Synopses & Reviews
"Dave covers every phase of raising a colt from the first gentling and breaking through advanced training, roping, and cutting. He discusses the problem horse and offers guidelines to anyone planning to buy a horse, enjoy a horse, or train a horse for show or stock work. Along with this, he gives advice about feeding, breeding, stabling, loading, and hauling, plus the selection of gear....It offers to the professional trainer, as well as the novice, a practical, concise guide with excellent illustrations." Journal of Arizona History
"This is a great 'all-around' analysis of proper horse care and training.
It not only gives useful tips on the training of young horses but it also
discusses various types of riding equipment and their usefulness." Montana Stockgrowers Association
"The book is full of good, commonsensical, low-pressure advice on how to recognize a good horse, how to begin training and make progress in it, and on how to go on into more advanced training activities." The Cattleman
"The author is a working horseman whose love of horses is infectious.
He writes with an easy style, using pithy anecdotes to impart his practical advice on selecting, training, and breeding the horse. There are
excellent diagrammatic drawings many photographs of equine gear." The Roundup
About the Author
Dave Jones, who owns Dave Jones Training Stables in Monticello, Florida, is a native of Columbus Grove, Ohio. He has had many years of experience with horses. He has cowboyed and trained horses in Nebraska, California, South Dakota, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Florida. While serving as trainer for Meridian Meadows, in Florida, he made extensive trips to Colombia, South America, to observe training methods in use there. In his spare time he writes and illustrates books and articles about horses.