How to Speak Horse: A Horse-Crazy Kid's Guide to Reading Body Language and Talking Back (Hardcover)
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Safe and easy lessons in natural horsemanship for kids ages 6-10
How do horses "talk" to each other? How do they "talk" to you? How can you "talk" back? Horse trainers Andrea and Markus Eschbach have created easy lessons in "horse speak" for horse-crazy kids. Inside this bright, colorfully illustrated book, find:
- Dozens of pictures that explain the basics of horse body language and how to "talk back" in a way horses understand, using body movement, expression, and physical distance.
- An introduction to easy groundwork exercises kids can do to learn to read a horse's body language.
- Instructions in how children can use their own posture and movement to ask a horse to go forward, stop, turn, and follow.
- An illustrated dictionary of common horse body signals to help get kids started.
With a focus on groundwork that is safe and fun for children, this bestselling book offers a one-of-a-kind introduction to the keys to natural horsemanship and how good communication can keep you safe in everything you do with your horse. An ideal primer for youngsters interested in working with and riding horses, and their parents.
About the Author
Andrea and Markus Eschbach are known for their horsemanship clinics all over Europe and specialize in teaching riders, whether beginner or experienced, how to work with horses using minimal aids and equipment. Their focus is natural horsemanship based on mutual trust and respect in order to preserve the well-being of the horse. Both Andrea and Markus have extensive backgrounds working with young riders and with therapeutic riding. They are the authors of Riding Free: Bitless, Bridleless, Bareback. The Eschbachs live and teach riding and horsemanship in Germany.