The Body Language of Horses : Ainslie and Ledbetter - New Hardcover
Authors: Tom Ainslie and Bonnie Ledbetter
Format: Hardcover, with dustjacket
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Size: 208 pages
Revealing the nature of equine needs, wishes, and emotions and how horses communicate them - For owners, breeders, trainers, riders, and all horse lovers - including handicappers!
Horses communicate with remarkable accurancy in a language of posture, gesture and sound. They express their needs, wishes and emotions to each other and to the rare human being who understands them. After reading this unprecedented, exciting and uplifting book, you will understand the equine language and how to recognize:
A happy horse; An angry horse; A bored horse; A grieving horse; A frustrated horse; A horse in pain; A playful horse; A proud horse; An eagerly competitive horse; plus many more.
This extraordinary work illuminates the nature of horses with unprecedented clarity. It shows the way to human-equine relations based on mutual trust and affection rather than on coercion and fear. Moreover, you will know how to:
Reassure the frightened horse; Calm the angry; Comfort the grieving; divert the bored; and deal with most other human-equine difficulties. But, best of all, you will better understand what these grand creatures are all about.
Partial Chapter contents:
* THE NATURE OF HORSES
* HORSE LANGUAGE
* BODY LANGUAGE AND THE RIDER
* SOLVING PROBLEMS
* THE EDUCATION OF A FOAL
* THE REHABILITATION OF A ROGUE
* BODY LANGUAGE AT THE RACETRACK
* Appendix A: HOW TO BUY A HORSE
* Appendix B: HOW TO BUY A RACE HORSE
Condition: New discount copy, has remainder mark