“Understanding Ancient Secrets of the Horse’s Mind
“Successful horsepeople know the secrets of the horse’s mind. All horses share common character traits that affect every move they make. These traits are embedded deep within the horse’s DNA and shared, without exception, by every horse that was ever born.” RBT M MILLER
This concise, easy-to-read book explains why and how horses behave the way they do. It describes methods by which behavior problems can be PREVENTED and methods that can be used to correct existing problems. Dr. Miller explains how every horse inherits ten character traits that influence its behavior. These ten traits are embedded deep within the horse’s DNA and shared, without exception, by every horse that was ever born.
Understanding these 10 traits is essential to optimum communication with the horse, and is the reason the current revolution in natural horsemanship is so successful. If you understand how your horse thinks, you can manage its behavior. You can teach your horse to:
– ignore the “spooky” stuff
– stand quietly while tied
– accept routine veterinary and farrier work
– come when called
– overcome “barn sour” or “herd bound” behavior
– load into a trailer calmly and willingly
– respect you as a leader
– yield its head, neck, feet, and hindquarters
– respond positively whether at a show, on the trail, or in the stable
In addition, Dr. Miller, who is the originator of imprint training of newborn foals, also includes an in-depth discussion of this method in the book.
Are you unwittingly teaching your horse how to misbehave? Find out from the expert on equine behavior!
by Dr. Robert M Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M Miller is a veterinarian and expert on equine behavior. His techniques for imprint training newborn foals are used by horsepeople around the world. Dr. Miller has published numerous books, videos, scientific papers, and magazine articles devoted to horse behavior. He has lectured on every continent and continues to bring his findings on horse behavior and handler safety to veterinarians, trainers, and horse professionals throughout the world.