Since my last post, I've been working on horse synergy. And since my other last post, I've been reading about it.
This time, I've brought you three books on horse behavior that you can pick up on Amazon, as well as links and their summaries for ease of access.
"In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect."
Understanding Your Horse's Behavior by Sue McDonnell Ph.D.
"This handy volume compiles questions from horse owners about problems they face with their horses, and answers by renowned equine behaviorists Sue McDonnell, Ph.D."
I liked this book the most because it felt very personal to me; these are all reasonable questions asked by everyday people like you and me. It was very down to earth and easy to read, and it asked some questions I'd have never thought of myself.
Horse Behaviour: Interpreting Body Language and Communication by Barbara Schoning
"Authored by an experienced ethologist, this book draws on recent research in the field of equine ethology and applies it to practical knowledge that can be used to improve the relationship between horse and owner. The focus is on interpreting horse body language and signals to enhance understanding and the bond between human and horse. The book maintains a scientific approach throughout and discusses in detail the science behind horse behavior, including the evolutionary basis of behavior, the nervous system, and behavioral development. "
I'm still on the quest to find perfect herd chemistry, but I feel a lot like I've made progress.
How are ya'll doing? Let me know in the comments if you've got any suggestions!
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