Do You Speak Equis? Communicative Interactions Using the Headcollar and Bit by Antonello Radicchi
Model Number: 9781908809605
Outlines a method of communication with the horse using the head collar and the bit in a way that is non-coercive and based on mutual understanding and reciprocal respect. The aim of the method is to develop a horse who carries himself with lightness from the outset of training.
Topics covered include:
Communicative action and receptive reaction
Aggressive horses and how to work with them
Interaction with the head collar
Introducing the bit
Antonello Radicchi is one of Italy’s foremost horse-trainers, specialising in dressage, and has been the director of the Reschio Stables since 2003. In a career spanning twenty-five years he has trained over 400 horses. He studied in depth horse ethology and developing communication between horse and man, and as a result founded and developed FEEL (Formation of Ethology and Equitation in Lightness), a ground-breaking technique of horse-training that is producing some of the most responsive and versatile animals in the world.