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The Complete Trail Horse: Selecting, Training, and Enjoying Your Horse in the Backcountry

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Publisher Comments:

Whether its for fishing or hunting, nature-watching or camping, or simply to get off the beaten path, there is no better way to travel through the backcountry than on horseback. And riding a sure-footed, responsive mount that has been trained to carry you and your equipment over the most rugged terrain is the best way of all.

To make sure that you and your horse are on the right foot, Dan Aadland, a seasoned horseman and packtripper, shares his expertise and experiences in The Complete Trail Horse. Beginning with advice on selecting a good trail mount (and why Tennessee Walking Horses and other laterally-gaited horses are especially suited for such work), the author delves into equipment, techniques, and strategies for training both the saddle horse and the pack horse to cover demanding and often dangerously steep inclines and descents, narrow ledges, and other features of backcountry terrain in a safe and efficient manner.

The book then moves on to tack and other items specifically designed for trail riding, more advanced training techniques (including contending with spooky, laggard, and overenthusiastic horses), and taking part in trail competitions. Concluding sections contain valuable information and insights into how to organize and then pack gear for the greatest comfort for yourself, the horse youll ride, and the packhorse youll lead.

Written with authority and enthusiasm, The Complete Trail Horse is the first—and the last—word on ensuring that you and your horses will be prepared for and can therefore enjoy to the fullest your trips through the backcountry and back home.

Dan Aadland, the author of Treading Lightly with Pack Animals: A Guide to Low-Impact Travel in the Backcountry, is a frequent contributor to Western Horseman and other equestrian publications. He and his wife, Emily, live in Absarokee, Montana, where they breed Tennessee Walking Horses and organize packtrips.

Synopsis:

The indispensable guide to riding off the beaten path.

About the Author

DAN AADLAND, the author of Treading Lightly with Pack Animals, is a frequent contributor to Western Horseman magazine and other equestrian publications. He and his wife, Emily, live in Absarokee, Montana, where they breed Tennessee Walking Horses and organize pack trips.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592282517
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Author:
Aadland, Dan
Subject:
Horses - Riding
Subject:
Equestrian
Subject:
Trail riding.
Subject:
PETS / Horses/General
Subject:
Pets-Horses Miscellaneous Activities
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
pt. 3
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
over 100 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Pets » Horses » Endurance and Packing
Pets » Horses » General
Pets » Horses » Miscellaneous Activities

The Complete Trail Horse: Selecting, Training, and Enjoying Your Horse in the Backcountry
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The indispensable guide to riding off the beaten path.

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