There are many horses out there that express discomfort and/or discontent in a variety of troublesome ways. These are the common problems riders at all levels deal with on a regular basis, such as bucking, rearing, bolting, pulling, grinding teeth, refusing fences, and running out, to name only a very few!
The good news is, many times these behaviors have their root in poor riding and training. How is this a good thing? It means that in most cases, an honest self-assessment of your riding skill set, a list of achievable goals to improve your position and aiding, and a broadened repertoire of solid schooling exercises can give you all the tools you need to “fix” the problem you may be experiencing now, and those you may face in the future.
Doug Payne has made a name for himself in equestrian circles as the “go-to guy” when it comes to finding a way forward with “problem horses.” Now he’s sharing his tips and techniques for solving some of the most common contact issues, unruly outbursts, and jumping problems riders experience. In THE RIDING HORSE REPAIR MANUAL you’ll find causes for problem behavior—from physical issues to “holes” in the horse’s education—as well as dozens of safe and professionally tested solutions and step-by-step exercises.
Throughout, unbelievably detailed photo series provide micro-moments in the saddle, enabling you to observe the minute changes in your seat and your aids that can ultimately lead to major changes in your horse’s behavior.