Smart Start: Building A Strong Foundation For Your Horse

Smart Start: Building A Strong Foundation For Your Horse
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Stacy Westfall shows how to introduce pressure to a horse in a safe environment, so that he'll be able to control his fear in the real world, thus building his and your confidence, and making him a safer partner. You’ll learn to read your horse’s body language to establish the communication necessary for safety and basic control.

• Establish respect and build trust.
• Develop responsiveness and self-confidence in your horse.
• Gain independent control of his head, shoulders and hips, which will increase your safety and ability to direct his movement both on the ground and under saddle.
• Establish forward motion-the key to control when you mount up.
• Establish verbal cues.
• Despook your horse.

Freestyle reining champion Stacy Westfall, best known for riding bareback and bridleless, won the 2006 Road to the Horse colt-starting competition using the same colt-starting techniques she now shares in this book. She serves as an inspiration to many as she offers horsemanship clinics, shares her training philosophies at expos and fairs, and continues to actively train and compete in the reining arena. Co-author Sue M. Copeland is an award-winning former editor of HORSE & RIDER Magazine, and co-author or editor of 10 books. She remains a contributing editor to the magazine, and also shows hunters on a national level. 

96 pages 95 color photographs