Many horse training books are meant specifically for experienced trainers, but this comprehensive and highly accessible resource is written specifically for the horse owner. Thirty-three basic lessons in foundation training are included with clear, step-by-step instructions meant to give every horse owner the ability to bring a green animal or one from troubled beginnings to a point where both horse and rider have the essential skills to pursue any equestrian discipline with confidence. More than 75 topics are covered, including release points, knowing the five control points, motivators, facing and following, perfecting leads, and speed control.
Sean Patrick has been working with horses since 1992, is a former high-country guide, and writes for Trail Blazer magazine. He runs a horse training business focusing on performance-horse training, colt starting, problem horses, and horsemanship instruction. He lives in Oxford, Florida.