‘Natural Horsemanship Explained’ by Robert M.Miller. Highly respected and internationally acclaimed veterinarian Robert Miller reveals the “secretes” of behavioural psychology that create the bond between horse and rider.By following the easy-to-understand steps to in this practical volume, any rider can create a unique bond with their horse, beginning with the understanding that horses are not afraid of predators, but only of predatory behaviour – which humans can often inadvertently display.Presenting readers with practical information and new insights, this volume uses case histories to demonstrate the success that can be found with natural horsemanship, as well as the latest techniques and innovations.
‘The Revolution in Horsemanship’ by Robert M. Miller, Rick Lamb and Hugh Downs. Beginning with equine evolution and domestication, Dr. Miller and Rick Lamb focus on the contributions of such classical horsemen as Xenophon, Pluvinel, nineteenth-century “whisperers, tamers, and professors,” and modern masters like the Dorrances, Buck Brannaman, Pat Parelli, John Lyons, and their disciples, and the connection between rodeo and natural horsemanship. The authors describe how the horse’s mind works, how horses learn, and how the revolution has used those principles, especially with regard to a training regimen for newborn foals developed by Dr. Miller that produces positive results to last a lifetime. These training methods include new techniques in riding, such as preliminary groundwork and the independent seat, as well as visualization and other aspects of sport psychology, yoga, and allied disciplines. Appendices assess innovations in hoof care, nutrition, and veterinary treatment, including “alternative therapies.”
‘True Horsemanship through Feel’ by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond. Expert horseman Bill Dorrance chose the name “True Horsemanship Through Feel” because feel is the language of horses. Learning that language can expand any horseman’s knowledge and abilities — whether they are learning to rope, ride, or start horses. In language that is generously detailed and packed with meaning, Dorrance directs our attention to the many subtle things there are to notice about the ways that horses and humans operate. With hundreds of illustrations, “True Horsemanship Through Feel” takes you step-by-step through the basic maneuvers that will show you how to handle and ride your horse without the struggles that have characterized horse-human relations for centuries.