Training from the Ground: A Special Approach by The Marquid MacSwiney of Mashanaglass
Model Number: 9780851314297
This book covers the teaching of young horses in-hand, preparing them for the day that they will come under saddle and rider. The book is based on the author’s personal experiences and offers a refreshing, gentle approach to the education and training of horses.
In the first part of the book the author discusses horse psychology as it relates to training to help the reader understand something of the nature of horses generally before embarking on the practicalities of educating a young horse.
The second part of the book presents a logical sequence of training in which the pupil is carefully taught the necessary stable manners, introduced to the headcollar and bridle, to lungeing and to the basics of long reining. The author shows that all this can be accomplished with patience, gentleness and understanding and the result is a horse that is happy in its work and thoroughly prepared for backing.