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Whisper This... Not to Your Horse, to Yourself.

A No Bull$#it Book for You and Your Horse

By Smokie Brannaman

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Format: Paperback, 124 pages
Published In: United States, 01 December 2006
A No Bull$#it book for you and your horse. Whisper This has been enjoyed by thousands around the world. It is the best book out there for new horse owners or those thinking of buy one. Written by horseman Smokie Brannaman, Whisper This... Not to your horse, to yourself: is a straight forward, tell-it-like-it-is guide for anyone considering owning a horse, and especially for prospective first-time horse buyers. People watch TV, read a novel or see a movie and get a Black Beauty fantasy going about getting a horse. All too often the fantasy ends with broken bones, broken dreams, broken bank accounts and ruined horses. Using his dry wit and years of experience, Smokie takes you through a myriad of things you need to know on topics such as buying the right horse, what to look for in a good horse, common mistakes, training, clinics and more. No Bull$#it advise comes from someone whose motive is to make the rider safe and the horse comfortable and content... Not someone focused on the profit they can make. Part of the proceeds from this book are being donated the the Wisconsin Horse Council, Equine Foundation Scholarship Fund.. Look for Smokies new DVD training videos, Hooked On... Round Pen Work, and You Can't Ride Pretty, A complete first time horse buyers guide, also on Amazon.com. Smokie has also just released his newest book Equiknowlogy 101... and a new DVD Colt Starting 101... must have educational tools for the new horse owner and experienced horse folks as well.

About the Author

About the author: Smokie Brannaman grew up on a 5000-acre horse and cattle ranch in Southwestern Montana. Working with horses, cattle and rodeoing as a professional trick roper was his way of life as a youngster. Upon graduating from high school, Smokie chose to serve his country in the United State Coast Guard. Although his military duties did not always allow much time to spend with his horses, he never the less, rode and trained horses of his own and others throughout his military career. Smokie retired in 2000 from the Coast Guard and worked as a Corporate Operations Manager for a security company. But he soon realized that his true enjoyment came from being around horses, training, riding and helping others with their horses. After working for 2 years as a stable manager for a large boarding stable, Smokie hired on at Ots Sunrise Farm to work with the young horses halter breaking, ground work and starting horses under saddle to progress to more advanced training. Smokie utilizes the training methods of his brother Buck Brannaman, Jeff Griffith, Clinton Anderson and others, as well as his own techniques learned during a lifetime of working with horses. Smokie lives in Greenleaf Wisconsin with his sweetie Vickie and has three grown children, Kat, Travis and Jason. He raises and trains registered quarter horses of his own, which he uses as, Cavalry horses for his hobby, Civil War reenacting and in Wild West shows throughout the Midwest.

EAN: 9780979144608
ISBN: 0979144604
Publisher: Horseman's Services Limited LLC
Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 0.66 centimetres (0.15 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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