Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central Florida
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You asked for.abook recommendation........I highly recommend Natural HorseManShip by Pat Parelli. It will help you begin to understand how to act-react around horses in ways that make sense to the horse. Its most definitely NOT a ccokie cutter ; one size fits all approach to horsemanship. Imho it is the least expensive yet in depth introduction into horsemanship.
What's easy to lose sight of is that lots of 'horse people'- are using at least some of the "natural horsemanship" methods and techniques but don't call it that and/or don't realize what "natural horsemanship" is all about.
As an aside to all readers...if you haven't read this book yourself please refrain from bashing it just because its by Parelli. Thanks.
To OP....I wish you the best in your search.
Be as soft as possible, but as firm as necessary--Pat Parelli