New this year – Young Horse Training Tips series
Readers and listeners have asked for more Young Horse Training Tips since we published 5 Easy Tips for Riding Success. This year, we plan on releasing three new short (5,000-10,000 words) books as Kindle Editions and associated Audible titles with a total of 15 new young horse training success tips. Plans are to combine 50 tips for a full-length book in 2021. If you want to see a preview of issues covered, check out our 50 Young Horse Training Tips Pinterest board. Books will go into detail on how to achieve spotlighted aims with ideas you can implement easily and immediately.
Inventing Your Horse Career Series CDs available as single title Kindle Editions for only $9.99
Do you dream of a job with horses in the mix? Find out how successful professionals in the United States and Canada created jobs that fuel their equine passion. We’re working on getting all the titles available on Amazon with plans to also make them available through Audible. These titles are longer than our typical e-booklets, but a quicker read (or listen) than a full-length book. Perfect for a friend, kid, mom, or you as a gift that could change a life.
These are also available as Audible titles. Just click the name of the spotlighted equestrian and, if you’re new to Audible, you can get that title for free.
Here’s who’s talking (Kindle Editions are a transcribed version of the one-hour CD or Audible title):
Mary Ann Simonds, a credentialed and respected equine behaviorist, gives a rich historic perspective on her experience with horses. She discusses her days as a youth communicating more deeply than others seemed to be able to do with horses. Simonds also talks about her mustang advocacy work, done well before the topic was popular. Today, she’s a catalyst for consciousness. Simonds also shares how she created new college study disciplines and tons of great tips on getting into the business. Get your Kindle Edition here.
L.A. Pomeroy is an hysterical award-winning journalist, equine publicist and copy writer. Her stories of covering the Olympics, breaking into the media scene, discovering better ways to to shine and rich tips for anyone who has dreamed of combining writing and horses will make you chuckle, smile, nod and get eager to go out there and do it. Get your Kindle Edition here.
Denny Emerson has done it all on the back of a horse. He’s been an Olympic eventer, endurance rider, trainer, instructor, facility owner, and author. Imagine eventing at the Preliminary Level or higher for 50 consecutive years. Denny did that. He shares how times have changed in the eventing world along with ideas on how to make it as a professional rider, instructor, and trainer. Get your Kindle Edition here.
Christy Landwehr has forged new ground on the association management front. She’s currently CEO of Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and a dynamo in the equine industry. If your dreams include giving back through the not-for-profit sector, Christy provides some great insight on some dos and don’ts. Get your Kindle Edition here.
Bob Jeffreys & Suzanne Sheppard created Two as One Horsemanship to bring both Western and English riding disciplines together. They have appeared throughout North America at expos and clinics teaching people how to bring out the best in their horses. Get your Kindle Edition here.
Reaching Alpha Horses
Alpha horses are mostly misunderstood. The idea of positioning yourself as an alpha herd member in the way some celebrated trainers are suggesting these days will cause many horses to distrust you and either shut down completely (with blind obedience and/or a brain disconnect that puts them in a vacant state) or choose to avoid you when given the option. Most domesticated horses allowed to select who they will follow gravitate toward a calm and confident leader who rarely demands respect (they earn it without getting nasty). Instead, these chosen stalwarts assert their dominance only when other group members act in ways that seriously disrupt the herd’s comfort or compromise their safety.
If you’re find yourself with challenges involving a horse you believe is an alpha, this e-booklet should help you find new ways to reach your horse to build a partnership that exceeds your expectations. It’s not about dominance. Finding a path that fosters understanding and mutual respect customized in a way that builds a lasting rapport will leave you smiling as your horse strives to exceed expectations.
Some of the content in this e-booklet is drawn from the Turning Challenging Horses Into Willing Partners book, but much is new and fresh.
Consider how special your relationship with your alphas horse could be with some easy to understand and implement ideas to reach him on his terms. Get your $2.99 Kindle Edition here.
Bringing Home an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred
This e-booklet takes you through selecting, transitioning, understanding, riding and reaching the OTTB in a way that has you smiling as he strives to exceed your expectations. Whether you’re hitting the backside in search of a purchase, considering a rescue, chasing a free offer or approaching a trainer who’s started the work for you, the tips contained in this e-booklet will help you ask the right questions, know what to look for, understand potential issues and recognize a true find. There’s an audio version too.
Learn how to interpret racing records for possible soundness issues. Get smart about how you help your horse wind down from his former career and gear up for your goals. Understand how your riding cues may be misinterpreted by your horse as you ask for slow and he hears go. Enjoy a richer partnership than you may have imagined with some easy ideas for smoothing the transition for both of you.
Most former racers want a job that allows them to exceed. Once you understand how their trained and wired, you’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish together. Get your Kindle Edition here.
Quick reference Kindle Edition links to HS&C horse training books:
- Reaching Alpha Horses
- Bringing home and off-the-track Thoroughbred
- Preparing You and Your Horse for Your First Off-the-property Ride
- Turning Challenging Horses Into Willing Partners
Enjoy listening to Horse Sense and Cents books
If you prefer listening to books most of our titles are available through Audible. See our complete listing of audio titles here. Some, including our Alpha ebooklet, are in iTunes too. You’ll see some of our other books on Apple as also reads when you click that link.