Raise a confident and happy horse through sensitive training! Correct training follows from kwledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviourally. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic kwledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: Imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.
Renate Ettl is an equine sports therapist, Western style rider, judge and horse trainer. She has published several successful books with Cadmos, and lives in Germany.