This invaluable work, regarded as a standard text in both Germany and France, appears here in the second English language edition. Includes chapters on movement and anatomy, flatwork and jumping, lateral movements, piaffe and passage and the progression to ridden work.

Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook


Author: Tom Gore
Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 9781630260033
Category: Pets
Page: 746
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Completely updated with the latest information on infectious diseases, parasites, breeding and foaling, and alternative therapies, the Horse Owner's Veterinary Handbook, Third Edition is still as useful and easy to navigate as the original, classic text. With an index of signs and symptoms, a guide to the organs and body systems, a general index, cross-references, and a helpful glossary, this book will help you diagnose and treat your horse. You will appreciate the well-organized contents, which will help you find the information you need quickly, when your horse needs your help most.

Spirit Blending Foals Before and After Birth

An Old Way Continued
Author: Harold Wadley
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1553956907
Category: Nature
Page: 166
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This book is a reflection of my heritage with horses. It comes from both sides of the saddle, so to speak, because both of my grandfathers were excellent horsemen. One grandpa was Cherokee and rode with the Kiowa horsemen in the early days of Indian Territory. They call it Oklahoma today. He gave credit to the Kiowa people for our unique way of working with a mare in-foal in order to blend our spirit with the foal. My other grandpa was an early day cattleman in Indian Territory and was known for his good-minded cutting and roping horses. I was blessed to have been born into this rich mix of horse and cow savvy. As a kid I was careful to take the best of both worlds, the Indian World and the Cowboy World, and develop my way of working with horses. The horses and mules like it. The day-to-day steps of working with the foal and mare ensured a lifetime of harmony with that horse. Each of the 37 chapters takes the reader or rider through each progressive training phase, emphasizing the easy, patient way the movements should be presented to the horse. The spirit blending starts with the mare first then progresses to the unborn foal. This special attention is continued right through the birthing process with the highlight coming at two years of age when the young horse is ridden for the first time. The foal is first taught to lead and "soft" tie at one and two days old. By the time it reaches two years of age it has been taught to readily load into a trailer, stand tied, yield to rope pressure from each leg, stand tied with a snubbed down head, back on voice and body cues, and to be ground led across country as well as ponyied from the mare. I term the essential ingredient of my technique, once the foal is born, "assurance pressure". It creates a sound foundation and willing mind in a horse. It is the glue that holds the spiritual blend together. It lasts for a lifetime with your horse. Praise for Spirit Blending Foals Before and After Birth, An Old Way Continued Dear Mr. Wadley: I LOVE your book Spirit Blending Foals Before and After Birth, An Old Way Continued. It is a priceless bit of Western History, and horsemanship, and equine behavior... Robert M. Miller, D.V.M. (Thousand Oaks, CA)