Dust jacket notes Doug Carpenter presents the training philosophies and techniques he uses to prepare his winning western pleasure horses, including seven AQHA World Champions and eight All American Quarter Horse Congress winners, in this essential handbook for horse and rider.Doug s vast knowledge of western pleasure can improve your horsemanship skills by providing step by step advice on every aspect of this event including Guidelines on selecting a prospect with suitable ability, conformation and temperament How to prepare a young prospect before the first ride in order to minimize stress on the horse and maximize positive results once you are on his back Exercises to teach your horse to guide easily and maintain the proper position with his head, neck and body Detailed instructions on how to train the horse to perform at it s full potential Techniques for improving transitions, backing and the extended jog Preparing for competition and showmanship techniques, including riding in pleasure class traffic, minimizing recovery time and rating speed A maintenance program for older horses as well as specific cures for common problems How to choose the appropriate tack and equipment....
|Title||:||Western Pleasure: Training and Showing to Win|
|Publisher||:||Equimedia 1st edition April 1, 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||190 pages|
|File Size||:||992 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Western Pleasure: Training and Showing to Win Reviews
Have wanted this book forever, finally ordered when I saw a reasonable priced one come up. Awesome book that covers everything you need to know from basics of training to shoeing. All in an easy to understand format for everyone from beginner to advanced riders.
This book takes you from the first steps through all the training necessary to produce a seasoned competitor. It includes numerous color photos to clearly illustrate how to apply the various training techniques.
Very informative. Great book for an amateur just getting started and doing it on their own. Also has many tips that even someone more experienced should find useful. My only dislike is that it seems to be aimed predominately at Quarterhorses.
Great training book.
Nice book for my collection.
This is a beautiful, quality book. Although it was written nearly 20 years ago, the information is still very useful to a beginning, amateur Western Pleasure rider. The photos and diagrams are terrific.
Covers everything from basic bloodlines to breeding, buying, and then training and showing. This is the definitive reference book on Western Pleasure.