Synopses & Reviews
An outstanding manual for training weanlings and starting yearlings by America's Most Trusted Horseman.” Every young horse will benefit from John Lyons' training methods because they lay a strong foundation for future under-saddle work in all disciplines.
Renowned horseman and clinician John Lyons now offers his proven program for starting young horses on their way to becoming reliable partners. Whether one plans to compete or to just enjoy the occasional trail ride, it's best to teach a horse good basics that will instill confidence and trust at an early age. In 20 progressive training sessions, laid out in clear photos and concise step-by-step instructions, John Lyons demonstrates how to start a weanling horse. Each lesson builds on the previous one using stress-free, conditioned-response techniques so that the young horse is never over-faced. Lessons include catching, haltering, leading, longeing, bathing, clipping, tying, and trailer loading. The last six lessons for yearlings consist of bitting, bridling, and introducing the saddle. Every young horse will benefit from Lyons' training methods because they lay a strong foundation for future under-saddle work in all disciplines.
An outstanding manual for training young horses by America's most trusted horseman, featuring 178 step-by-step color photos.
About the Author
John Lyons operates John Lyons Symposiums in Colorado; among his previous books is Lyons on Horses.