Good Horse, Bad Habits: Practical Solutions to Problem Behavior in the Barn, Under Saddle, and Out in the World
by Heather Smith Thomas
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books (April 25 2014)
Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild-refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example-to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses. With topics broken into four main categories-bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler-noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of theproblem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn't stick.
About the Author
Heather Smith-Thomas is the author of 20 books on animal health care, including Care and Management of Horses, The Cattle Health Handbook, The Horse Conformation Handbook, Stable Smarts, Storey's Guide to Raising Horses, and Storey's Guide to Training Horses . She has raised beef cattle and horses on her ranch since 1967. She lives in Salmon, Idaho.