Introduction; Part 1: Basic Groundwork; The principles of training; Communication; Part 2: Ground Training from a Distance; Why ground train?; Developing self-carriage; Building up the distance; Long lining versus lungeing; Part 3: Making the Connection to Ridden Work; Before you start; 'Aiding' your horse; Refining the aids; Effective schooling; Developing feel; Problem Horses: Can't or Won't; Common Problems and Solutions; Useful Addresses; Index.
Richard Maxwell has spent a lifetime studying equine behaviour, and after ten years in the Household Cavalry went to California to train with Monty Roberts. He is well known for his success with problem horses, using the horse's own psychology and natural instincts to restore trust and mutual respect between horse and handler: He has also written Understanding Your Horse and From Birth to Backing (co-written with Johanna Sharples as well), both published by David & Charles. He lives in Essex. Johanna Sharples has written for Britain's best-selling equestrian magazine Your Horse. Having written regular features on Richard Maxwell, and sent her own problem horse to him, Jo is well acquainted with his work and its amazing effects. She lives in Peterborough.
'...a must for anyone wishing to explore a more harmonious relation-ship with their horse...' Classical Riding Club