Horses have been domesticated by man for thousands of years, using them for farming, war, herding animals, sport and recreation. Even though we've shared a close partnership with these animals, understanding them has been difficult. Why do they shy so easily, balk at crossing shallow puddles, get nervous on windy days, or try to run from things that frighten them? It's also hard to comprehend why a 17-hand horse can be easily controlled by a small girl one tenth its size, or why these animals have such incredible memories. In this DVD, Dr. Robert M. Miller, DVM, discusses and Illustrates the ten characteristics of horse behavior. This information will help you have a better understanding of the way your horse thinks and behaves, resulting in a better relationship with horses, enabling you to base your actions on logic, rather than force. Dr. Miller also offers a scientific explanation of why today's revolutionary Natural Horsemanship clinicians are able to shape the behavior of horses so effectively and so humanely. Then, using these behavioral insights, Dr. Miller goes on to explain rational ways of dealing with common problems people have with horses: hard to catch, balking, disrespectful, pulling back while tied, difficult to bridle, needle-shy, hard to load in a trailer, shying and herdbound or barnsour. Understanding Horses will enable you to think like your horse, and bring increased enjoyment to the time you spend with horses. Now, when you have a problem, you'll be able to solve it without resorting to force or fearful tactics, using natural methods to train your horse!
Run time: 2 Hours