''What Every Horse Should Know'' Book
In Cherry Hill's groundbreaking bestseller, How To Think Like a Horse, she took an in-depth look at how horses think, learn, respond to stimuli, and interpret human behavior. In this fascinating follow-up, What Every Horse Should Know, Hill continues her exploration of how horses learn with a focus on the key skills every horse needs to live safely, confidently, and at ease in interactions with humans. Mastering these skills is critical to bringing out the full potential of the horse-rider partnership. As Hill states in her introduction, ''Wild horses know everything they need to survive. They are complete. It's when we domesticate a horse and bring him into our world that he needs to learn new things in order to adapt.'' What Every Horse Should Know examines the lessons that are vital for every domesticated horse, whether a trail horse, dressage or jumper, rodeo or ranch horse. The book features sections on how to train without fear, how to teach a horse to be respectful and patient, and how to do the actual ''work'' a horse needs to do. Written in clear, accessible language, accompanied by photographs, illustrations, and infographics, What Every Horse Should Know addresses all stages of a horse's life, from foalhood to old age. Readers can choose to follow a sequential training plan for the life of their animal or start at any point in a horses's life. There are tests for assessing the level of a horse's knowledge, and a plan to develop individualized tests. The final section of the book provides comprehensive training program checklists showing what knowledge should be expected of a horse at any particular age. For anyone intrigued by the workings of the equine mind and seeking insights into how to enrich and strengthen the horse-human relationship, What Every Horse Should Know is a fascinating and useful reference.