Following two ex-racehorses over the course of a year, as they go from being reactive and unable to be handled, to calm, well balanced, contented horses, you’ll get to know the personalities of Charlie and Star, as they make the transition from racing to home environment.
This book provides an understanding of behaviour and learning theory, along with free-will, hands-off, and non-coercive techniques, and shows how to apply these principles for stress-free training. You’ll learn how to prevent small issues becoming big problems, making battling with your horse a thing of the past.
Easy to read, this book can be used as a complete start-from-scratch guide, or to browse through, selecting those parts that you wish to work on to achieve fantastic results: reliable behaviour, stress-free, happy and contented horse and owner.
Kathie Gregory is a qualified animal behaviourist and trainer, who has worked in the industry since 2001. Passionate about raising standards and awareness in how we teach and work with animals, she encourages everyone to use the best methods available.
The majority of Kathie's work is with horses and dogs, and she has a particular interest in ex-racehorses. Helping to resolve behavioural problems, training issues, and teaching one-to-one and group sessions, she also mentors and advises within the industry.
Kathie uses scientifically proven methods and positive reinforcement techniques to ensure each animal receives the best in behaviour and training modification. She lives and works in Devon in the UK.