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  1. #1
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    Default Need Training Book Recs Please

    I accidentally bought a two year old super sweet gelding. He is awesome, sweet natured, sound and a beautiful mover. In other words perfect except for his age. Which I can work with!

    We will start him under saddle next spring and I want to do lots of ground work with him. Of course I have professional help, but I wanted to do research on my own.

    There are about 20 books on Amazon about starting young horses. What are your favorite books about starting young horses? Parelli is such a dirty word around here... so what else is out there?

    Thanks!
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    There's a great book about starting horses off the track and i can't think of the name. . . Also, don't limit yourself to books about "starting" horses. A lot of books on just working horses will give you a wealth of information, like Cross Train Your Horse by Jane Savoie.
    RIP Kelly 1977-2007 "Wither thou goest, so shall I"

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    So much for your "been there, done that" quest! Good luck with your new baby!



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    My fav book, can't beat Klimke . I have the older version, but I guess that's because I am older . As for any "gurus," good horse trainers have the same principles, no matter what tack they use, however, gurus....well, just stay away .
    It is a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."



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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunbelle View Post
    So much for your "been there, done that" quest! Good luck with your new baby!
    I know.. I suck. But this is going to be good. He's a magnificent baby and I have all the time in the world. I raised a filly up from a baby while I was in college and missed a lot of this part because I was at school. So I'm really excited about it.
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    "Give Your Horse a Chance" by d'Endrody (in print).

    "Effective Horsemanship" By Noel Jackson (may not be in print).

    Some of the Margaret Cabell Self books.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    Thanks guys! I put in an Inter Library Loan request for a few of them. We'll see if I get them. It was my first library experience (besides taking my kids to the children's section) in about 20 years!

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