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The Riding Horse Repair Manual: Not the Horse You Want? Create Him from What You Have

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Perhaps the common thread between the many equestrian disciplines is the riders desire to have a “happy” horse—one that is sound and willing and generally cooperative under saddle. It is this that can transform the equestrian experience from frustrating to satisfying, from unsafe to secure, and from merely mundane to utterly sublime.

Sadly, there are many horses out there that are not “happy,” and they express their discomfort and/or discontent in a variety of troublesome ways. These are the common problems riders at all levels deal with on a regular basis, such as bucking, rearing, bolting, pulling, grinding teeth, refusing fences, and running out, to name only a very few!

The good news is, many times these behaviors have their root in poor riding and training. How is this a good thing? It means that in most cases, an honest self-assessment of your riding skill set, a list of achievable goals to improve your position and aiding, and a broadened repertoire of solid schooling exercises can give you all the tools you need to “fix” the problem you may be experiencing now, and those you may face in the future.

Doug Payne has made a name for himself in equestrian circles as the “go-to guy” when it comes to finding a way forward with “problem horses.” Now hes sharing his tips and techniques for solving some of the most common contact issues, unruly outbursts, and jumping problems riders experience. Inside youll find causes for problem behavior—from physical issues to “holes” in the horses education—as well as dozens of safe and professionally tested solutions and step-by-step exercises.

Throughout, unbelievably detailed photo series provide micro-moments in the saddle, enabling you to observe the minute changes in your seat and your aids that can ultimately lead to major changes in your horses behavior.

"There are a lot of great answers to tough training questions here.” -Five-Time Olympian Anne Kursinski

Doug Payne is well known as the competitor, judge, and trainer to turn to—whether your goal is to develop your talented young horse into an international star or you are simply trying to remedy a complicated behavioral problem. Doug is a USEF Judge and Technical Delegate and a USEA ICP Certified Instructor. He might be best known in the discipline of eventing, where he has won countless national and international competitions, from Beginner Novice through Advanced. He has successfully competed through the FEI CCI**** level and for the US at the Boekelo CCI*** Nations Cup. Since 2010, Doug has been listed with multiple horses on the USEF High Performance List.

Doug has also had international success in dressage, competing through FEI Intermediaire I and earning multiple regional year-end awards at the FEI levels. In addition, he has ridden multiple horses from the lowest levels through Grand Prix in the show jumping ring.

Synopsis:

There are many horses out there that express discomfort and/or discontent in a variety of troublesome ways. These are the common problems riders at all levels deal with on a regular basis, such as bucking, rearing, bolting, pulling, grinding teeth, refusing fences, and running out, to name only a very few!

The good news is, many times these behaviors have their root in poor riding and training. How is this a good thing? It means that in most cases, an honest self-assessment of your riding skill set, a list of achievable goals to improve your position and aiding, and a broadened repertoire of solid schooling exercises can give you all the tools you need to “fix” the problem you may be experiencing now, and those you may face in the future.

Doug Payne has made a name for himself in equestrian circles as the “go-to guy” when it comes to finding a way forward with “problem horses.” Now he’s sharing his tips and techniques for solving some of the most common contact issues, unruly outbursts, and jumping problems riders experience. In THE RIDING HORSE REPAIR MANUAL you’ll find causes for problem behavior—from physical issues to “holes” in the horse’s education—as well as dozens of safe and professionally tested solutions and step-by-step exercises.

Throughout, unbelievably detailed photo series provide micro-moments in the saddle, enabling you to observe the minute changes in your seat and your aids that can ultimately lead to major changes in your horse’s behavior.

Synopsis:

Contending that nearly all horse behavior problems result from incorrect or inconsistent training, this work highlights the potential behind the worlds promising equine model citizens and partners. The guide emphasizes systematic reconditioning while encouraging patience and proper skills in riders, providing a comprehensive plan for addressing issues such as bucking, bolting, rearing, spooking, lack of confidence, jumping issues, and more. Featuring a clear, accessible outline, this is the definitive solution to implementing consistent training methods, allowing riders to take full advantage of their horses unrealized abilities. Suggestions for starting young horses, detailed case studies, and strategies for future success are also included.

