Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 3rd Edition (Paperback)

Ground Work, Driving, Riding

By Heather Smith Thomas

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781635861204, 448pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2019

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Hardcover (5/28/2019)

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Storey’s Guide to Training Horses is a one-stop reference for every aspect of horse training, including a complete program for turning a shy and gangly foal into a calm, confident, well-balanced equine partner. Now with full-color photography, the third edition includes step-by-step guidance on all the essential training procedures for both English- and Western-style riding, including haltering and leading, saddling and mounting, and addresses the finer points of gaits, lightness, and collection. Best-selling author Heather Smith Thomas draws on her decades of equestrian experience to anticipate every situation that might arise and provide answers to managing all the potential challenges of training different types of horses.

About the Author

Heather Smith Thomas has written extensively on animal health care, authoring thousands of articles and 24 books on the subject. Her books include Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy CattleThe Cattle Health Handbook, The Horse Conformation Handbook, Storey’s Guide to Raising Horses, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses, and Stable Smarts. She raises cattle and horses on her family ranch in Salmon, Idaho.

Praise For Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 3rd Edition: Ground Work, Driving, Riding

“Heather Smith Thomas’s explanations are homespun, practical, and solid. Hers is advice you can rely upon.” — Cherry Hill, horse trainer and author of How to Think Like a Horse