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Author Name    Alexander, Richard D

Title   Teaching Yourself to Train Your Horse Simplicity, Consistency, and Common Sense from Foal to Comfortable Riding Horse

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition (?)

Publisher   No Place Woodlane Farm Books 2001

ISBN Number    0971231400 / 9780971231405

Illustrator   Illustrated by Andrew F. Richards

Seller ID   8021

Photographs; 11.10 X 8.50 X 1 inches; xiv, 256 pages; Hard cover is glazed boards. White spine with blue lettering. Cover has light rubbing/scuffing/bumping; light red stain on edge of 189-242; does not obtrude into text or pictures. Pages are heavy, glazed paper. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs. Except for side stain, the pages are clean and tight. An exceptionally well thought out and explained book on horse training, from first to finished. 3 appendices. "Richard has interacted with horses and horse people for virtually his entire life. His father was placing him on the backs of horses before he could walk. One of his early vivid memories is of a scary spill, at age 5 or 6, off a fast galloping pony. A few years later he was harnessing and handling in the field his own team of work horses. Until his parents found out, he was breaking to ride not only the young work horses but the feeder cattle as well. His first experiences as a trainer were teaching tricks to a pony 65 years ago and gentling and starting two riding horses for a great uncle 60 years ago. The first 50 years of his adult life were spent as an academic biologist, trying to understand the behavior of animals and humans. He is a 35-year continuous breeder of American Quarter Horses and still starts the young horses bred and reared on the Michigan farm that he and Lorrie have operated for 37 of their 59 shared years. He is author or editor of a dozen books.. In his earlier life he was for 43 years a University of Michigan biology professor. He is a medalist and member of the National Academy of Sciences, past president of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, and the Animal Behavior Society’s Animal Behaviorist of the Year: 2002.

Price = 37.50 USD



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