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If I had a dollar for every email I get asking "what to do" to make a riding horse out of the mare Uncle Emo just traded for the old RV - or how to retrain a horse that's grown rusty - or some version on either theme, I'd be the world's first gazillionaire. With the publication of this book, I'm hoping to grab that distinction.

If you broke your horse to saddle and rode it for the first time yesterday, this book (Chapter 1) is where you'd start tomorrow. If you have an older horse and you've taught him everything you know and he still don't know nothin', this book is where you'd start, (Chapter 2). It's a roadmap to building the foundation every horse needs, regardless of age, breed, or background, regardless of what you've got ultimately planned for that horse.

Afterward, when your horse knows this book back to front, go train for barrels, roping, eventing, jumping, or dressage. But today, basics are basics.

Section I is the stuff your horse needs to know. Section II is the stuff (the theory) you need to know. Practice the first handful of chapters in order. Beyond that, you should feel free to mix and match depending on your needs or abilities. Some chapters are dependent upon others - but in those cases, I've spelled out necessary prerequisites.

©2016 Keith Hosman (P)2016 Keith Hosman

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excellent

clear instruction very comprehensive training better than I expected definitely recommend it. narrator easy to understand

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Solid, practical examples

Solid, practical examples for Western riders. Many ideas came from John Lyons. Works as audiobook.

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Found narrative hard to listen to

I think this book has tons of great information but the narrator made it hard to digest the information. To bad.

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resading it again for the 4th time

I just can't get envy, learn something new every time. Gonna start again right now

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Decent

would have been easier to have the book...it does not lend itself to listening in one sitting

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  • 01-23-17

Brilliantly simple

Best training book I've ever had ! Have gone on to buy all his books

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  • Lynn Turton
  • 10-20-17

The good and the not so good

There were amazing insights and constructive help in this. It was unfortunately spoken way too fast and very difficult to keep up with. Also kept referring back to 'named ' chapters when only the nos. are shown in this app. So you have to go through all of them. I would recommend to friends but I don't think any would persevere through the whole book. Perhaps the hard copy would be better.