The Horse Agility Handbook starts right at the beginning explaining WHAT makes a horse the animal that he is, WHY he behaves differently from humans, and HOW to get his attention before starting training over agility obstacles. Respecting him for being a horse but keeping safety in mind at all times, the attitude of the handler and how to change the attitude of the horse is discussed, as is being patient and giving the horse TIME to learn.
With a focus on the development of your horse in the new and exciting sport of horse agility, founder of the International Horse Agility Clubs, Vanessa Bee, not only covers the training of the horse, but the ins and outs of the sport itself. Safe construction of obstacles and negotiation of the obstacles is explained in detail, as is how to use imagination to develop the scope of even the simplest obstacle or agility course. The Horse Agility competitive levels are outlined and Vanessa explains how to organize a competition and training “play” days.
A troubleshooting section serves as a reference for those moments when it just doesn’t seem to be working. Case studies of real life situations are placed throughout the text.
Also available direct from the publisher, Horse and Rider Books – USA