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Training the Buggy Horse and Training the Driver Book

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Horses can be safe and easily handled with a "well-broken" driver! 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 45 pp.

Chapter 1 - Taming the colt or making it gentle
Chapter 2 - A horse is a bunch of habits good or bad
Chapter 3 - Horse language
Chapter 4 - The importance of prevention
Chapter 5 - Kindness and firmness
Chapter 6 - Gradual is the word to remember
Chapter 7 - Horse tamers of years gone by
Chapter 8 - Subjection or becoming master of your horse
Chapter 9 - Your horse should stand still until you are ready to go
Chapter 10 - You can teach your horse to back up in five minutes if properly done
Chapter 11 - Teach your colt whoa then drive him without bridle and bit, using halter only
Chapter 12 - Your colt should be taught not to shy at stumps, stones, etc.
Chapter 13 - How to break a horse from kicking
Chapter 14 - How to break a horse from balking
Chapter 15 - How to keep your horse from shying at traffic
Chapter 16 - How to break your horse from shying at traffic
Chapter 17 - Harness and appliance
Chapter 18 - How to handle and condition your colt after he is brokern
Chapter 19 - Miscellaneous information

Excerpt from Chapter 3, page 9.
Most people don't realize the importance of talking to their horse. Talking to your horse can be either a tone of calmness which is relaxing to the horse, or it can be loud and harsh which can be irritating to him.

A horse associates a calm, kind voice with petting or caressing, and he associates a loud harsh voice with inflicting punishment by hitting him or hurting him. When giving commands to him, the voice should be distinct and loud enough so he can hear you. You should make sure that he obeys your commands. These commands must never be given in anger. The horse soon learns by your voice what mood you are in. A kind voice is very soothing to your horse especially in connection with petting him. Now the language is mostly understood by the horse by the tone of your voice rather than the words you use.

Your horse will learn to distinguish some words; the words important for him to learn are: Get-up, Trot, Easy, Whoa, Backup, and Stand Still. Get-up should mean only one thing to a horse; that command should cause him to start moving forward from a standing position. After the horse has started, don't use that word to make him go faster but use the word 'trot'. If he doesn't trot fast enough for you, give out a whistle and strike with a whip or lines if necessary. Never stop a horse suddenly while trotting unless it is an emergency. But use the word "easy' and bring him to a walk. Then use the word 'whoa' and make him stop by pulling on the lines if necessary.

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