Smart Start by Stacy Westfall

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Smart Start: Building a Strong Foundation for Your Horse

Whether you want to build a solid foundation in your young horse or refresh an older horse's manners, this colt-starting program, featuring "emotional training," is for you. It's based on techniques Stacy Westfall used to win the prestigious Road to the Horse colt-starting competition in 2006. Stacy Westfall shows you how to introduce pressure to a horse in a safe environment so he'll be able to control his fear in the real world, thus building his and your confidence, and making him a safer partner. In Smart Start, you'll learn how to: * Read your horse's body language to establish the communication necessary for safety and basic control * Establish respect and build trust * Develop responsiveness and self-confidence in your horse * Gain independent control of his head, shoulders, and hips, which will increase your safety and ability to direct his movement both on the ground and under saddle * Establish forward motion -- the key to control when you mount up * Use verbal cues * Despook your horse

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 120
Author: Stacy Westfall
Author Notes: Stacy Westfall is a professional horse trainer who specializes in reining. She was the first woman to compete in and win the "Road to the Horse" competition. In 2006 she won the American Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle Reining competition on the black mare Whizards Baby Doll, riding both bridleless and bareback. The video of this ride went viral on the internet and brought Westfall to the attention of the non-horse world.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 May, 2012.

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