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Horse Behavior Problem Solver All Your Questions Answered about How Horses Think, Learn, and React

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ISBN-10: 1580175244

ISBN-13: 9781580175241

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jessica Jahiel

List price: $19.95
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This well-written, accessible guide provides inforation on how horses think, learn, develop behaviours and habits, and why they act the way they do.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.10" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Jessica Jahiel is an internationally renowned lecturer, clinician, and award-winning author who answers equine-related questions in her online newsletter, Horse-Sense. She also responds to questions about horse behavior, riding matters, and anything else readers want to discuss in Horse & Rider, Equus, and Dressage Today, as well as in her best-selling books The Horse Behavior Problem Solver and The Rider's Problem Solver. Jahiel lives in Illinois.

On the Ground
Humans and Horses
Being the "alpha horse"
Teaching respect or fear?
Head rubbing as a sign of dominance?
Developing a relationship
Catching and Leading
Horse that pulls back
Ears forward, ears back
Kicking habit
Hard-to-catch horse
Rearing while being lead
Horse whirls and kicks when turned out
Frightened untrained horse
Grooming and Handling
Moving away from pressure
Head-shy horse
Horse frightened of clippers
Biting: prevention is best
Horse that bites
Filly fights bath and fly spray
Do treats spoil a horse?
Horse won't hold up foot for cleaning
Giving oral medications
Treating an eye injury
Drugs for behavior control
Vet and Farrier Visits
Foal meets farrier
Mare won't stand for new farrier
Frightened horse is hard to shoe
Yearling with vet-visit trauma
Tacking Up
Hard to bridle
Problem bridling a young horse
Horse bites when the girth is tightened
Mare dislikes saddle
Under Saddle
Moving While the Rider Mounts
Standing during mounting
Mounting and dismounting
On the Trail
Horse kicks while being ridden
Human-proofing a trail horse
Avoiding puddles
Crossing water
Frightened trail horse
Shying and Spooking
Horse shying at home
Spooking, rider fear, and horse learning
Eyesight and spooking
Spooky corner
Suddenly scared horse
Herd-Bound, Barn-Sour
New herd member is herd-bound
Napping and Bolting
Horse is glued to the ground
Horse runs away
Bolting over jumps
The chronic bolter
Bucking and Rearing
Once a bucker, always a bucker?
Rearing mare
Buying a rearing horse for a beginner
Novice rider needs help with rearing horse
Rearing horse, novice rider
At Home
In the Stall
Cornered by horse
Sweet horse getting mean
Winter stall behavior
Horse aggressive about food
In the Stall: Boredom Breeds Vice
Horse bangs stall door
Should I purchase a cribber?
Horses that chew wood
Tying and Cross-tying
Horse anxious in cross-ties
Ground tying
Herd Behavior and Turnout
Mares and geldings sharing a field
Wild-horse behavior
Herd dynamics
Companion for older horse
Mares and Foals
Mare's estrous cycle
New foal, possessive mare
Mare won't let foal nurse
Filly with bad habits
Difficult colt
Imprint training
Should I geld my stallion?
Testosterone and manners
Young stallion won't breed
Using a gelding as a teaser
Gelding attacks mare
Away from Home
Trailers: Getting in, Staying in, Getting Out
Getting into the trailer
Trailering trauma
Loading horse into trailer
Forcing horses into trailers
Step-up vs. ramp
Hauling one horse
At the Show or Clinic
Nervous wreck at shows
Horse frightened of stall at show
Horse too smart for hack classes
Show anxiety
Standing quietly at halter
Nervous horse loses weight at shows
Moving to a New Home
Am I ready to bring my horse home?
Bringing a young horse home
Young horse in new surroundings
New horse adjusting to new home
Introducing an old horse to a new home
Is my horse sleep-deprived?
There's Always More to Learn
Problem-solving: alone or with help?