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fargos handmaiden

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Book Review: What Horses Really Want by Lynn Action
« on: March 23, 2022, 05:27:01 am »

Insightful, enlightening. A really different way of looking at partnership with a horse rather than the usual cookie-cutter, lord-it-over-the-beast ways of training/handling from the usual list of currently faddish horse gurus. I stumbled upon it  in desperation trying to find answers for the icelandic i am apparently stuck with. It appears we must find ways to co-exist for the long haul but the good news i feel i and all my horses can benefit from this very different way of looking at horse-human relationships. It is not that much of a "how-to" as an attempt to philisophically change our thinking on such relationships but she references a few such intriguing "how-to's" which i am now also eager to read.  I recommend.
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Re: Book Review: What Horses Really Want by Lynn Action
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 06:37:23 am »

I looked @ it on Amazon just now--looks like a VERY helpful resource.  Over past several years, my ways of interacting w/ horses have changed rather drastically.  Looks like this is closer to the approach I'm taking nowadays!  TY for the info!
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Re: Book Review: What Horses Really Want by Lynn Action
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 11:07:53 am »

You are so welcome. Let us stay in touch on our progress and efforts and failures. Perhaps we can aide each other in these new approaches.
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Re: Book Review: What Horses Really Want by Lynn Action
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 11:46:47 am »

@fargoshandmaiden  I've found Mark Rashid a good source of inspiration.  His books aren't "how to", more about a different philosophy of interacting with horses.  We've found ourselves in a sort of necessary slow down with our two new geldings as they transition (slowly) from shod to barefoot, and it seems VERY beneficial.
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Re: Book Review: What Horses Really Want by Lynn Action
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 05:45:01 pm »

Thanks,Val, review rating on Rashid book pretty impressive. Definitely goes on the list. I already ordered just about every book Ms. Action recommended so will get after that. I devour books so it should not take long. I already had Horse Speak. I found some things there really worked.but then dropped it, can't remember why now so am currently trying to reread it before the other books come. Then Rashid hopefully.
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