About the Author

Doug Payne is a graduated top-rated Pony Club member who teaches for his local chapter. He is the owner and founder of DPEquestrian, which trains horses for competition, and his own 2011 competition record garnered more than 100 starts, 16 wins, and 29 top-five finishes in straight jumping at all levels. He is a member of the 2011 U.S. Equestrian Team High Performance List, which comprises the countrys top riders, and one of the U.S. Eventing Associations top 10 riders nationwide. He lives in Pottersville, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Linda Zang vii

Foreword by Anne Kursinski viii

PART 1: Getting Started 1

Introduction 3

One: A Strategy for Avoiding Behavior Problems 13

Lay a Solid Foundation 16

Two: How to Start a Young Horse: A Brief Guide 19

A Training Timeline 21

Three: Training Step by Step: Work on the Ground 27

In-Hand Training Methods 27

Four: Training Step by Step: Ridden Work 39

Mounting 39

Summary: Building Blocks 45

Five: Behavior Problems: A General Assessment 47

Physical Issues 47

Educational Issues 49

PART 2: Let the Games Begin 57

Six: Before You Begin: Horse and Rider “Self-Examination” 59

Evaluating the Horse 60

Evaluating the Rider 61

The Common Problems Most Riders Can Solve 64

Section I: Contact Issues 65

First Rule Out: Physical Causes 66

Grabbing the Reins 68

Head-Tilting 72

Grinding Teeth 74

Tongue Issues 75

Crossing the Jaw and Grabbing the Bit to Bolt 80

Strong Horses or “Pullers” 86

Section II: Unruly Outbursts 91

Rearing 91

Bucking 99

Bolting 110

Spooking 112

“Barn Sour”/Nappy/Drops the Shoulder 116

Unclear Transition with Unexpected Results 119

The Stubborn “Freeze” 122

Nervous and Anxious 124

The Horse That Lacks Confidence 128

The Bully 130

Section III: Jumping Problems 133

General Jumping Philosophy 133

Running Out 135

Drifting 140

Stopping/Refusing 148

Rushing the Fence 169

Bonus Section: The Pace of the Canter: How to Jump Different Types of Fences 172

PART 3: How It Can Work for You, How It Has Worked for Me 185

Seven: Strategies for Future Success 187

Minimize Your Training Aids 187

Applying My Philosophy to Other Problems 188

When and How to Raise Your Expectations 189

Conclusion 191

Eight: Real Case Studies: Horses I Have Ridden 193

The Alchemyst 194

Crown Talisman 198

Courage 202

Running Order 204

Acknowledgments 211

Index 213

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570765179
Author:
Payne, Doug
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square Publishing
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
PETS / Horses/General
Subject:
Equestrian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photos, 7 diagrams
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.25 x 8.25 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
There are many horses out there that express discomfort and/or discontent in a variety of troublesome ways. These are the common problems riders at all levels deal with on a regular basis, such as bucking, rearing, bolting, pulling, grinding teeth, refusing fences, and running out, to name only a very few!

The good news is, many times these behaviors have their root in poor riding and training. How is this a good thing? It means that in most cases, an honest self-assessment of your riding skill set, a list of achievable goals to improve your position and aiding, and a broadened repertoire of solid schooling exercises can give you all the tools you need to “fix” the problem you may be experiencing now, and those you may face in the future.

Doug Payne has made a name for himself in equestrian circles as the “go-to guy” when it comes to finding a way forward with “problem horses.” Now he’s sharing his tips and techniques for solving some of the most common contact issues, unruly outbursts, and jumping problems riders experience. In THE RIDING HORSE REPAIR MANUAL you’ll find causes for problem behavior—from physical issues to “holes” in the horse’s education—as well as dozens of safe and professionally tested solutions and step-by-step exercises.

Throughout, unbelievably detailed photo series provide micro-moments in the saddle, enabling you to observe the minute changes in your seat and your aids that can ultimately lead to major changes in your horse’s behavior.

"Synopsis" by ,
Contending that nearly all horse behavior problems result from incorrect or inconsistent training, this work highlights the potential behind the worlds promising equine model citizens and partners. The guide emphasizes systematic reconditioning while encouraging patience and proper skills in riders, providing a comprehensive plan for addressing issues such as bucking, bolting, rearing, spooking, lack of confidence, jumping issues, and more. Featuring a clear, accessible outline, this is the definitive solution to implementing consistent training methods, allowing riders to take full advantage of their horses unrealized abilities. Suggestions for starting young horses, detailed case studies, and strategies for future success are also included.
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