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How to Think Like A Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do Paperback – May 5, 2006
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“Any horse owner, from beginner to advanced, will find information of value in this book. The author's tone is authoritative without being condescending, and the layout makes it easy to grasp nuggets of knowledge even at a glance.”
Horse & Rider, March 2007
“If more of us read this book, there might be a lot less whip-cracking, bolting, and biting in our daily lives. BOTTOM LINE: Your horse suggests you pick this one up.”
Horseman’s Yankee Pedlar, January 2007
“Hill first guides the reader through the physical, mental, evolutionary and social processes that lead to common equine behavioral traits. She then relates how that knowledge can be applied practically and routinely at the barn to create an effective partnership between horse and human…In short, a multitude of considerations ultimately affect how well a human communicates with his or her horse when mastering new skills and Hill capably addresses them all with insights she's gained from her lifetime of equestrian experience.”
Western Horseman, January 2007
“Each chapter is packed with specific, sensible, and useful information on every aspect of the horse from the physical to the mental and from the emotional to the social.”
America’s Bridle and Bit, August 2006
“Packed with fascinating facts, it draws you in to the horse's world before you know it.”
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From the Back Cover
Equine behavior makes perfect sense when you understand a horse's survival instincts and fears and know what makes him feel calm and confident. As noted horsewoman Cherry Hill describes your horse's basic needs, routines, and responses to sights, smells, sounds, and touch, you will learn to anticipate his reactions and adjust your training methods accordingly. Your lasting reward will be a solid relationship with a curious, trusting, adaptable, and eager-to-please equine companion.
More About the Author
Cherry was a horse show judge for 25 years for several national breed organizations. She also taught college equine courses from 1975-1985 in the US and Canada, including Olds College in Alberta, Canada and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Cherry instructed courses such as Horse Behavior, Ground Training, Mounted Training, Western Horsemanship, English Equitation, Riding Instructor Training, Equine Evaluation, Stable Management, and Equine Production.
Cherry has been a free-lance equine photo-journalist since 1975 and has written for such publications as Horse & Rider, The Quarter Horse Journal, The Chronicle of the Horse, the American Farrier's Journal, The Horse Journal, Western Horseman and over 20 other national equine publications.
Cherry Hill received the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award twice for her books. The Top Hand award is one of the most distinguished writing awards in the regions with competition from fiction and non-fiction books on any topic. Cherry received the CAL Top Hand Award in 1995 for 101 Arena Exercises and in 1999 for 101 Horsemanship and Equitation Patterns.
In 1994 the American Farriers Association presented Cherry with their Journalism Award for meritorious service in collecting, editing, and presenting information of interest to farriers.
Cherry was the recipient of the 1992 American Horse Publications first place award for editorial excellence in the category Service to the Reader for a series she wrote on liability in the equine industry.
In 2002, Cherry Hill was the recipient of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Henry Bergh Children's Book Honor in the Non-Fiction Companion Animal Category for her book Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids. It was selected for its outstanding ability to teach young readers a new way to care for animals and natural resources that we all share.
For more information on Cherry Hill and her books and videso, visit her website at http://www.horsekeeping.com
Videos and DVDs by Cherry Hill:
101 Horsekeeping Tips: 3 volumes
Handling and Grooming
Feeding and Health Care
Faciliites and Tack
The Horse - El Caballo
A Journey for Kids
A bilingual video horse book on DVD
Books authored by Cherry Hill:
El Cuidado de Tu Caballo, Tutor, 2005.
Monta Western, Hispano Europa, 2005
HORSEKEEPING ON A SMALL ACREAGE, 2nd edition, Storey Books, 2005.
Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids, Storey, 2002
HORSE HOUSING (With Richard Klimesh)Trafalgar Square, 2002.
RIDING WESTERN 2002.
STABLEKEEPING Storey 2000.
TRAILERING YOUR HORSE Storey 2000.
101 HORSEMANSHIP AND EQUITATION PATTERNS , Storey, 1999.
101 LONGEING AND LONG LINING EXERCISES, ENGLISH & WESTERN, John Wiley 1999.
LONGEING AND LONG LINING THE ENGLISH AND WESTERN HORSE, John Wiley, 1999.
BEGINNING WESTERN EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
INTERMEDIATE WESTERN EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
ADVANCED WESTERN EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
BEGINNING ENGLISH EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
ADVANCED ENGLISH EXERCISES, Storey, 1998.
HORSE HANDLING AND GROOMING, Storey 1997.
HORSE HEALTH CARE, Storey 1997.
HORSE FOR SALE, Howell Book House, 1995.
101 ARENA EXERCISES, Storey 1995.
PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LAMENESS IN HORSES with Ted Stashak, DVM. Williams & Wilkins, 1995.
YOUR PONY, YOUR HORSE, Storey, 1995.
MAXIMUM HOOF POWER, with Richard Klimesh, Trafalgar Square, 1994.
MAKING, NOT BREAKING, Breakthrough, 1992.
BECOMING AN EFFECTIVE RIDER, Storey 1991.
FROM THE CENTER OF THE RING, Storey, 1988.
THE FORMATIVE YEARS, Breakthrough, 1988.
Top Customer Reviews
Information which is normally strewn across several horse books comes together in this single volume. This is a must-read for every horse enthusiast.
Cherry Hill is a great trainer and writer. She has a great way of explaining training procedures and offers excellent information on how to make training easier on both the trainer and the horse. Your horse will thank you for reading this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the book. She wrote each section clearly and easy to understand and had a lot of pictures to help illustrate.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book How to Think Like a Horse by Cherry Hill is a fantastic book. It is a very informative read. This book gives you the ins and outs of what horses think and why. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kelly Ann Roberts
Misnamed. Should have something indicating it is a book for those that know nothing about horses. Sucks for those that do, nothing interesting.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer